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UK Foreign Office issues warning to British travelers abroad
According to research, one in seven men…
June 17, 2009 12:00 by Aarti Nagraj
The British Foreign Office has launched a campaign urging British nationals to dress appropriately and respect local customs when overseas on holiday. The office warned that there have been several cases of British nationals being charged with indecent public exposure while on vacation, such as the sex on the beach case in Dubai, reports the Telegraph.
Research by the office found that half of all British women who sunbathe topless risk prosecution, and that one in seven men admitted to having had sex in a public place on holiday.
Some of the instructions they have given include: “rude gestures in Dubai are considered to be an obscene act and offenders can be prosecuted,” and “topless sunbathing in Abu Dhabi is forbidden and liable to be punished by imprisonment or deportation.”