There's a Dress Code Battle in the UAE's Shopping Malls

Only about ten percent of the 8 million people who live in the United Arab Emirates, one of the world's wealthiest nations, are actually Emirati citizens; the rest are Western expats or Asian, African and Middle Eastern guest workers. Most locals are fans of Western pop culture, but there's one foreign form of… » 7/06/12 10:00am 7/06/12 10:00am

Teenage Boy Sent to Jail After Kissing Two Sisters

A 15-year-old Emirati boy has been sent to a juvenile detention center for up to three years after being discovered sucking face with two sisters. A typical hour in the life of a Jersey Shore cast member leads to jail time in the United Arab Emirates. Never have I ever been prouder to be American. » 1/30/12 6:20pm 1/30/12 6:20pm

Man Arrested For Carrying Suitcase Full Of Baby Animals

A man from the United Arab Emirates was stopped in the Bangkok airport after security officials opened his luggage and found the following: two monkeys, two panthers, two leopards, and a bear. The animals, all babies, yawned when the luggage was opened, which sounds cute but also sad, because they'd been heavily… » 5/13/11 3:20pm 5/13/11 3:20pm

UAE Fines Man For Beating Family Too Hard

The United Arab Emirates Supreme Court has upheld the decision to fine a man $136 for beating his wife and daughter. However, the court affirmed his "right to discipline his wife" as long as the abuse doesn't leave marks. » 10/20/10 5:12pm 10/20/10 5:12pm