Man arrested for going to Dubai mall in underwear

An Emirati man has been arrested after an undercover cop spotted him at a Dubai mall wearing nothing but his underwear and a pair of shoes, UAE daily newspaper Gulf News reported on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old, who works for a government department, was one of five arrested over the Eid weekend after the pulling the prank at the vast Dubai Mall, the report added.

“The man who was wearing his white cotton underwear was naked on the top,” Lt Colonel Ahmad Humaid Al Merri, director of the Criminal Investigation Department at Dubai Police, was quoted as saying by Gulf News.

“The five accused are facing charges of indecent behaviour in public. The mall is used by families, women and children and such improper behaviour is unacceptable,” he added.

The defendants, who were apparently sober and not under the influence of any drugs, said the prank was just for fun, but Al Merri said their excuse was unacceptable, the report claimed.

“The men were not bailed out by us and they are still under arrest and their case is now being handled by the public prosecutor,” Al Merri said.