Homosexuality is outlawed in all Gulf Cooperation Countries which include Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Saudi Arabia is one of five nations in the world that have been known to actually execute gay people. It also has a reputation for actively prosecuting those accused of homosexuality and ‘cross-dressing’.
Most commonly those found guilty are punished with imprisonment, lashings and banishment. These sentences are based largely on the whim of Islamic judges and clerics hearing individual cases.