Sex in the sea off Jumeirah beach earns couple unmarried sex charges

A maid and her lover went to beach to covertly have physical relationship, prosecutors say.

DUBAI // A maid and her lover are charged with having illicit sex in the ocean to avoid being caught, a court heard today.

The Dubai Court of Misdemeanours was told that the Emirati sponsor of the 26-year-old MM, Filipina, took her to the hospital in June when she started complaining of stomach pains. But doctors there told him she was pregnant.

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The sponsor reported her to police, where she confessed to having sex three times with her Pakistani lover in the waters off the Jumeirah Open Beach.

MM and GE, 25, who is married, are charged with having illicit sex.

MM confessed that she would leave her sponsor's house in Al Jafiliah area late at night, after everyone was asleep, and head to a nightclub with her friends. She said she met GE at the President Hotel's nightclub in February.

"I would sneak out of the villa using my spare key after everyone has slept, then take a taxi to the nightclub," MM told prosecutors.

The couple started meeting at the Open Beach, where they had sex while swimming, records show.

MM confessed before court.

The next hearing will be on August 2 to summon GE.