• Sex Toys On Holiday - Dubai took them :-(

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    Young and fun95 [sign in to see picture]
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    They can't give a comprehensive list of prohibited things for every traveller, imagine how many things are illegal in the country! http://bit.ly/1u1Gm3L

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    Young and fun95 [sign in to see picture]
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    Urgh what happened there?! http://www.dubaicustoms.gov.ae/en/eServices/ServicesForTravellers/CustomsDuties/Pages/PermittedItems.aspx

    there is a point "anything prohibited by custom laws or countries laws" they outlined the basics, drugs and alcohol

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    MrsMcX [sign in to see picture]
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    Yep, sex toys are illegal in Dubai, and I would think you were pretty lucky not to get arrested. Make sure you do the proper research when you travel abroad. When I go abroad I never take expensive toys just in case my luggage goes missing or anything gets damaged. Just make sure to take a few small items, and check the laws.

    Your travel insurance will probably be able to help you out, you should get in contact with them.

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    Purring-Pussy [sign in to see picture]
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    I'd respect that I had broken a rule and wouldn't persue it any further. Can understand you being upset by the ordeal, but I'd just chalk it up as a lesson learned and look forward to buying new toys.

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    Lillybeth [sign in to see picture]
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    Sorry this happened to you, but definitely count yourself lucky. Knowing how strict they are about sex it was definitely a risk for you to take them. I think the rule you need to apply is if you don’t have a firm yes assume it’s a no. I’d be very interested to see what your travel insurance says.

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    shy perv [sign in to see picture]
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    Unfortunately its a Muslim theocracy the law is the Quran and the judges interpretation.

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    M&A [sign in to see picture]
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    consider yourself lucky if that had been in saudi you would have been beaten by the religous police.

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    KinkyFuckery [sign in to see picture]
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    Oh no thats so sad xxx

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    BrumGuy [sign in to see picture]
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    Some years back I was distributing condoms and to my supprise found that I couldn't send them to the USA. When I questioned a customs official they told me that they were on the 'Prohibited List' along with whisky and feather quilts!! and any infringement would incure a fine of $800 per item for 'Promoting lewd and lacivious behaiviour' I thought that that was a bit rich from a Nation that was the capital of the Porn Industry! Some States there don't allow phallic shaped toys, thats why you see 'dolphin' and other weird shaped toys.

    If in doubt leave them at home, at least you'll still have your freedom to come home and enjoy them.

    Enjoy. x

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    Young and fun95 [sign in to see picture]
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    I've always wondered why they weird shaped vibrators!

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    ScarletRose [sign in to see picture]
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    I'd be so gutted. So sorry to hear for your loss.

    R.I.P

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    I would cry. :(

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    MattB [sign in to see picture]
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    Just remember how lucky you are to live in the Free World!

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    snapper [sign in to see picture]
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    thats very sad , and I have to say It wouldnt have even occurred to me to check if it was legal !

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    WillC [sign in to see picture]
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    The lesson here is...don`t go on holiday to medieval thinking crapholes.

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    shy perv [sign in to see picture]
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    Will well said,

    On a more serious note check the rules of the country you are going on holiday, stuff you may do routinely or only get a slapped wrist for in some places may get you in serious trouble, sex on the beach in Dubai isn't advised.

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    S&A-Forever! [sign in to see picture]
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    pinkanimal wrote:

    personally I wouldnt visit a country like that. I would be so worried I would do something wrong and end up in prison!

    Exactly... and they're going to hold the World Cup in Qatar...good luck with all the drunken football fans...and getting Western girls to cover up...

    Sorry for the off topic - am sorry to hear about your experience OP, that's nothing short of disgraceful and a lousy way to treat people who are clearly visitors to their country. Stick to Europe and the States say I - some Middle Eastern countries have some very strict rules when it comes to even Public Displays of Affection - my girlfriend and I would be arrested within moments of arrival ha ha!

    The lesson here is...don`t go on holiday to medieval thinking crapholes.

    Indeed...

    Just remember how lucky you are to live in the Free World!

    Yes, it's amazing how much we take for granted here like being able to use things like sex toys and girls being allowed to dress how they like without wearing something to cover their hair 24/7. Sorry, I have many friends who are Muslims and I don't have a problem with them but for a country to take your property and destroy it when all you have done is committed the major crime of bringing it into their country... that's disgraceful.

    Luckily, no Middle Eastern country is on my list of places where I'd like to travel one day.

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    S&A-Forever! [sign in to see picture]
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    Bloody hell OP, I just re read your post. £300 worth of stuff? Well, thanks for posting that here it's good to know that some countries will take your personal property away and destroy it...

    I guess the best 'toy' to take away with you if going to the Middle East is your partner, and make sure it's kept to the hotel room...

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    Delboy1991 [sign in to see picture]
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    oh how horrid, but lucky you going dubai... surelythere must be someone who you can complain too x

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    S&A-Forever! wrote:

    that's nothing short of disgraceful and a lousy way to treat people who are clearly visitors to their country.

    Interesting view. Does that mean when I invite you to dinner you think you can spit on the table and I have to tolerate that because you are the guest?

    Funny, in the civilised world a guest behaves courteous, respects their host and does not act against the rules of their host, which means: You don't canoodle in Dubai or bring sex toys to a Muslim country.

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