More About Dubai

This place just gets even more pathetic with every passing day:

Travellers who ‘smuggle’ poppy seeds face Dubai jail

Britons heading to the United Arab Emirates have been warned that carrying some foodstuffs and common over-the-counter medications could warrant a four-year prison sentence.

Among the banned substances are foods containing poppy seeds; melatonin, which is taken to ease the effects of jetlag; codeine, a common ingredient in pain relief medication, and any trace of drugs such as cannabis, however small.

The warning was issued by the charity Fair Trials International, which assists people facing trials abroad, following a spate of arrests of visitors to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The charity’s chief executive Catherine Wolthuizen said: “We even have reports of the imprisonment of a Swiss man for ‘possession’ of three poppy seeds on his clothing after he ate a bread roll at Heathrow.”

Emphasis added by me.

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Dubai sounds like my kind of police force!

Previously here:
Dubai: Don’t Go There, Ever!
Dubai’s Been Busy
Let Dubai Know You Are Not Pleased
Reference: Dubai, The Enemy
Reference: Dubai

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2 Comments on “More About Dubai”

  1. mikecane Says:

    Dubai is in the business of tormenting travelers, not welcoming visitors. Instead of locking up people who fail to meet their bizarre standards, they should simply refuse them entry to the country, place them on a No Entry blacklist, and put them on the next plane out of the country.


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