Archive for Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Indecent acts spur beach crackdown

July 15, 2008


— Westerners were getting too racy on the beaches of this Persian Gulf tourist haven, and a police crackdown on topless sunbathing, nudity and other indecent behavior has resulted in 79 arrests in recent days.

Undercover officers are strolling the sand while others stand guard in new watchtowers to enforce the social mores of this Muslim city-state, which is a booming business center that is attracting growing hordes of foreign tourists.

Officials said they began the campaign after police detained a British man and a woman who were allegedly having sex on one of Dubai's sprawling beaches earlier this month.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 9 months ago

"Undercover officers are strolling the sand"Does that mean they aren't wearing clothes, or that they are wearing clothes?

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