Princess Latifi

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I always thought Dubai was a "softer" middle east country, and from my own experience of travelling from The Oman through Dubai, things seemed relaxed, in comparison to Saudi.

This programme shocked me

https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/Miss ... htag_click

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56085369

It was on BBC last night. I hope she is found safe and well, although no doubt traumatised.

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Dubai's superficial openness hides quite feudal underpinnings. Fall foul of the norms expected and the penalties can be summary and harsh.

This poor woman's treatment exemplifies the mediaeval attitudes at the state's core.

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How many of us give a second thought about the local population when we're on holiday?

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This poor woman's treatment exemplifies the mediaeval attitudes at the state's core.
Megan Markel? Diana Spencer? Nerissa and Katherine Bowes-Lyon?
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tim17 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:11 am
How many of us give a second thought about the local population when we're on holiday?
I lived there, it wasn't a holiday Tim

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jsks wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:35 pm
Dubai's superficial openness hides quite feudal underpinnings. Fall foul of the norms expected and the penalties can be summary and harsh.

This poor woman's treatment exemplifies the mediaeval attitudes at the state's core.
Yep, it's about ten years ago now but during a very short "visit" we had a couple of work colleagues unthinkingly break one of the "female going shopping with unrelated male" rules when visiting the western style shopping mall, full of western brands, that was immediately adjacent to the (western brand) hotel.....The pair got spotted by the local "police" and it all turned very very ugly.

Embassy level intervention was needed to get them out of clink in time to go home on schedule.

It has supposedly liberalised since then but.... :?

By contrast at least when we visited Saudi :shock: :? we all knew the rule set :shock:

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My nieces went shopping in a souk in Abu Dhabi, with their parents . One had a skirt on ,the other shorts neither particularly revealing,their dad is well aware of the culture in that area .They became aware of a local male getting closer as they walked round, then this voice echoed around the place “Mum he’s rubbing his willie down my leg “ That was to a 23 year old ,with her parents

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I'm sure there are several innocent Filipino, Indian, or Pakistani prisoners there in a multi-occupation-hole-in-the-floor-toilet cell who would do anything to be locked up in a villa, but they are from the countries where the serving classes come from and they don't have influential friends to make noises for them on the world scene.
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When living in The Oman, I had to be very careful with our blonde young son, who was 4 at the time as other cultures were fascinated by a European white blonde boy. So it wasn't just the girls or women.

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A friend of mine’s family whose father worked in the aerospace industry lived in Abu Dhabi when she was a young teenager. She used to experience local men grabbing her between the legs and had to wear a wedding ring to try and deflect the unwanted attention. :(

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