I’ve reported on this before here and here. The couple has been sentenced now. It could have been up to six years in jail but they were given just three months, a $350 fine, and are to be deported from the country. I agree with:
Analysts here say their punishment is meant to strike a balance — by showing that expats must respect local laws, while maintaining the Emirate’s image of being welcoming to Westerners.
I don’t agree with the law but I think the judge did the right thing.