Article 354 of the Federal Penal Code states, "Whoever commits rape on a female or sodomy with a male shall be punished by death." While English translations of the Arabic text are in some dispute, it is generally felt that this is a prohibition against rape, and possibly consensual sodomy.
“I am just shy when there are lots of people,” she said.
“I’m OK when we’re just one on one, or maybe four people.
Anyone who has spent any time on a dating app knows that, sometimes, trying to find potential dates can be frustrating and fruitless.
Many of us have been there: Suddenly it's half-past midnight, and you're still swiping through Tinder on an endless loop, wondering how on earth your options could seem so limited.
The United Arab Emirates includes the Emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al-Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, Fujairah and Sharjah.
Sexual relations outside a heterosexual marriage is a crime.
In cases such as Ahmad's, casual racism and discrimination can slip through the cracks and go unchecked — after all, it's hard to report racism if the person or people in question aren't even bothering to match with you in the first place, thereby eliminating the possibility of any real proof.
Sure, Ahmad has proof in the form of the results of his experiment, but since his findings speak to a problem on a grander scale than direct and/or aggressive user-to-user discrimination, the solution isn't quite so simple.
Hence a person could be charged on this federal penal code, or under a local (emirate) penal code.