On Sunday, a judge in Dubai ruled that a 34-year-old Pakistani man will spend three months in jail after "exposing his private parts before a policeman" at the Dubai International Airport (DXB).
The incident took place at the airport's transit section in January.
The man, who was reportedly drunk at the time, had offended the policeman after he'd been asked to step aside for a quick baggage search prior to boarding the flight.
The policeman found a number of batteries packed in the carry-on luggage and explained that such items are prohibited on board an aircraft.
The defendant refused to take no for an answer and insisted on traveling with the batteries, according to Gulf News.
The policeman stressed that "carrying batteries is a dangerous act and punishable by law", but that did not convince the man. Instead, he cursed and insulted the law enforcement officer.
He then flashed his private parts and fell to the floor due to his drunkenness.
"He cursed my mother, sister and cursed me in front of other passengers. He made an indecent gesture when he pointed his two hands towards his private parts in my face," the policeman said, according to Gulf News.
Upon arrival at the police station, the man regained consciousness and apologized after learning that the policeman wanted to take legal action against him.
In March, the Dubai Court of First Instance found the defendant guilty on charges of "assaulting and insulting the policeman, gesturing indecently at him in a public place and consuming liquor."
On Sunday, Judge Eisa Al Sharif upheld the man's three-month jail term. He will be deported after serving his sentence.
Disturbances on Dubai flights, not just airports, are quite common
In 2017, British citizen Khalid Mir was sentenced to jail after spitting in the face of an Emirates flight attendant.
Mir pleaded guilty to being drunk on an aircraft and "failing to obey a lawful command of the pilot," according to The Sun.
That same year, a passenger on a flight from Dubai to New Delhi refused to follow in-flight security rules, which forced the cabin crew to restrain him.