Again and again and again, is it because we are not strict enough? is it because we are lenient and tolerant? Public decency in the UAE is known and clear and visible to all. Alot of articles, posts and talks has recently been initiated recently regarding public decency and how “its not clear”. EXCUSE me, what is not clear? All we ask for is decency we don’t force we ask respectfully, respect the country and people you are in!!
Yet some just don’t respect that and still say “its not clear” … Few days ago we heard about an incident and honestly we felt proud of the action of the “Emirati Woman/Arabic Woman” who took action. Here is a brief of the story:
A British holidaymaker has been charged with indecency in Dubai after walking through the world’s largest shopping centre in a bikini. (hmmmm Bikini, in a shopping mall – How decent?) The woman was buying clothes and gifts in the Dubai Mall, fully dressed but in a low-cut top, when she was accosted by an Arabic woman and criticised for wearing ‘revealing clothing’. (well done to her, its about time that individuals take action), the pair then became embroiled in a heated row in front of hundreds of bemused shoppers and the British woman told her to ‘mind her own business’ before stripping out of her clothes and ‘taunting’ the locals by walking around in only her bikini. (O_O)
A source within Dubai police said: ‘The British woman was wearing a very low top and most of her legs were on display.”
‘The Arabic woman stopped to criticise her and that’s when she stripped off. That’s when things started to get out of hand.
‘We ended up questioning both women after receiving a call from the mall security staff.’
There are numerous signs around the Dubai Mall urging women to ‘wear respectful clothing-Similar messages are flashed up on LCD screens in most shopping malls across the United Arab Emirates. But do anyone see them? [source]
Dear UAE Visitor,
Welcome to our country and we wish you a pleasant stay. The UAE mixes the modern with traditional sensibilities. We look at what is acceptable, and what is not, in terms of decency and cultural sensibilities. We appreciate and respect the traditions and believes of other people, so we ask you to please do the same while you are here.
And in-case of indecency watch you can call: 042661228, 046099888, 042036499
PS – It is social responsibility that requires each individual to have some respect to any country, its religion and local customs. Have some respect for the place and its people