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EXCLUSIVE: 'I just want to go home' Mother jailed in Dubai with daughter, four, for having a glass of wine on flight from Gatwick makes tearful plea - as her worried husband is seen in UK looking after their children

    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

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mother jailed for drinking wine on Emirates flight to dubai

Post by yartims » August 11, 2018, 3:42 pm

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EXCLUSIVE: 'I just want to go home' Mother jailed in Dubai with daughter, four, for having a glass of wine on flight from Gatwick makes tearful plea - as her worried husband is seen in UK looking after their children

    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

By Paul Thompson for MailOnline 


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mother jailed for drinking wine on Emirates flight to dubai

Post by yartims » August 11, 2018, 3:46 pm


A woman was detained in Dubai for three days with her four-year-old daughter after drinking a complimentary glass of wine on a flight from London, an NGO has said.

Ellie Holman, a dentist originally from Sweden who lives in Sevenoaks, Kent, with her English partner, Gary, and their three children, was denied water and made to clean toilets while in custody, according to the human rights group Detained in Dubai.

The NGO, formed to help people held in the United Arab Emirates, said it was representing the woman and her daughter Bibi, who was “terrified” by the experience.
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Holman, 44, was arrested on 13 July after having one glass of wine on her eight-hour Emirates flight, the group said.

She was taken into custody after an immigration official questioned her about her visa and asked if she had consumed alcohol.
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Re: mother jailed for drinking wine on Emirates flight to dubai

Post by yartims » August 11, 2018, 3:47 pm

having some trouble hence the double posts ..

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Post by FrazeeDK » August 11, 2018, 4:52 pm

a rather factless article. What did the government in Dubai actually charge her with?? The article indicates her visa was invalid and that filming the immigration officer with her phone was also illegal. Then it is implied she was arrested for alcohol consumption provided on the Emirates Airline... Some "Detained in Duba" group rattle on about that.. And in 3 days she spent 30,000 pounds in legal fees?? And where was the British Embassy in all this?? No Consular visit?
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Post by choi choi » August 11, 2018, 4:54 pm

More to this than meets the eye.
Drinking alcohol on the flight is legal or they would not provide it.
There was a problem with her visa,and she done a wobbly!
Also filming them on her mobile was not a good thing!
Immigration dont like that up em!
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Re: mother jailed for drinking wine on Emirates flight to dubai

Post by Natas » August 11, 2018, 5:14 pm

Simple answer.. never fly through any of those countries..

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Re: mother jailed for drinking wine on Emirates flight to dubai

Post by AlexO » August 11, 2018, 5:35 pm

choi choi wrote:
August 11, 2018, 4:54 pm
More to this than meets the eye.
Drinking alcohol on the flight is legal or they would not provide it.
There was a problem with her visa,and she done a wobbly!
Also filming them on her mobile was not a good thing!
Immigration dont like that up em!
Bit like Thailand. You upset them, youll get no where!
Always have cap in hand . Best way to go!
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Agree with the above
Dubai Immigration normally bend over backwards for ladies with children travelling alone. However if you kick off and start disrespecting an Emirati you can be in a world of poo and drinking alcohol will always be added to the list of charges. This lady has done something very differently wrong or it is just false news. Why would a NGO start spouting off about it. The what the UK Consulate in Dubai is for. Bet this just disappears. Speaking from experience, lived/worked there for a number of years.

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Post by rick » August 11, 2018, 6:26 pm

An EU citizen doesn't need a Visa for the UAE for under 30 days.
Story smells.

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Post by papafarang » August 12, 2018, 9:39 am

this is a perfect example of fake news , someone trying to make a story out of nothing . it's not even what they are telling you , it's what they're not telling you. filming inside immo would be a big no no . As rick says 30 day visa , but what was she doing there ? maybe working ? . people making a meal out of nothing , maybe she showed signs of being drunk and got abusive ? who knows as we are not given all the information .
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Re: mother jailed for drinking wine on Emirates flight to dubai

Post by timmy » August 12, 2018, 11:20 am

just some big mouth southerner with an " high so job " thinks she can travel with an out of date passport … nothing new here ..

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Re: mother jailed for drinking wine on Emirates flight to dubai

Post by sometimewoodworker » August 12, 2018, 12:00 pm

FrazeeDK wrote:
August 11, 2018, 4:52 pm
And in 3 days she spent 30,000 pounds in legal fees?? And where was the British Embassy in all this?? No Consular visit?
It wasn't 30,000 in legal fees, it was a loss of that in legal fees and lost work.

Maybe she was going to do some expensive dental work in the UAE.
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Re: mother jailed for drinking wine on Emirates flight to dubai

Post by Barney » August 12, 2018, 1:02 pm

Old news now.
She's well and truly gone.
It happened on the 13th July. A Friday. That's the holiday here and also the notorious all you can eat and drink brunch day.
If only she had not got into strife at the airport she could have joined her other Brit girlfriends and got well and truly smashed, like I see a lot of young brits staggering along the roads here in Dubai trying to get a cab. :lol:

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Re: mother jailed for drinking wine on Emirates flight to dubai

Post by AlexO » August 13, 2018, 1:09 pm

Barney wrote:
August 12, 2018, 1:02 pm
Old news now.
She's well and truly gone.
It happened on the 13th July. A Friday. That's the holiday here and also the notorious all you can eat and drink brunch day.
If only she had not got into strife at the airport she could have joined her other Brit girlfriends and got well and truly smashed, like I see a lot of young brits staggering along the roads here in Dubai trying to get a cab. :lol:
Remember those Friday Brunch's well, (sort off) Eat and drink as much as possible in 4 hours and then try not to get into trouble getting home.The pre 2009 property crash time was amazing. All the arrest's for having *** on the beach were on a Friday evening. False News story.

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