Couple Jailed For One Year After Getting Caught Kissing On Dubai Beach
A couple on Dubai beach has been jailed for one year after kissing in public on a beach, but the man claims he was merely trying to give the woman CPR after she suffered an asthma attack.
The couple consists of a 28-year-old Indian man and a 25-year-old Filipino woman, and according to a small Emirati child, the two were “wrestling” on the beach.
The child told his mother, who then called the police.
The couple who were just enjoying the beach in Dubai will now each face a year in jail, and will be deported once their bid is completed.
The two were coworkers at a McDonald’s in Dubai, and were spotted on Jumeirah Open Beach on December 17th.
The two admitted that they were a couple, but they vehemently denied kissing in public.
“That was absolutely untrue. We did not kiss. My colleague suffered an asthma while we were seated there and I performed CPR on her,” argued the man.
The couple did confess, however, to drinking alcohol without a license before they got to the beach.
The mother of the child who spotted the couple claims the two were intimately touching each other in the lifeguard tower for over an hour.
“I was shocked when I spotted them seated in a position that looked like they were making love,” said the mother.
“They were indulged in a very intimate situation, but they were not naked. Immediately I called 999.”
The defendants pleaded not guilty to committing a lewd act in public, but admitted to consuming alcohol without a license.
The Dubai Misdemeanour Court convicted them of committing a lewd act in public and sentenced them to 12 months in jail. They also received a fine of 1,000 UAE dirham (£173) each for consuming alcohol.
James Gilbert | Elite.