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World's most pierced man refused entry to the UAE

Guinness World Record holder Rolf Buchholz, with 453 piercings, was to appear at a Dubai club

World's most pierced man refused entry to the UAE

The world’s most pierced man, who was due to appear at a popular Dubai nightclub over the weekend, was refused entry into the UAE.

Guinness World Record holder Rolf Buchholz, who has a 453 piercings all over his body as well as two horns inserted in his forehead and magnets in his fingertips, was due to appear at Cirque Le Soir nightclub on Friday night last.

However, the German was refused entry at Dubai Airport and forced to fly back to Dusseldorf.

According to a source speaking to 7Days newspaper, “Airport authorities stated they could not allow him to enter the country due to security reasons.”

Various efforts were made to get Buchholz through the airport, including the director of security from the Fairmont Hotel in Dubai, where the nightclub is based, speaking to authorities.

Following his refusal, Buchholz took to Twitter to vow that he would never return to Dubai again.

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notfreaky 6 years ago

"vow to never return dubai again" hahaha yea because they won't allow you in AGAIN !!! stay home !!

Nisk 6 years ago

Well done Dubai Immigration , we don't want such freaks wondering around our bountiful Dubai

Nisk 6 years ago

Sorry for the mistaken in my first comment , I meant beautiful Dubai

John 6 years ago

Please don't come back,

abusidra 6 years ago

good if he don't return, because children will get afraid of him and old and frail may get a shock.

Mick 6 years ago

security??? it's because he looks shockingly different and UAE doesn't do well with individualism.

george 6 years ago

I wouldnt like my kids to see this guy here in Dubai. God created us the way we look, not that freaky look of that guy. Every country has its unique culture, and we are proud of Dubai's culture that should be respected by all expats living here. Quick note, im an expat my self, but have all the respect for the local culture and traditions.

Klay 6 years ago

I'm a little surprised by the comments on this page. When did Dubai become so intolerant?

Live & Let Live 6 years ago

I can't believe these comments!!! The guy was hired because he was a freak show for Cirque De Soir - along with all the other not so freaky people who work there. Given that the level of prejudice that is going on with the abaya in Europe at the moment I thought you would be more tolerant about peoples individual right to present themselves how they feel. Heaven forbid the Elephant Man was born in Dubai!!!! Just let him do his job and leave - it wouldn't have actually affected anybody?!

Mohammed 6 years ago

Great example of bullying.