Bikini-clad Briton detained in Dubai mall

August 5, 2010 13:23

An Emirati police official says a British woman was briefly detained after stripping down to a bikini and walking in her beach wear through a five-star mall in Dubai.

The official says the British woman was shopping in the mall Wednesday, when a conservatively dressed Emirati woman came up to her and criticized her low-cut top.The Briton responded by stripping down to her bikini and walking like that through the mall, popular for its many luxury shops.

Mall security detained both women and took them to a police station for questioning. They were released later Wednesday.

The police official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

The Briton's name was not released.

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