Dubai expat sees red and threatens to destroy restaurant if he doesn't get a free meal
Dubai expat sees red and threatens to destroy restaurant if he doesn't get a free meal

Dubai expat sees red and threatens to destroy restaurant if he doesn’t get a free meal

A Dubai man has been charged in court after he threatened to destroy a restaurant unless he was given a free meal.

A 40-year old Moroccan man threatened to destroy the place, kill someone and take the staff to prison if he was not given a free meal.

The incident reportedly took place on September 29 in Abu Hail and was reported at Al Muraqqabat police station.

The manager of the restaurant arrived after a phone call from her employees. Even worse, the man was apparently heavily drunk. And it wasn’t even midday.

“They called me around 11.50am. The defendant came to the restaurant in Abu Hail and was making a mess as he wanted free food. I had earlier instructed the staff not to serve him any free meals,” she said.

She “rejected his demand for a free meal even as he threatened to smash the place. I learned from two employees that he had threatened to destroy the restaurant, carry out a crime and take them (the staff) to prison. I called the police,” she told the prosecutor.

An eye-witness has backed up her version of accounts and the court will issue a ruling on December 13.

UAE Government announce National Day rules

With a five-day weekend coming up, the UAE has announced a series of National Day rules including details on family gatherings and public places.

Family gatherings must be for no more than 20 people. And all guidelines must be followed at all times.

These include wearing a mask over your mouth and nose and keeping a 2m distance at all times.

They’ve also suggested staying away from crowded places if possible. And if you are in a public place, to maintain your 2m distance at all times.

Enjoy your National Day celebrations and make sure to follow the rules!