Man wearing a dhoti stopped from using the Metro

A 67-year-old Indian visitor was stopped from entering the Dubai Metro, apparently for wearing a traditional Indian dress – dhoti.

According to the daughter Madhumati, a policeman stopped them near the punching gates of the Etisalat Metro Station on last Saturday and told her father that this dress was not allowed and he could not go on the metro wearing it.

As per the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), it has no official dress code or policy.

“What has happened is really surprising. There is no official restriction from the RTA and we have not given instructions on dress codes,” said Ramadan Abdullah, director of operations at the RTA’s rail agency.

“I think anything that covers the body and is respectable should be allowed. I believe it was a personal reaction on the part of the policeman and this matter will be investigated.”

Abdullah urged them to approach the RTA with details of the incident which would help in the investigation.

Madhumati has lodged a formal complaint in the matter.

As Reported by PTI Aug 4, 2013

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