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Man wearing makeup and skirt arrested for cross-dressing

By Mason White 1:01 PM February 9, 2016
Cross-dresser (illustration) 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A man was arrested on a charge of cross-dressing after allegedly wearing a skirt and makeup while shopping at a mall, police in the United Arab Emirates said.

Dubai police said that they have arrested the man identified as S.L., after being accused of dressing like a woman at the Dubai Mall.

The suspect, who is a tourist, denied the charge of cross-dressing, saying that he wears these clothes every day back home in London, England.

In court, the suspect told the judge that upon entering the country at the Dubai International Airport, he was wearing makeup and a skirt, and he wasn’t told that it is illegal.

Police said that the suspect admitted to having gender reassignment surgery, but in court, he denied saying that. The suspect’s lawyer claimed that client had no criminal intent.

The suspect said that he was at the mall to purchase chocolates for his friends in London.