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Man who refused to pay Dh200,000 UAE dinner bill is fined

A man who refused to pay a Dh200,000 dinner bill on New Year's Eve gave up his fight after being fined Dh10,000 by the Misdemeanours Court.

ABU DHABI // A man who refused to pay a Dh200,000 dinner bill on New Year's Eve gave up his fight after being fined Dh10,000 by the Misdemeanours Court.

The Lebanese man invited a group of six for New Year's Eve dinner and drinks at a hotel resort, but became angry when handed a bill for more than Dh200,000, claiming their orders could not possibly have cost that much.

The hotel called the police and he was charged with refusing to pay a bill.

The man's lawyer Ali Al Abbadi claimed the bill was inconsistent and the prices unrealistic.

The court fined the man Dh5,000 for not paying and Dh5,000 for drinking without an alcohol licence.

He agreed to withdraw his complaint against the hotel for overcharging him.

As for the unpaid bill, court records did not make clear whether the hotel was pursuing the man in the Civil Court.


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