x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Honeymooning Briton killed in Dubai hotel balcony fall

Dubai police are investigating the death of Abbie Emmett, a 27-year-old British national, who died at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Garhoud on February 19.

DUBAI // A British woman has died after falling from the balcony of her hotel room.

Police are investigating the incident, which occurred last Tuesday at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Garhoud.

Abbie Emmett, 27, was reported by British press to have been in Dubai on honeymoon with her new husband Sean Emmett, a professional motorcycle racer.

A spokesman for Dubai Police said the couple were staying in a room at the hotel. "The investigation is still ongoing and it will take three more days.

"Once we have gathered all the evidence, only after that we can say why she fell."

No arrests have been made.

The spokesman said investigators were in communication with British Embassy officials and the hotel.

A spokesman for Jumeirah Group, which owns the Creekside Hotel, was unavailable for comment.

Sean Emmett is believed to no longer be a guest at the hotel.

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office declined to offer any additional information on the case.

"We are aware of the death of a British national in Dubai on the 19th of February," a spokesman said. "We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

mcroucher@thenational.ae