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Can A Gay Couple Book Doublebed In Dubai?  
User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11922 times:
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How do Dubai hotels respond if a gay couple wish to sleep in the same bed while holidaying there?

Are they used to it and comply without a fuss or do they cause a scene and refuse?

In London the receptionist fussed a lot when he realised that we were two blokes sharing the same bed... I was a little embarrassed, I must admit...

Opinions and answers gratefully appreciated  Smile

Regards, Ivan


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User currently offlineEmirates773ER From Pakistan, joined Jun 2005, 1448 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11908 times:

It should not matter if you did not say that you were a "Gay Couple" else you are in trouble.


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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11900 times:

Personally it has never bothered me to ask for a room with one bed when traveling with my partner. Now Dubai is not a place I currently have any desire to travel to, though if I did, I think I would be discreet and get a room with two beds and only use one.


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User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11892 times:

Quoting Emirates773ER (Reply 1):
It should not matter

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Unfortunately, for some people, it does. That is the real shame.

Anyway, a hotel room will always come with a queen/king, or 2 doubles. So, it really shouldn't matter. If you get a room with 2 beds, who says you can't just sleep in one of them?

I personally wouldn't put a place that historically is not very hospitible to gay people on my vacation "must" list in the first place.

But, that's just me.

Russ wave 



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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11892 times:

Just get a twin and push the beds together!

User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11883 times:

I've been to Dubai. A fantastic place. From what I saw out there, I don't think you'll have a problem.

User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11869 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):
Personally it has never bothered me to ask for a room with one bed when traveling with my partner. Now Dubai is not a place I currently have any desire to travel to, though if I did, I think I would be discreet and get a room with two beds and only use one.

Islamaphobia I presume?

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 5):
I've been to Dubai. A fantastic place. From what I saw out there, I don't think you'll have a problem.

As long as you don't do anything in public.


User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11863 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 6):
As long as you don't do anything in public.

I saw a few things that raised even my eyebrows in the hotel bar


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11863 times:

Quoting CRJ900 (Thread starter):
In London the receptionist fussed a lot when he realised that we were two blokes sharing the same bed... I was a little embarrassed, I must admit...

I'm not gay but I would have picked another hotel or at least asked to speak to the manager at that point. What you and your friend do behind closed doors is not her concern. (Unless you get really weird and wreck the place but hetero couples do that as well.)

As to your original question about Dubai...I have no idea. Perhaps you can call around to some of the hotels you are considering and ask. Another suggestion is to get a room with two double beds. That way you don't have to worry about it. Plus you get one bed for sleeping and one bed for the horizontal mambo.



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11843 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 6):
Islamaphobia I presume?

No just using the brain I was given! Also if you even read what I posted I said it was not a place I have a desire to visit or give my money to. Anything else you need to me explain.



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User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11836 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 9):
not a place I have a desire to visit

Well your missing out there. It's superb


User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11836 times:

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 7):
I saw a few things that raised even my eyebrows in the hotel bar

Better safe than sorry I guess...

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 9):
No just using the brain I was given! Also if you even read what I posted I said it was not a place I have a desire to visit or give my money to. Anything else you need to me explain.

Yup, why wouldn't you want to visit Dubai? How is it using the brain you are given? I still smell Islamaphobia...


User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11828 times:
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Thanx for quick replies...

We are "straight-acting" dudes by nature, so we tend to disappear in a crowd, which is nice...

We don't mind having a room with two beds, and thankfully beds abroad are quite wide, as opposed to many single beds in Scandinavian hotels - it's like sleeping on a hen perch...

The receptionist in London was an Asian male, perhaps he was just unaccustomed to such guests...



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11818 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 11):
why wouldn't you want to visit Dubai?

I've absolutely no desire to visit Dubai either, but only because it's just too damned hot. I wouldn't be adverse to connect there, however, I hear the duty-free shopping is fabulous.



