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British National arrested in December at Dubai Mall for alleged crossdressing was handed a fine

Updated: Sep 16, 2021

A British National holidaying in Dubai was arrested in a Dubai Mall after a security guard asked that he accompany him to his office, where he phoned the police.

Police under pressure, arrested the young man and after deliberation and investigation, decided to charge him with offensive and indecent behaviour but after reviewing CCTV footage, dropped allegations that he had intended to use the ladies restrooms.

The accused decided to plead guilty so as to expedite a resolution to the matter since innocent pleas can add delays of months.

In Court, the accused said that he had light foundation and apologies, explaining that he did not expect that to be illegal. Numerous men have taken to new products in Europe such as tinted moisturisers.

The entire ordeal has equated to over two months to resolve and has cost thousands in legal fees as well as lost income from employment and hotel bills.

We are pleased that the accused contacted us early in the matter so that we could help as much as possible.

Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai along with the recently released (after three years) Swedish celebrity Farzan Athari are warning other British and international celebrities, tourists and expats of the traps that they can fall into in Dubai.