Black hotel visitors receive apology from five-star hotel in Dubai after being asked to leave
- A Nigerian event manager and her friend had been out for the evening at the lounge in the Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, where a waitress reportedly refused to serve them and a security guard told them to leave.
- The hotel issued an apology for the “misunderstanding” and claimed that such measures were not standard practice at the beachfront hotel.
- Black women in Dubai face targeting under suspicion of prostitution–particularly at hotels–leading to racial profiling.
“A female staff came out and tried to hush up the matter saying ‘Obama is the President of US’ as if that had anything to do with us. I want the management of the hotel to realise that this isn’t 1930. This is 2015. You cannot walk up to random black women and tell them you will not serve them because they are black.”
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