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User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11802 times:

[quote=CRJ900,reply=12]perhaps he was just unaccustomed to such guests...[/quote

Perhaps he is in the closet and was jealous that you had a great man in your life and he was just a lonely, bitter closet queen!  rotfl 

Russ



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User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11802 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 13):
I've absolutely no desire to visit Dubai either, but only because it's just too damned hot. I wouldn't be adverse to connect there, however, I hear the duty-free shopping is fabulous.

It really depends on when you visit it. between November and March or early April, the weather is great, but it does get very damn hot in the summer.


User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3007 posts, RR: 48
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11802 times:
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I can't comment on Dubai, but I was told their local laws about homosexuality aren't enforced in hotels (at least not in the "more expensive" ones). I'm not sure about walking around in public holding hands, in case you want to do that, because the guys I know didn't try (they don't usually do it at home either).

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 13):
I wouldn't be adverse to connect there, however, I hear the duty-free shopping is fabulous.

I'd also love to connect in Dubai - maybe to fly to Australia in Emirates' First  snaggletooth 



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11787 times:

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 12):
The receptionist in London was an Asian male, perhaps he was just unaccustomed to such guests...

Or jealous of your hunky man friend.



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User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 11731 times:

If you stay in a decent hotel most double rooms are actually 2 twin beds, which are plenty big enough for 1 or 2, so you can swap around, or even invite the neighbours. Of course if you turn up looking like Freddie Mercury and Elton John you might raise a few eyebrows, but I doubt that what goes on behind closed doors is of much concern to them though. Just be respectful of local customs. Dubai's a great place.


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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4845 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 11728 times:

Just got back from DXB. It's more fun than ever. Lot's to do and lots of EK FAs floating around Sheikh Zayed road.  Smile

YOWza



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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11702 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 11):
Yup, why wouldn't you want to visit Dubai?

I'm also not planning on going to Dubai as long as my current passport is valid because I don't want to go through what I went in Oman. I have an Israeli permit in my passport, and the guy in Oman flipped when he saw that. They asked me questions after questions...and the guy refused to let me in. I had flown in from India and told the guy I was not going to Israel...and in any case I would be in Muscat for only a week...and also my Israeli entry/exit stamp was over a year old (I went there in 2004 and went to Oman in December 2005).

The guy finally let me in, but he made sure my entry visa was valid for only a week..and blah blah.

Now I don't know how the UAE views having an Israeli stamp in your passport...but I presume it would be the same. So I have no plans of going to the middle eastern Islamic countries as long as my current passport is valid.



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User currently offlineMaury From United States of America, joined May 2005, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11688 times:

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 20):
I have an Israeli permit in my passport, and the guy in Oman flipped when he saw that.

Oh dear...sounds like the Omani official has some kind of phobia going on there, too.

That said, the Burj Al Arab looks SO cool...but nah.


User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11673 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 11):
Yup, why wouldn't you want to visit Dubai? How is it using the brain you are given? I still smell Islamaphobia...

Lets turn it around, how would you feel about visiting and spending your money in a country that officially outlaws your existance. Even worse, they're willing to look the other way and accept your money, as long as you 'behave' and don't draw attention to yourself?

I'd actually like to visit many Mid-Eastern countries, but I'm not going to spend a dime in any place that tells me my very existance is illegal.



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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11673 times:

It should be nobody's business which two people share a bed in a hotel, as long as both are of the legal age of consent.

User currently offlineEmirates773ER From Pakistan, joined Jun 2005, 1448 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11663 times:

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 22):
Lets turn it around, how would you feel about visiting and spending your money in a country that officially outlaws your existance. Even worse, they're willing to look the other way and accept your money, as long as you 'behave' and don't draw attention to yourself?

I'd actually like to visit many Mid-Eastern countries, but I'm not going to spend a dime in any place that tells me my very existance is illegal.

If you are trying to show us something we do not want to see especially in public then it would really be advisable to stay away from us. On that note I should add that until you keep your bed life behind doors no one seems to have a problem.



