Dubai deports a group of people involved in a nude photo shoot on a high-rise balcony in the Emirate, authorities said after criticizing the incident as inconsistent with the values of the United Arab Emirates
A group of naked women posing for a photographer last week along the balcony railing in a high-end area of Dubai Pier could be seen from neighboring buildings. The images were shared by social networks.
“The individuals involved will be deported from the United Arab Emirates. No further comments will be made on the matter,” Dubai Attorney General Essam Issy Al-Humaydan said in a statement issued by the Dubai media office on Tuesday.
The statement does not contain detailed information on the nationality of the persons involved.
On Saturday, Dubai police announced the arrest of those involved and warned against “such unacceptable behavior that does not reflect the values and ethics of Emirati society.”
Dubai is a regional business and tourist center, where foreigners and visitors, attracted by the sun-drenched beaches, luxurious lifestyle and business environment, far surpass the citizens of the Emirate.
In the past, foreigners have broken laws in the UAE, the federation of the seven Muslim emirates, on obscenity and alcohol use, such as kissing in public.
In November, the UAE amended a number of laws on issues such as cohabitation, alcohol and divorce, during liberalization, which is seen as a push to make the country more attractive for foreign investment and tourism.
However, laws against immoral and lewd acts remain in the Federal Criminal Code. Dubai police also said the UAE has laws banning the transfer of pornographic or other material that could harm public morals.