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Bikini incident Dubai Mall

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Bikini incident in Dubai Mall

Bikini incident at The Dubai Mall shopping mall in August 2010. A British lady is confronted about her dress sense by an Arab lady, an argument ensues, Dubai Police are called and take both women back to the police station for questioning. International newspapers start to promote the story, and the Brit is released without charge.

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Bikini-gate Dubai ... or storm in a D-cup?

A good example of unwise behaviour from semi-naked shoppers in Dubai was reported by The Daily Mail (UK) on 05 August 2010.

Other newspaper reports following up the Daily Mail story provided slightly different points of view.

So who knows what really happened. It could just be that this time around, Dubai decided that it was worth letting the offender go and moving on, rather than suffer yet another deluge of negative PR from international newspapers. We do think the last word on this issue should go to Lieutenant Colonel Jamal Al Jallaf, Deputy Director of the General Department of Crime Monitoring Affairs at Dubai Police, who made what sounded like quite a reasonable comment in the Gulf News 06 August 2010:

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