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25 AA777 : Why make such a big deal about it and just have one person check in. Then they wont know either way. What about in the U.S. where in many states sexua
26 Searpqx : Thank you for basically making my point. I have no intention of 'showing you' anything. Surprisingly, walking down the street I look no different tha
27 Emirates773ER : I guess all muslims in France should leave b/c wearing a headscarf is illegal, same goes for Danish or Bulgarian muslims. I would love to practise a
28 AeroWesty : Since you've restricted it to "ceremonies", which ones are Canada not allowing you to practice?
29 Searpqx : You can play the wounded party all you like, but in no case is your existance as a Muslim outlawed (nor should it be). And yes, if you don't like it
30 Emirates773ER : Slaughtering animals during eid, personally.
31 Jaysit : If you want Sharia law, there are lots of countries in the world you can move to. Why bemoan your existence in discriminatory Canada, a country that
32 Emirates773ER : Read my post mate, I don't have a problem with it. Sure, no doubt that muslims,christians,hindus have more knee problems than everyone else in the wo
33 Emirates773ER : On further research I have found that we do have some slaughter houses for muslims here on eid thus my ceremony claim is not valid.
34 Jaysit : Well, I'm sure you don't, but that brings us to the other question. What exactly is Canada prohibiting in terms of Muslim ceremonies?
35 Emirates773ER : Refer to the post mate.
36 DeltaGator : Go visit the Miami Courthouse. I forget exactly which corner but you can see the area set aside for Santeria sacrifices. If someone in your family is
37 ManuCH : In Switzerland it's actually a good reason for having a double passport. If you need to travel to Israel and some other countries (UAE, Jordan, and a
38 Windshear : Come on! Is that the way to react? Islamophobia I would have an issue visiting a country that had an issue with be being gay, if you call that Islamo
39 Windshear : Well you guys still don't want to buy Danish goods, Denmark is a part of the EU, why should EU citizens place money on your soil, and are you residin
40 Post contains images AerorobNZ : Invite a couple of lesbians along with you and get two rooms with an adjoining door and pretend to be straight, then swap over behind closed doors ...
41 Windshear : Now that one could actually be fun!! Boaz.
42 QR332 : I personally find the laws which stop you from entering the country if you have an Israeli stamp quite pathetic, and I am sorry you had to go through
43 Windshear : Well you seemed fond of phobias, so I gave your country men two to pass around... I did not mean it really, just wanted to find some that could fit y
44 ManuCH : Thanks for pointing this out. I was referring to information I got about 10 years ago, things may have changed (they sure have). Or our govm't agency
45 Windshear : Yes equaly repulsive, and I have also had my share of cat fights with American religious extremists, and yes they were all Christian. Boaz.
46 Post contains images Emirates773ER : Congratulations for bringing Denmark back into the equation, thats what you think about all day is it? The person I was refering to lives in the US a
47 AeroWesty : But it's even more prevalent in the Arab and Muslim worlds than in the west according to ME AVN FAN, and confirmed by Emirates773ER. (If you have a p
48 MD-90 : If they've seen San Francisco pride, you can't blame them for having that impression...
49 AeroWesty : At least we're intelligent enough to know "when in Rome, do what the Romans do!" Tell me how many gay men have had sex in the open in front of your h
50 Windshear : Yes you are right, but I must say this sex in public places, are also quite common with str8 people... We are just as normal as "you" are, some might
51 Post contains images AeroWesty : Yes, it is, but I wanted to hear all of MD-90's naughty stories.
52 Emirates773ER : Sure it is there but it is discreet, underground, behind closed doors. Your statement is just so confusing, when given the freedom of choice to do as
53 AeroWesty : After I have my tea, I can dig up the thread where ME AVN FAN *insisted* that affection between males in the open, including holding hands walking do
54 Emirates773ER : Thats the culture, do I need so the Roman statement again?
55 DucatiRacer : Sorry to burst your bubble, but the Supreme Court of the United States ruled such laws unconstitutional some years ago.
