Posts tagged "united arab emirates"

New Moms In The UAE Are Now Required To Breastfeed For Two Years

New mothers in the United Arab Emirates are now required by law to breastfeed their babies for two years, according to a clause in the country's Child Rights law. Mothers who cannot nurse would be provided with a wet nurse by the government.  One viewpoint held by the council is that children have the right…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2014

Husbands Can Hit Wives As Long As They Don’t Leave Marks, UAE Court Rules

Good news, domestic abusers! An Islamic court in the United Arab Emirates has ruled a husband or father can "discipline" his wife and children as long as he does not leave any marks. This decision follows a ruling where a man was taken to court for slapping his wife, injuring her bottom lip and teeth,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2010

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