DUBAI -After criticizing the incident for being out of line with the United Arab Emirates’ values, the authorities have said that Dubai will deport a group involved in a naked image shooting on a high-rise balcony in the Emirates.
The naked women who posed for a photographer last week in the upscale Marina area of Dubai were seen from neighboring buildings along the balcony railing. Shooting pictures spread through social media.
“The individuals involved will be deported from the United Arab Emirates. No further comment shall be made on the matter,” Dubai’s Attorney General Essam Issa Al Humaidan said in a statement published by Dubai Media Office on Tuesday (April 6).Details about nationalities of those involved were not given in the statement.
On Saturday, the Dubai Police announced the arrests of the participants and warned against ‘inacceptable behaviors that do not reflect Emirati society’s values and ethics.’
The Dubai Emirate is a regional hub for business and tourism, and is largely overpowered by foreign residents and visitors – attracted to sunny beaches, luxurious living and the business environment.In the past foreigners have fallen prey to laws on indiscriminacy and alcohol consumption, such as kissing in public in the UAE, which comprise seven Muslim emirates.
As part of a liberalizing move to make the country more attractive to foreign investments or tourism, in November the United Arab Emirates amended a number of laws on matters such as cohabitation, alcohol and divorce.
However, the Federal Penal Code contains legislation against immoral or debauched acts. Dubai Police also indicated the UAE have legislation that would prejudice public morals against the sharing of pornographic or other material.