Lonely Planet Writer

Dubai: no kissing!

If you're in the mood for love, Dubai might not be your destination of choice right now. An English couple allegedly caught kissing in Dubai are facing a possible month in jail, while two Emirates Airline cabin crew were given three-month jail terms for texting sexy.

rome_kissThese sentences are driven in an effort to enforce traditional Muslim values. So how might this impact Dubai's tourism industry? Could it drive away the tourists who fill those glitzy hotels? Would such restraints stop you from visiting a place or do you think it's just part of the culture that should be adhered to and respected? Would you risk it in the heat of the moment?

And do they have a Johnny Depp Clause where, if the Depp gives you the wink, all bets are off and all laws temporarily revoked?

Come on, people - kiss and tell.