Mom Detained In UAE For Drinking Wine

From The Daily Wire:

According to The Daily Mail, Dr. Ellie Holman, a 44-year-old Swedish dentist living in the U.K., was traveling to see friends on one of her many trips to the United Arab Emirates when she was offered a glass of wine on the airplane. When entering the country, she was asked to buy a ticket and return home after a UAE immigration official claimed her visa was no longer valid. After insisting her visa was valid and requesting to apply for a new visa in the airport claiming her and her young daughter were exhausted, the immigration officer asked her if she had been drinking.

“The UAE maintains a deliberately misleading façade that alcohol consumption is perfectly legal for visitors,” Radha Stirling, the CEO of Detained in Dubai, the NGO representing Holman told The Daily Mail. “This is exampled by bars at the airport, by hotels, restaurants and clubs serving drinks. Tourists cannot be blamed for believing that the Emirates are tolerant of Western drinking habits but this is far from reality.”

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