A court in Dubai yesterday sentenced a British woman and an Irish man to 3 months in jail followed by deportation after the couple got drunk and then had sex in a taxi
. The couple did plead guilty to drinking in public, but had pleaded not guilty to breach of honor without consent. As much as it sucks that they have to go to jail for having sex in a taxi, I think even in the US and other western places they could have easily gone to jail or got a ticket for indecent exposure. It is not like Dubai has not done this before. They always arrest people for having sex in public. If you to the Netherlands, feel free to smoke as much pot as you want. If you go to Dubai are you going to do the same thing? The couple are planning on appealing, and probably they will just end up being deported with no jail time. Dubai has plenty of places where westerners can drink and have fun and as long as you stay there, everything will probably be allowed, but when you go outside of that area and do it, then you risk getting arrested.