56 AeroWesty : And when it's questioned, or said to not be someone's cup of tea, they're accused of "islamophobia". How accepting of you.
57 Post contains links Emirates773ER : A symbol of unity and support it what the The Globe and Mail reports, you on the other hand can deem them as being gay. http://www.csmonitor.com/2005
58 AeroWesty : NO, I said that ME AVN FAN stated quite clearly that men holding hands in public, and showing signs of affection, is the norm in the mideast. I can d
59 Windshear : I have seen with my own eyes as well... Maybe not in Dubai tho... it is very very sad to hear you speak Emirates773ER, and you live in one of THE mos
60 Emirates773ER : I find it funny you saying that, when I am just exercising my freedom of speech about a muslim country not the west. Concur.
61 AeroWesty : Good, then you take it up with ME AVN FAN, and not me. You lot fight it out whether or not men can hold hands in public in the mideast, and get back
62 Post contains images Emirates773ER : Trying to make a run for it Aero? Chillout mate, its only a debate.
63 AeroWesty : Not at all, but I would like there to be some agreement as to what is acceptable and what is not. I've given both of you plenty of opportunity to cha
64 Post contains links Emirates773ER : http://www.msc.navy.mil/msccent/taboos.htm Hopefully Me AVN FAN will agree.
65 Windshear : Why do you find it funny? Just because you are saying something, and you may, does not make your views any better, or did you somehow think that I sa
66 767Lover : Why does anyone have to know? You book a room with one bed, you don't have to say who is actually staying with you. If they ask, give them a woman's n
67 AeroWesty : He already does! My god, read your own posts! From your link: "Conversely, holding hands, kissing, and walking arm-in-arm, between Arab men, is consi
68 Emirates773ER : I meant all the point in that article. Sure its allowed, usually when people are joking or having a laugh something which suggest that they are in a
69 AeroWesty : You work that out with ME AVN FAN. More than happy to open a thread for you to do so.
70 EmiratesA345 : If I were in your situation, I would just book online. Request 1 King/Queen, and walk up to the counter together when you arrive. As long as you pay,
71 QR332 : I didn't say it is more prevalent, nor did they: we said it is present and that it cannot be ignored. Did I say that? Did I even imply that? Just as
72 AeroWesty : I won't even read past this point in your post. ME AVN FAN made the specific statement that homosexual activity "is more prevalent" in the muslim wor
73 QR332 : Then I am mistaken, but that is not true. It exists in a considerable number, but not more than the West, probably around the same levels.
74 Post contains images 9VSPO : Just turn up at reception with a dildo in your hand and say to the receptionist "you are quite welcome to join us if you like!"
75 Windshear : *LOL* Again mix this with the Lesbians!! yiiiiihaaa!! Boaz.
76 Post contains links and images AeroWesty : Like I said to ME AVN FAN and Emirates773ER, work it out amongst yourselves, come up with a consensus. While I was waiting for my appointment to show
77 Pdpsol : No, as I have posted before, the US Supreme Court ruled in 2003 in the Lawrence vs. Texas case that these laws are UNCONSTITUTIONAL. So, here in the
78 ME AVN FAN : if they simply book one room for two men, there is no problem. If they however declare to be gays who want to be together, alarm-bells will ring your
79 Jaysit : What I've found interesting about Dubai is that while it generally has a laissez faire attitude towards the antics of visiting foreigners (especially
80 USXguy : Some friends and I considered going to Dubai as a stop on our round-the-world trip but opted to go to Malta instead. After reading more about Dubai, t
81 Post contains images AeroWesty : I nearly choked on my tea. Talk about a nanny-state. "Don't even moan when you have a wank!" (Or is that okay?) And Emirates773ER and QR332 were so q
82 Luv2fly : Behave normal? I'll bite, pray tell what is that?
83 ME AVN FAN : well, just behave like other people. Do sit together in a cafe or restaurant but please do NOT take a loudspeaker and announce "yoohoo, we are the ga
84 Searpqx : My understanding of Federal Law #3 is that it bans homosexuality and all homosexual acts. Since I am a homosexual, that seems to imply that I persona
