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Police deny "beating" Saudi passenger

Man was "yelling and causing chaos" after he arrived late at Dubai airport and was refused entry to the aircraft

Police deny "beating" Saudi passenger

Dubai Police have denied “beating” a Saudi passenger at Dubai Airport amid media reports in the kingdom that the man was manhandled after missing a flight at Dubai International Airport.

The dispute erupted after the Saudi and two companions arrived late to their boarding gate, which had already closed, and they were told they could not fly.

The passengers then started “yelling and causing chaos in the airport”, it was reported.

Dubai Police said in a statement that the passenger was “treated with full respect and in a civilised manner, despite the disturbance he caused with an airline employee”.

Police said “the passenger was not beaten, insulted or held in custody”.

“He was provided with full transport assistance to his hotel,” the statement said.

“The passenger later called Dubai Police to thank them for their assistance and the good manner in which he was treated.”

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leo50 6 years ago

That was nice of him to thank the authorities:)

Nezaud 6 years ago

Unfortunately , some news company do not report the news, they make it, and make it in boiler .
What is the big deal of passenger having an argument with the authorities ? We all will do the same if we missed our flights for reason or without .

Mohammed 6 years ago

I think Saudi passenger should 1st see the behavior at Saudi airports specially the immigration staff, airlines staff and other security incharge, one of the world's worst behavior can be noticed. If the passenger is expatriate then they will have to bare even vulgar language too.