Every website that has the word “gay” or “sex” is blocked. According to the International Lesbian and Gay Association, consensual sodomy in Dubai is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, although punishment can be more severe if defendants are charged under Islamic law, rather than under the secular penal code. If you know the “right” people and the right places in Dubai, there is plenty of gay life. Dubais first publicly advertised gay club night the Diamond clubs gay “Fluff Night” featured a transvestite DJ from Birmingham, England, and a “best-dressed transvestite” contest showed example of importance being “not official”. The only places they can sort of “let your hair down” is in the nightclubs.
Hormone treatments are used in an attempt to “cure” gay men and groom turn them straight. Almost all the websites concerning gays are blocked.