Dubai drops illegal sex charge against Brit couple

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London, Jan 29 (ANI): Dubai has dropped charges brought against a British couple for having sexual intercourse out of wedlock after they produced a marriage certificate.

However, the couple will still be tried on alcohol-related charges, which were brought after the woman, 23, and her boyfriend, 44, were arrested.

The public prosecutor's office has also dismissed a rape charge, which was brought by the woman against an Indian worker at a Dubai hotel, reports Times Online.

While visiting Dubai as tourists, the woman alleged rape against the Indian worker but was herself caught when police asked if she was having a sexual relationship with her boyfriend. statement released by Dubai authorities said that the public prosecution had closed the case against the Indian man "as the incident didn't happen".

Sex outside marriage is illegal in the Muslim emirate.

Drinking in the United Arab Emirates is forbidden to Muslims, and non-Muslims can only purchase alcohol with a licence. (ANI)

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