Eating a poppy cake and flying to UAE
Once you arrive to UAE, be ready to go through a close examination at the airport. Even small things like poppy seeds can ruin your entire vacation and get you arrested! This is nonsense, right? Well, guess what?
A Swiss tourist was arrested in Dubai’s airport and punished with 4 years for carrying 3 poppy seeds on his clothes. It is said that the poppy seeds were left in the tourist’s clothes while he was enjoying a poppy cake at Heathrow airport.
So, next time you are flying to UAE, avoid accidentally poppy seeds or bakery products that might contain such contents as they are banned and should be completely avoided!