Dubai is regarded as the Vegas of the Middle East. Unlike Las Vegas however, you risk getting into quite a bit of trouble if you openly express your sexuality in public…. We explore whether Dubai is safe for gay travellers to visit, particularly in light of the anti-gay laws in place. In both situations, the couples were arrested, imprisoned for a few months, then deported. One famous trans celebrity, Gigi Gorgeous, was denied entry to Dubai in August when the immigration staff realised she was trans:.