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Homosexuality is strictly forbidden in the United Arab Emirates.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven states that s known as one of the more tolerant places in the region. But that's not saying much.

The UAE has strict rules based Sharia law that strictly forbid homosexuality. Committing sodomy on a male is punishable by death. In Dubai, any homosexual sex act can be punished by up to ten years of jail time.

A few years back, the country attempted to ban any gay foreigners from entering the country and there are no official gay clubs or organization in the UAE.

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