85 Luv2fly : How do I know that the other people are normal? And I honestly do not know any gay person or says yoohoo! So thanks for the sterotype lesson. Are we
86 Springbok747 : I've been told that this was ok in India also...but I didn't see anyone doing that when I was there. But, yeah you are right...people do that all the
87 Jaysit : Is there a law against farting in Dubai? If so, how is it enforced? Is the penalty for noise greater if accompanied by foul odours? And how do they c
88 ME AVN FAN : YOU as a person are NOT "personally illegal", your leanings however may not be in accordance with local regulations -- how to you behave in more cons
89 DeltaGator : In India it isn't so much a gay thing as just a friendship thing. Correct me if my DoD briefing was wrong when I visited. Guys in India hold hands wa
90 AeroWesty : That would be one of those "laws" you keep denying exists.
91 Luv2fly : What areas are those? I ask because here in America I do not have to act any certain way, in order to please the so called "NORMAL" people.
92 Searpqx : My leanings? Sorry bub, but while you made a lifestyle choice (Islam), I did not. I am, by nature, gay. No need to apologize, the only one that you n
93 Post contains images Springbok747 : I was only in Bangalore...but I didn't get out much...was sick most of the time
94 Jaysit : But that's hardly a basis for anything now, is it? After all, most of the folk in Marshall, TX probably think that being a Muslim is being a deviant
95 Post contains images CRJ900 : Wow, this thread really took off... Okay, I have no intention about telling the receptionist that we are gay, and we will not act promiscuously in pub
96 DeltaGator : A case of The Scoots?
97 LH459 : Very good post, summed everything up nicely! You really hit the nail on the head regarding gay Arab men! I've personally observed exactly what you de
98 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : laws NOT about homosexuality but about "decency/offending behaviours/challenging ways" etc - I think about areas in your country like rural Texas and
99 AeroWesty : If I made a law that said it wasn't "decent" to kneel on a rug facing Mecca while praying, would you say I'd made a law about Islam, or I'd made a la
100 Luv2fly : I have relatives that live in rural parts of TN and when I visit with them I act no differently, so where are these areas of "normal" people that I n
101 ANCFlyer : Ivan - I have to ask . . . why the hell would you tell the reception desk the the first place? I mean, I don't check in to a hotel and say "We're a s
102 Post contains images AeroWesty : My best guess would be if your luggage was tagged to MAF.
103 AeroWesty : It's not so much the pronoucement, but normally two guys sharing a hotel room would get separate beds, asking for one bed marks you as gay right then
104 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Narrow minded bastards.
105 MD-90 : None, because they know better than to do that in Alabama or Mississippi. Anybody doing that in public would be likely to be arrested, a gay couple a
106 Searpqx : FWIW - I've volunteered at SF Pride for the last three years as Safety Patrol, and while yes, some of the costumes are pretty risque, I've never seen
107 Post contains images Springbok747 : Heh...yeah...I guess I ate too much chicken curry or something...it was yummy though, but I couldn't handle the after-effects
108 Post contains images ManuCH : We've had that "raised eyebrow" too, but a little bit differently. More precisely, we are often asked "are you sure you want one king size bed?" to w
109 Windshear : Very well spoken!! I must say Emirates773ER takes the prize for worst views... Yet he frequently taunt me for quotes LOL I just let him speak his min
110 Emirates773ER : I really don't care what you think, at least with Aerowesty I had a decent conversation as he himself pointed out later in another thread. You on the
111 Post contains images Raffik : I have quite happily taken my boyfriend(s) to Beirut every year and I have never come accross an unpleasant situation! Saying that, Lebanon is the mos
112 ME AVN FAN : if you do NOT make things like public gay marriages in restaurants, or gay mass-parties in public places, you will not have any problems it is just a
113 AeroWesty : Hmm, there seems to be a difference of opinion on that. Sure hope you guys come to a consensus soon.
