Posts tagged "dubai"

Norwegian Woman Raped In Dubai Is Finally Pardoned

Last Tuesday, Marte Deborah Delelv of Norway was sentenced to 16 months in prison. Her crime? She reported being raped by a colleague while on a business trip in Dubai to the police. According to the Daily Mail, when she first reported the alleged rape in March, she was thrown in jail for four day…

By: Mary Odell / July 22, 2013

Woman In Dubai Sentenced To Jail After Reporting Rape

A woman turned from victim to criminal in Dubai after she reported she had been raped, but was then sentenced to jail for having "extramarital sex." So messed up. [VG Nett] The rise in deaths among young women in England and Scotland is starting to become "worrisome." [Science Daily] Although Obama’s administration is comprised of…

By: Daley Quinn / July 19, 2013

A Fridge Magnet That Gets Pizza To Your Mouth Faster

I am actually really kind of jealous of the people of Dubai, because aside from having islands shaped like the world, and the largest indoor ski slope, they've also got amazing pizza technology. Red Tomato Pizza restaurant created a fridge magnet with a built-in bluetooth device that allows you to order pizza simply by PUSHING…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 31, 2013

Sure, Why Not: Give Uncle Karl An Island To Design

The fashion world is once again spreading rumors that Karl Lagerfeld will retire from Chanel. Why do people care and why does this rumor resurface so often? Because it's Chanel. And where do you go when you're already at the top? Since Karl is famous for topping himself year after year with his larger-than-life fashio…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 14, 2010

A Couple In Dubai Gets Jail Time For Sexting

A pair of flight attendants in Dubai has been sentenced to three months in jail. Their offense? They sent each other flirty text messages. Apparently, this is a crime because the woman in the pair was married—she's since filed for divorce—and thus the texts represent "intent to commit sin." If there had been any evidence…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 18, 2010

Dubai Doesn’t Want To Play Host To “Sex and the City”

For some rather obvious reasons, the "Sex and the City" sequel is having trouble getting permission to film in Dubai, a Muslim country. From all that glorified promiscuous sex down to the very name of the show, it's no wonder that the set and the plot aren't really meshing. But because we're morbidly curious about…

By: Lily Q / July 31, 2009

Victoria Beckham Can Get You Arrested

Lebanese national Raffi Nernekian was arrested in Dubai for wearing a Marc Jacobs-designed T-shirt promoting skin cancer awareness with a nude photo of Victoria Beckham. Although all of Posh's important lady parts were hidden by the "Protect the Skin You're In" slogan, Nernekian reportedly got into an argument with a local over the shirt. After…

By: Annika Harris / July 3, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Topless Sunbathing, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Dirty Mouth, And Dating A Dinosaur

Topless sunbathing, nudity, and other indecent behavior has resulted in 79 arrests recently in Dubai. Just like the sex-on-the-beach couple, these people were detained because their behavior was "disturbing families enjoying the beach," according to a spokesman for Dubai's Criminal Investigation Department. [AP via CBS News] Jake Gyllenhaal isn't allowed to swear in Reese Witherspoon'…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 15, 2008

Having Sex On The Beach Could Get You Arrested

Even though we gave you a few tips for having sex on the beach, we don't recommend using them if you're visiting Dubai. MIchelle Palmer, a 30-year-old British woman who lives there, was arrested for having sex on the beach, and in the United Arab Emirates, sex outside of marriage is illegal, and so i…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 9, 2008