How much can you be fined for watching porn through a VPN in the United Arab Emirates

According to the latest data from Nord Security, VPN demand in the Gulf countries grew by about 30% in the first

quarter of 2022 compared to the same period last year. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), meanwhile, circumvention of restrictions is punishable by law. Discuss

The demand for VPN in the UAE grew by 36%, thisindicates that more and more Internet users are viewing content that is prohibited in the country. “The demand for VPNs in the Gulf region is growing every year. The more content restrictions appear, the higher the demand for the service,” Nord Security said.

The report says that the inhabitants of the Persian Gulfoften use VPN to make audio and video calls through popular apps like WhatsApp, Skype, Facetime, Discord, and dating apps. VPN services are also used to access pornography, drug dealers, and more. At the same time, in the UAE, watching porn through a VPN can result in a fine of 2 million dirhams (about 33 million rubles at the current exchange rate).