Elderly woman refused to let staff clean her hotel room for two months

The Arab woman would not allow housekeeping into her room at the Dubai hotel because she said she was in mourning for her husband despite a bad smell coming from the room.

DUBAI // An elderly woman who refused to let staff clean her hotel room for two months was eventually persuaded to leave by Dubai Tourist Police.

The Arab woman would not allow housekeeping into her room at the Dubai hotel because she said she was in mourning for her husband despite a bad smell coming from the room, reported Al Ittihad, the Arabic-language sister paper of The National.

Col Mohammed Rashid bin Saree, director of Tourism Security at the Dubai Police CID, said officers were notified by hotel management about the guest who would not let staff clean the room, which she was paying for, prompting the hotel to ask her to leave and call the police.

Col bin Saree noted that the room was in a terrible mess and the lady was depressed because of her husband’s death. The smell coming from the room caused embarrassment to the hotel. He added officers eventually persuaded her to leave with “great difficulty”.

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Published: August 18, 2014 04:00 AM

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