A group of women were arrested after posing naked on a balcony in Dubai.
The footage shows more than a dozen women on the balcony in a skyscraper, believed to have been filmed by a man in a building next door.
Dubai police said they had “arrested a group of people who appeared in a dirty video”.
You could face public debauchery.
On Saturday night, videos and photos surfaced on social media showing the naked women lined up on a balcony as they are filmed in the upscale Marina neighborhood.
State newspaper The National reported that it seemed like some kind of publicity stunt.
But the “stunt” will have backfired as acts like kissing in public or drinking alcohol without a license in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have resulted in people being arrested.
The women arrested could face up to six months’ imprisonment and a fine of around £ 1,000 for violating public decency laws, which include nudity and other lewd behavior in the UAE.
Dubai police said those arrested had been referred to prosecutors.
A statement said: “Such unacceptable behaviors do not reflect the values and ethics of Emirati society.”
Sharing pornographic material that the video could be viewed as could also result in imprisonment and heavy fines under the country’s laws, which are based on Islamic Sharia law. or Sharia.
The United Arab Emirates have strict expression and social media laws. People are thrown in jail for commenting online or uploading videos that are bad.
Most of the country’s state-owned telecommunications companies have blocked access to major pornographic websites.
Dubai also has draconian social media laws that make it a criminal offense to offend others.
Even using language that makes people feel offended can lead to your arrest.
The strict laws also prohibit anything “defamatory” against the UAE, including reporting on a news article.
Under the Gulf State’s social media laws, 55-year-old Laleh Shahravesh from Surrey faces jail for calling her Dubai-based ex-husband an “idiot” and his new wife a “horse”.
Britain’s Yaseen Killick has been jailed for leaving her anger on WhatsApp after selling a car that broke down.