114 ME AVN FAN : - That is a different thing. Any hotel or restaurant in Dubai who gets a reservation of people DECLARING to be gay will be alarmed. The place where t
115 Raffik : Yes, it's always best to be discrete, especially in more "culturally sensitive" areas of the world. I don't see the relevance in declaring your sexual
116 AeroWesty : I don't know if you've ever booked a hotel room as part of a gay couple or not. Some experiences are detailed above. It goes something like this when
117 YOWza : If you know what to expect, then just say, you're tired and you don't care and that you'll share a bed. Who cares. YOWza
118 AeroWesty : Why should you share a double bed in a two-bedded room when you booked and could have a king? Your response doesn't make any sense.
119 YOWza : "We just got in on an X hour long flight, we're very tired just leave the double bed in there and we'll gonna crash right now." YOWza
120 AeroWesty : I still don't get why if I booked a king room for me and my partner, I'd have to accept a room with two double beds just so it doesn't arouse any sus
121 ME AVN FAN : - no, I never had that kind of experience. But it will be no problem in Dubai .
122 AeroWesty : Isn't Abu Dhabi part of the UAE too? ME AVN FAN, what I suggest you do is next time you're in Dubai, check in to your hotel with a male companion, in
123 YOWza : OK either you or I (money's on you) are being incredibly dense here. A king sized bed is a type of double bed. So when I said leave the double bed in
124 AeroWesty : I might be now. So your reference is "leave the reservation as it is, we're tired", when the desk clerk hasn't even selected the room yet but offered
125 Post contains links WellHung : http://www.dailytelegraph.news.com.a...y/0,20281,18128935-5001028,00.html A UNITED Arab Emirates (UAE) court has jailed 12 men who were arrested after
126 YOWza : OK so one of you checks in and the other waits in the lobby. Who cares? If you're not flaming this will not draw any attention to you. If you're so s
127 Post contains images 9VSPO : Pity it wasn't Elton John then we would be spared his music for five years.
128 AeroWesty : Yes, we've been through this, but apparently this would have been okay had they not been "loud" or acting "indecently" (which I guess is what a man w
130 ME AVN FAN : yes. The UAE consists of AbuDhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm-el-Qiwain, Ras-al-Khaimah and Fujairah. Bahrain, Qatar and Oman are separate independen
131 AeroWesty : According to ME AVN FAN that wouldn't happen (unless one was "loud" about being gay). Plus, I don't feel anyone should have to sneak around hotels. W
132 Post contains images Searpqx : In other words, as long as I'm a good little minority, and don't draw attention to myself? On that score you needn't worry No, you have repeatedly (i
133 AeroWesty : You know nothing about him, but you'll slur him anyway. Disgusting.
134 MaverickM11 : Homophobe!
135 Searpqx : Ok, I retract my retraction - by that comment, you brand yourself squarely as the narrow minded bigot you claim not to be.
136 Post contains images 9VSPO : There's only one way to sort this out... FIGHT!!
137 YOWza : Seriously to the gays out ther get over yourselves! You're not that special. If you feel uncomfortable in place x or place y, don't go there. Regardle
138 ME AVN FAN : no slur intended. And while I tried to delete the post, a moderator took it out. Looks as if the term I used was much harsher than the one I had in m
139 ME AVN FAN : no, I just questioned his courage --- and assumed a lack of that
140 Post contains images AeroWesty : Visiting a country that's part of the global society or checking into a hotel shouldn't take an act of courage. But since you've stated it does, that
141 ME AVN FAN : it does NOT, but I suspect he is fearful and got even more so when hearing the matter with those involved in that marriage.
142 Searpqx : If you'd bothered to read the thread instead of spewing your usual tripe, you would have noticed that that was exactly what was said. And it's not ev
143 Post contains links AeroWesty : As an addendum, an article I found on the web that provides some counterpoint to some of the things said above: http://www.gaymiddleeast.com/news/arti
144 Post contains images YOWza : Well if you had bothered to take your head and other assorted objects out of your ass you would have realized that I was rationalizing what you said
