British tourist faces prosecution over alleged middle finger insult on Dubai road

The driver refused 'all attempts for amicable reconciliation'

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A driver detained for allegedly flashing his middle finger at another motorist has been forwarded to prosecutors after "refusing all attempts for amicable reconciliation", Dubai's government media office said.

The British man, 23, was detained on September 10 after the incident earlier this year. On Friday night, the authorities said the man would now face prosecution.

The case relates to an incident on Al Khail Road in which the tourist allegedly flashed his finger at another motorist, only described as Asian, who was in the car with his wife and children.

“The Asian man reported the incident to Dubai Police,” Dubai Police said.

He left the country after the incident in February but was caught when he returned this month.

Dubai Government Media Office said the "complainant considered the act disrespectful and humiliating gesture towards him and his wife and kids".

"Dubai Police referred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution as complainant refused all attempts for amicable reconciliation," a statement on Twitter read.