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Mother jailed in Dubai with daughter, four, for having a glass of wine on flight from Gatwick

Mother jailed in Dubai with daughter, four, for having a glass of wine on flight from Gatwick

Country: 
United Arab Emirates (the)
News Date: 
10/08/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 
  • Dr Ellie Holman was locked up in Dubai jail with her daughter for three days
  • She was arrested at Dubai International Airport for drinking wine on flight
  • Dr Holman, 44, said conditions were 'baking hot and foul-smelling'
  • Her passport has been confiscated and case could take a year to settle 
  • She was detained by armed police after filming row with immigration official

'It is wholly illegal for any tourist to have any level of alcohol in their blood. It is illegal to consume alcohol at a bar, a hotel and a restaurant and if breathalysed, that person will be jailed.'