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Transiting through Dubai with (in their terms) a questionable relationship.

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by AussieFlyer, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. AussieFlyer

    AussieFlyer New Member

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    Hi Lucky (Et al.),

    In August next year my soon to be Husband and I will be transiting through Dubai and making use of the Dubai Connect service that QF and EK offer for transits over 6 hours.

    Has anyone that's gay had any experience in utilising the service? Particularly with staying in the same hotel room. Obviously we don't want to start our honeymoon by being detained.

    Most travel advice shows to be respectful with no PDA's, but some other reports have said that gay couples along with their children have been detained.

    Thoughts, feelings, emotions?

  2. Tiffany

    Tiffany One Mile At A Time

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    Congrats on the engagement!

    Ben has written extensively about his experiences transiting and visiting the UAE, and really the bottom line is that the people you are interacting with in the hospitality and service industries are usually expats themselves, and don't care.

    The caveats, however, are that luxury and high-end hotels are usually going to be more interested in ensuring their guests have a good experience than anything else; a government-run service may be more questionable (though I wouldn't be particularly concerned in Dubai). And while it's uncomfortable to note, if you are male, white, and English-speaking you will likely have a more protected experience in the UAE than a female, or someone with a different ethnic or language background.
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