'The British woman was wearing a very low top and most of her legs were on display.'The Arabic woman stopped to criticise her and that's when she stripped off. That's when things started to get out of hand.'We ended up questioning both women after receiving a call from the mall security staff.'
And that's when the British tourist was arrested. But it beggars belief that one would do such a thing. Each country has its rules. If you choose to play in a country other than your own, then play by their rules.
More PR for Dubai Mall, the biggest mall in the world. Yes, you heard it right: THE BIGGEST MALL IN THE WORLD (where the woman got arrested for taking her clothes off)
This will be cited as another example of a clash of cultures:
1. Charlotte Adams, 26, was jailed for a month earlier this year for allegedly kissing Ayman Najafi in public
2. In 2008, Michelle Palmer and Vince Acors were jailed and deported for having "sex on the beach".
3. And now bikinigate.
The Brits will no doubt complain that if the reverse were to happen in the UK, they would be accused of being racist. I ask you to consider the opposite: Imagine a British woman in Westfield Shopping Centre telling a Shayla clad woman that she's too covered up. And that woman covering up to a full niqab/burqa levels in defiance.
Moral of the story: If you can't stand the heat, get out of the sun. Don't get hotheaded and get your kit off. It's just silly.
I call on Noel Coward:
Sparse detail thusfar, but we await to hear more. Good job this didn't happen in Iran or Saudi Arabia.
Briton held for wearing a bikini in Dubai shopping mall after fight with Arabic woman
UPDATE Charges are now dropped - according to the Sun:
Bikini Tourist Nabbed in Dubai