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Emirati on trial for posing as a member of Dubai royal family

Student tried to avoid police fine when spotted driving with illegally tinted car windows

Emirati on trial for posing as a member of Dubai royal family

An Emirati student has appeared in court charged with posing as a member of the Dubai royal family in order to avoid paying a police fine, it was reported.

Dubai Criminal Court heard on Monday 30-year-old SA was stopped by police in Jumeirah on July 2015 when police noticed his Mercedes-Benz car had blacked out tinting on the windows, which is illegal in the UAE.

When police officers asked to see the driver’s car registration papers, the accused presented a document with the name of a member of the Dubai royal family on it.

Officers became suspicious and called for backup after the accused claimed he was the sheikh named on the document.

“He said that his driving licence wasn’t with him but he claimed that he was a member of the royal family,” a police officer told the court, according to a report by 7DAYS.

The student was charged with impersonating another person. The accused denies the charges and did not appear in court for the hearing.