The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has advised its not to wear the country's clothes when travelling . This was after an Emirati businessman was mistaken for a of ISIS in a hotel in the of Ohio, USA. The businessman, Ahmad Al Menhali, 41, from Abu Dhabi, was making a call in the lobby of a hotel. The hotel receptionist called the police because he was wearing the traditional kandoura (Arab robe) and headdress, and he was speaking Arabic, so she thought he might be a . Police armed with assault wrestled a terrified Mr Al Menhali to the floor. He needed hospital treatment after the incident. He was shocked at how "" the police were.
The police and the hotel have apologised for the . The UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs advised Emiratis to avoid wearing the country's national dress when travelling abroad. It said citizens had to think about their outside of the UAE. Mr Al Menhali blamed Donald Trump, for making hate Muslims. The Council on American Islamic Relations said it was about what happened to Al Menhali. It said: "The that the police referred to his clothing in their as a criminal [sign] is very ." It added: "Police need more diversity training. This is shocking". Mr Al Menhali said: "I always wear my traditional clothes during all my travels and encountered a thing".