Just wanted to share my impressions.
While writing the previous post, a straightforward review of the Park Inn Yas Island, I wanted to get into the back story of the hotel booking and the overall impression that it left, but then decided it would be better to separate the thoughts into a different post.
When me and boyfriend decided to book the Park Inn for an 18-hour layover, I selected the double bed option without even thinking about it. Force of habit.
Then, he said out of nowhere, “Did you book two beds?” “No, why would I?”
We read the reviews and saw that another gay couple recommended getting two separate beds, because in the UAE being homosexual is illegal. Not “participating in homosexual acts”, but simply being homosexual. For residents, the highest penalty is death. For visitors, it’s deportation, fines, or prison time.
It’s also illegal for unwed couples to share a double bed, for what’s it worth.
So after reading that, I completely canceled the first booking and re-booked for two twin beds instead.