a mum has said she was locked up in jail for three days with her young daughter after she ordered a glass of wine on a flight to Dubai Ellie Holman 44 was travelling to the city with her four-year-old little girl Bibi however after they landed the mum was arrested after being questioned about consuming alcohol on the 8-hour Emirates flight.
From London the dentist from Seven Oaks and Kent said she was then held in a foul-smelling detention center of the airport with her daughter they were banned from contact and family including mrs. holmen's husband the mother of three may now have to spend up to a year in the Arab state waiting for the case to be sorted speaking to mail online she said my little girl had to go to the.
Toilet on the cell floor I have never heard her cry in the same way as she did in that cell my passport remains confiscated until the case is settled which I have been told will take at least a year so far this situation has cost me around thirty thousand pounds in legal fees expenses and missed work my practice is closed all our savings have gone according to the mum the incident.
Began after she stepped off the plane to be told her visa was not valid as it was for a single trip only mrs. Holman claimed that she had used the visa on multiple other visits to Dubai so presumed it was still valid she was then told to buy a return ticket to London for the same day despite pleading with the officer to allow her to apply for a new visa at the airport.
As her daughter was exhausted she said he was dismissive and rude and would not allow it she was then asked if she had been drinking to which she said she had been given a glass of red wine with her meal on the flight the immigration officer informed her that possession of alcohol even if consumed was a crime she was later arrested and led to a cell after.
Filming the official on her phone so she would have proof of his rude behavior officials removed the mother's phone and both passports she claims in the cell lights were left on all night and neither mother or daughter ate for the entire time as the food smelled like rotting garbage mr. holmen's has been said he was left frantic with worry as he had not heard.
From the bear but was eventually told they were in jail by friends in the state he flew over to Dubai just before the bear were granted bail the dad was allowed to take little BB back to London however mrs. Holman must remain in the city until the case is settled radda Stirling CEO of detained in Dubai the British human rights NGO representing Elie said in a statement the UAE.
Maintains a deliberately misleading facade that alcohol consumption is perfectly legal for visitors Hill's pet cat 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 it is wholly illegal for any tourist to have any.
Level of alcohol in their blood it is illegal to consume alcohol at a bar a hotel and a restaurant and if breathalysed that person will be jailed Hills pet cat 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 it is wholly illegal for any tourist to have any level of alcohol in their blood it is illegal to consume alcohol at a bar a hotel and a restaurant and if breathalyzed that person will be jailed you