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Man found with trace amounts of hashish invisible to the naked eye held and almost received a 4 year sentence. 4 yrs is the minimum amount of time for any drug offense. Another man is serving 4 yrs for .001 grams stuck to the bottom of his shoe, for all of you un hep cats out there. It's smaller than a grain of sugar.

Reports also say that a man was found with 3 poppy seeds (an illicit substance in dubai) on his sweater from a sandwich he had in heathrow airport and charged.

I'm going somewhere else instead and taking my tourism dollars with me, so F you U.A.E.! I'll show up when you run out of oil money and are desperate for tourists. You no talent a$$ clowns...
 

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Bam Margera and his wife went there on their honeymoon and were both strip searched upon arrival. Missy was also poked and prodded on her "back 9" by a woman in a burka who was not wearing gloves.

What is there to do in Dubai anyway?
 

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Man found with trace amounts of hashish invisible to the naked eye held and almost received a 4 year sentence. 4 yrs is the minimum amount of time for any drug offense. Another man is serving 4 yrs for .001 grams stuck to the bottom of his shoe, for all of you un hep cats out there. It's smaller than a grain of sugar.

Reports also say that a man was found with 3 poppy seeds (an illicit substance in dubai) on his sweater from a sandwich he had in heathrow airport and charged.

I'm going somewhere else instead and taking my tourism dollars with me, so F you U.A.E.! I'll show up when you run out of oil money and are desperate for tourists. You no talent a$$ clowns...
There are some very interesting places in the world, and the customs are what give a place some of it's character.

New Zealand is a nice place to visit, and they speak english too (well kind of)... Not as warm as Dubai, but maybe that would be a place for you start with - it doesn't get any easier.
 

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There are some very interesting places in the world, and the customs are what give a place some of it's character.

New Zealand is a nice place to visit, and they speak english too (well kind of)... Not as warm as Dubai, but maybe that would be a place for you start with - it doesn't get any easier.
I've been to 29 countries including New Zealand which I plan on moving to soon. I've enjoyed plenty of 3rd world countries, including ones with crazy customs. But this U.A.E. drug policy is bullsh%t. Customs are one thing, sentencing people for .001 g of pot to 4 yrs in prison is Fascist. I wouldn't have visited Nazi Germany either despite their "Customs".
 

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What an awful story. I'm sure there are other westerners held in their over crowded jails. I guess I was wrong all along for thinking that Dubai is a good tourist destination.
 

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I don't give any tourism dollars to countries that rape us for oil, granted some of the enemy lies within our own borders.
 

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What is there to do in Dubai anyway?
the only thing I know of is - Indoor [email protected]#

no surfing tho, so there aint much reason for me to want to go there.

But it's utterly ABSURD at the amount of growth that city is going thru.
 

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Looks like he's been released. Still, this is extremely disturbing. The UAE need to change it's policies. I won't be going, as I'm not giving up poppy seed bagels anytime soon.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03/03/cat_le_huy_released/

Endemol tech chief to be released from Dubai slammer

Airport drugs investigation dropped

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<small>Published Monday 3rd March 2008 14:57 GMT</small>
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Cat Le Huy, the television industry IT executive who was locked up in Dubai earlier this year by airport authorities on suspicion of drug smuggling, is to be released without charge.


Le Huy, a German national known as "Diz" by colleagues at Endemol UK, was arrested on arrival in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when officials seized melatonin tablets he was carrying.


Once analysis found only the legal jet lag remedy, investigators demanded that tests be carried out on dust in his suitcase for traces of cannabis resin. During the investigation, Le Huy was held for weeks in the airport detention centre and later transferred to the notorious Al Wathba Prison.
Today, Le Huy's relieved supporters got in touch to say that the case has been dropped completely and he will shortly be released. In a statement, they said: "The support has been overwhelming and we are overjoyed by the positive outcome.


"Cat will not be deported and is free to enter the UAE or depart at his leisure. This is the best outcome we could have hoped for."


Earlier this month, former Radio 1 DJ Grooverider was sentenced to four years imprisonment in the UAE. He was arrested at Dubai airport with just over two grams of cannabis, that he said he accidently left in his pocket. ®
 

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Yup, he was released just the other day. Richard Branson gave him a free First Class ticket home. It is great news. But months in a Dubai prison might as well be 4 yrs... A few people charged for trace amounts have been released, but only ones in high places or with a bunch of money.
 

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There are some beautiful places in Dubai like the Burj Al Arab Hotel, but having heard this I would never spend a dime in that entire country.
 

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I was just in Abu Dhabi a month ago. the customs, etc., there was very relaxed. maybe fly through there instead?
 

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Cheney Land

Halliburton has moved their HQ there, Cheney is going to retire there.
This is the place where Halliburton under the helm of Cheney sold the centrifuges to Iran. The same ones we are all bent about Iran owning and using to make bad things.
Sounds like a nice place to be if your only vice is the love of money.
The glove of government fits the hand of multi-national corporations so well.
Best tax laws on the planet for (corporations), but don't get caught with drugs, porno or sex toys.
I'm not sure everyone in DC is cut out for the place.
Prostitution is tolerated for some reason, might be their love of women.
They also filter the internet like some SPF 60 in a full moon.
 

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I go through UAE every year when i go to Maldives... I thought the customs were rather nice, but probably because of 1st class $$$.

****ing bastards :mad: but then what do you expect from people who still wear robes and think women are inferior :rolleyes:
 

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http://glenngreenwald.blogspot.com/2006/03/ports-polls-party-divisions.html

"A CNN/Sports Illustrated tennis columnist, Jon Wertheim, published a column yesterday expressing outrage over the fact that an ATP tennis tournament is currently being held in Dubai, UAE. Wertheim observed that Israeli players on the tour are barred from participating in the tournament because Israeli citizens are not even permitted to enter that country.

One can get a sense of just how radical the UAE is by reviewing its official website for tourists, which includes some information about the country’s entrance and visa policies:


General Information

There are several types of visas for visitors to Dubai.

Nationals of “Israel” may not enter the U.A.E.

Citizens of the Arab Gulf Co-operation Council member states (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia) do not need a visa.


It isn’t just that Israeli citizens are barred from entering the country. Note the snide quotations marks around the word Israel -- because it’s a concept that is not real, that does not actually exist."
 

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I go through UAE every year when i go to Maldives... I thought the customs were rather nice, but probably because of 1st class $$$.

****ing bastards :mad: but then what do you expect from people who still wear robes and think women are inferior :rolleyes:
You go to the Maldives every year?!?!!? Europeans have it good with travel to exotic places. They seem to go to the Maldives and Seychelles like we go to Mexico... often.

Got pics?
 

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Halliburton has moved their HQ there, Cheney is going to retire there.
This is the place where Halliburton under the helm of Cheney sold the centrifuges to Iran. The same ones we are all bent about Iran owning and using to make bad things.
Sounds like a nice place to be if your only vice is the love of money.
Tin-foil hat BS alert... :sheep:
 
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