Dubai Police have denied rumours that two Israeli men were arrested on Sunday after being caught taking photos of a government facility in the city.
Several Israeli newspapers including Hayom broke the news quoting a Jewish community source. The men had apparently been caught taking photos of government buildings in Dubai which was considered an illegal act.
“I hope that we won’t see more incidents like this one. The Emirates are welcoming Israelis with love, and we don’t want to see Israelis behaving appropriately in the UAE,” the community member told Israel Hayom.
But Dubai Police and official channels in Dubai were quick to refute the claim.
The UAE and Israel signed a peace deal in September to normalise their relationship. Since then, the ties between the two countries have become a lot closer.
El Al will start a twice daily service, Arkia will operate daily and while Israir will run six flights a day.
“There is a lot of anticipation following the signing of the historic accords and both sides recognise the importance of enabling air connectivity as one of the first important steps to realising those expectations,” said Jamal Al Hai, Deputy CEO of Dubai Airports. “Both sides are keen to open air travel as a first step towards facilitating people to people contact, tourism and trade”