x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Tourist to be deported from UAE for making obscene gesture

Insulted Emirati woman also fined Dh1,000 for assaulting the tourist who swore at her.

DUBAI // A tourist in the UAE has been convicted of committing an indecent act, and sentenced to deportation.

Meanwhile, the female motorist she insulted was today fined Dh1,000 by the Court of Misdemeanours after assaulting the tourist in retaliation.

AA, 24-year-old Emirati, was driving in the right hand lane on January 15 this year when she noticed SR, a 32-year-old Iranian tourist, honking her horn. The tourist then drove alongside and raised her middle finger at the Emirati.

The tourist offered no explanation as to why she did this, having denied the charge in court.

Both cars then stopped, after which the Emirati, who works in customer service at a bank, got out of her vehicle and assaulted the tourist. She had also denied the charge.

salamir@thenational.ae