Is there any racism in Dubai? Its big question mark there. According to below article there is something going on in Dubai. This is governement responsibilities to look into this. These asians has developed this country with there hard work and if they cannot be lookaftered then shame on this governement.
A Dubai bar has issued a letter of apology to an Indian businessman who says he was left “demoralised” and “humiliated” when staff reportedly told him they operated a “No Indians” door policy. The man, who does not wish to be named, told 7DAYS he was livid when, on a trip to Waxy O’Connors’ popular Friday brunch last week, he was told by staff it was bar policy not to allow Indian customers to enter.
But the bar has insisted it does not have a racist door policy and, following a meeting between the manager and the man involved, a written letter of apology for any upset caused has been sent to him. The Indian expat, who has lived in Dubai for more than 30 years, told 7DAYS: “My friend, an India-born Canadian national, had recently come to Dubai on a business trip and on his last day at the Royal Ascot Hotel he had reserved us a table for three for brunch at Waxy O’Connors.
“I was late arriving so he had ordered a drink before coming to meet me. We both re-entered the bar together but were repeatedly questioned by the security guard after sitting down – first asking if we had made reservations, before returning to ask if there were any more of us to come.” Upset by the amount of questions, the man claims his friend called an attendant to ask what the problem was, to which he was allegedly told, ‘Sir, actually it is bar policy not to allow Indian guests into this place’.
The group then left the bar in disgust, but after filing a complaint with Waxy’s about the incident manager Daniel Yantin requested a meeting with the man to try and resolve the matter. Now, at the man’s request, the bar has sent a letter to him apologising formally for the incident. Yantin confirmed: “A letter has been posted to the gentleman concerned which says we are sorry for any upset, inconvenience or distress caused.
“Our staff are certainly not told to turn away people of certain races and we do not operate a racist door policy. “We would welcome him and his friends back into the bar with pleasure.” While happy with the speed of the response, the Indian expat said: “My only interest is ensuring this sort of thing never happens again to anyone, of any nationality, at any of Dubai’s bars.”
By Leah Oatway ”
This is very serious matters for the visitors of Dubai. Dubai is only stand on tourism now if they dont look into this tourism can destroy the Dubai. End of the day we all human, there is red blood running in all human bodies. So we are requesting to Dubai governement please take some kind of serious action and let the Dubai come with racism free City.