Four Arab women filmed ‘assaulting taxi driver’ to appear in Dubai court



DUBAI// Four Arab women will appear before the Dubai Misdemeanours Court after a video showing them allegedly assaulting a taxi driver was posted online.

2The women will face charges of consuming alcohol without a licence, assaulting and insulting a public employee.

Prosecutors finalised investigations into the case and rejected bail requests presented by the women who will remain in detention until they appear in court. No date has been set.

The video showed the drunk women assault and insult a taxi driver at a petrol station in Al Barsha earlier this month.

During interrogations, the taxi driver said the women started screaming and insulting him when he told them they were not allowed to smoke in the cab. When they refused to stop, he asked to be paid after which the women told him to stop at the petrol station. When he did, they refused to pay him. More info