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A Syrian man moves close to me on the dance floor, touching my waist and pushing against me in a way that made his intentions very clear.Passing on that offer, I quickly meet an equally forward New Zealander working as crew for Emirates Airlines (where a large portion of the city’s gay contingent work).
When unsuspecting gay men are entrapped, the consequences of their sexuality are dependent on their nationality.
Like Las Vegas, Dubai was built in a desert from nothing and like Vegas, Dubai (in the Arab world anyway) is known as sin city.
Despite being conservative by Western standards, this is where alcohol and sex-starved Arabs flock to in droves to get their fix — and that includes the gays.
Despite this, Dubai is host to a thriving underground gay scene, with men flocking to unofficial LGBT clubs with little fear of the consequences, according to Detained in Dubai.
Here, Australian expat Paul Ewart shares his experience of being a gay man in Dubai. It’s 2am and the club is packed with a sea of sweaty, gay men getting their groove on to a Madonna classic — and I’m one of them.
In fact, thanks to a huge population of young professional expats, the scene is one of the most multicultural and diverse around.
I break my Dubai gay club virginity at one of the most popular hangouts.
According to the International Lesbian and Gay Association, consensual gay sex in Dubai is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Because the mentality here is that gay men need to be deterred from homosexual activity, police raids of clubs and private parties are common.
Entering via an underground car park on a Saturday evening, my male friend and I encounter the uneven door policies that are rife throughout gay venues (a vague attempt to curb gay activity).
Men arriving solo or in all-male groups pay more, queue separately and are often denied entry altogether.
After all, given that the bulk of Dubai’s population is comprised of expats (figures suggest roughly 90-plus per cent) many of whom are young and single, it stands to reason that a decent amount of coupling will take place.