|Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):|
But maybe the authorities aren't stupid enough to try to arrest a US servicemember under such circumstances.
|Quoting cjg225 (Reply 6):|
The next time one of our service members does something wrong in Japan, though, will be leading news for a week...
|Quoting Revelation (Reply 10):|
I think that's mostly because the Japanese (and in particular those in Okinawa) are highly sensitized to any such misconduct.
|Quoting cjg225 (Reply 11):|
I meant the American media.
|Quoting Revelation (Reply 12):|
|Quoting PHX787 (Reply 13):|
And what does this have anything to do with a kick-ass beating in Dubai by an awesome sailor?
|Quoting PHX787 (Reply 18):|
Quoting 777way (Reply 16): I think foreigners do not need permit to drink in Dubai.
If he's a muslim i think he's not allowed to.
2. Substance abuse:
The consumption of alcohol as well as any other drug or psychotropic substance is strictly prohibited in Islam and is punishable by law. Due to the large diversity of cultures and nationalities present in Dubai, alcohol consumption is closely regulated.
Holding, consuming, buying or selling any kind of drug - in any quantity - as well as being tested positive to any drug by the authorities in the UAE is considered a crime.
2.2. Alcohol consumption:
Alcohol consumption shall be confined to designated areas (i.e. licensed restaurants and venues that serve alcohol to their clients). Being caught under the effect of alcohol outside these places (even in light doses) can lead to a fine or incarceration.
2.3. Driving and alcohol:
The UAE has adopted a zero-tolerance policy in terms of driving under the effect of alcohol. Being caught driving with even the smallest dose of alcohol can lead to a fine, incarceration or deportation.
2.4. Purchasing alcohol:
Buying and selling alcohol is controlled by very strict laws. Alcohol is exclusively sold by specialised licensed stores. It can only be bought by holders of an alcohol-purchasing license (this license is only attainable by non-Muslims). Buyers shall respect the local culture by carrying their alcohol in paper bags such that it cannot be seen.