Watch with this webcam the current weather in Dubai!A female manager and a male executive have been jailed for six months for engaging in consensual sex in a private apartment in Dubai.The male defendant received an additional one-month sentence for drinking liquor.Non-Muslims are only allowed to drink alcohol in the United Arab Emirates in licensed bars, restaurants or clubs.By the 1960s, Dubai's economy was based on revenues from trade and, to a smaller extent, oil exploration concessions, but oil was not discovered until 1966. Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events.
The poet and scholar Ahmad Mohammad Obaid traces it to the same word, but to its alternative meaning of "baby locust" (Arabic: Many ancient towns in the area were trading centres between the Eastern and Western worlds.
Homosexuality is a criminal offence with the possibility of deportation.
Cases brought for sex outside marriage are common in UAE.
In 2013, an Austrian woman was jailed for 16 months after reporting that she had been raped by a male colleague.
She was charged with having sex outside marriage, drinking alcohol and making false statements.