One must take care how you say Goodbye in Dubai. A British couple was spotted kissing in public in Dubai by an Emirati mother and quickly arrested. The British man named Ayman Najafi and female friend now face a month in jail for indecency.
This is actually the third such case of foreigners being arrested in Dubai for kissing or public indecency. The lawyer for the recent couple say that they did were not even kissing on the lips but merely gave a kissing greeting.
Dubai appears divided in both encouraging Western tourists while resisting their influence or values in society.
it is not clear whether an air kiss will trigger criminal prosecution — a matter that would likely call for a Sharia ruling.
Here is the current demo film on the range of kissing:
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