145 ManuCH : That's what we usually do anyway. Not because we're afraid that we wouldn't get the room we reserved, but simply because one of us looks after the ba
146 ME AVN FAN : and that way "catching various flies with one catch" !
147 FlyboyOz : I booked a single Queen-sized bed for couple (me and my male friend - we are both striaght) in Seattle because it is cheaper than two beds. So I hoped
148 Aerorobnz : The death Penalty in Iran is verging on the default penalty there though...
149 Post contains images Myt332 : I actually think the whole of the UAE is gay. Every time I've been there the locals are always saying 'suck him' or 'shager him', for example when you
150 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : "shukran" ??
151 Myt332 : Similar oui!
152 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : Suppose, Monsieur, it not only is similar but that it is "shukran, ya es-sayyid" = thank you, Sir
153 UK_Dispatcher : " target=_blank>http://www.gaymiddleeast.com/news/ar...8.htm That site, along with all others like it (as innocent as they are) are blocked in the UAE
154 AeroWesty : Hmm, yes, the more I read, the more I see how full of it some of the other posters have been about the acceptance of the gay community in the mideast
155 Windshear : And you did not hear the disrespect between the lines of what certain others posted here? But your conclusion is right, you can LIVE with everything,
156 Post contains links AeroWesty : I usually give people the benefit of the doubt until they've proven themselves otherwise. Often what could be taken as disrespect is nothing other th
157 Windshear : And why do you think? I understand you give them the benefit of the doubt, but having met their views before, and now on this, you might feel like yo
158 Post contains images AeroWesty : Actually in the last couple of threads on this topic, homosexuality in the mideast, I've learned a lot I wouldn't have otherwise. Such as the claims
159 ME AVN FAN : I maintain that a guy couple can freely book "one bed" in a hotel room in Dubai. I however can understand your "reservation" in this regard and would
160 Nworlnsbearcub : I'm from New Orleans, so I HAVE seen it all! And that comes from all kinds of people.. races, creeds, sexualities.. Anyone can be vulgar and crass, n
161 AeroWesty : But you see, I can tell the incongruity between these two: So thank you once again for proving the point.
162 ME AVN FAN : Not at all. There is absolutely NO incongruity between these two statements. The first reflects the simple fact that you might get your room in Dubai
163 AeroWesty : See now earlier in this thread, anyone saying that was called an islamophobe.
164 Post contains images 9VSPO : Is this thread still going?! Time it was locked?
165 Windshear : Yeah I agree, I have debated with religious Americans about this as well. I have been traveling in Egypt many times, and I think many are "interested
166 ME AVN FAN : slogan-waving always is a doubtful strategy in discussions there are uncounted gay "normal" Egyptians. They DO "dare" but may not discuss such privat
167 Windshear : Yeah well some might, but as for how many that is, numerous human rights movements can tell you how many avoid emprisonment. Boaz.
168 UK_Dispatcher : Censorship. With many websites, a message saying that the content of the site is not in line with the religious, moral and cultural beliefs of the UA
169 ME AVN FAN : the risk of "police contact" for guys in Egypt and Lebanon is absolutely minimal. So that "to avoid emprisonment" is easy for them. But they of cours
170 Windshear : Yeah well the risk of it in percent might be low, but you can guess iof you are violating Mohammed and the police at the same time, might make you fe
171 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : there is no reason for you all to be afraid in any way, as there is virtually no risk for foreigners as long as you do not start "outrageous" public
172 Windshear : Yeah well I wasn't! I in fact tried to be, should I say "forthcoming" with the locals? Yeah yeah well, what I meant was that many show clear signs of
173 Raffik : I've heard stories that men cruising along the Corniche at night have been approached by undercover Plain clothed policemen. Instead of arresting them
174 Windshear : I think this is the most accurate depiction yet! Boaz.
175 Post contains images Raffik : Finally something we agree on!
176 Post contains images Windshear : LOL indeed! Boaz.
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