The government the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has advised its citizens not to wear the country's traditional clothes when travelling overseas. This was after an Emirati businessman was mistaken a member of ISIS a hotel in the state Ohio, USA. The businessman, Ahmad Al Menhali, 41, Abu Dhabi, was making a phone call in the lobby a hotel. The hotel receptionist called the police because he was wearing the traditional white kandoura (Arab robe) and headdress, and he was speaking Arabic, so she thought he might be a terrorist. Police armed assault rifles wrestled a terrified Mr Al Menhali the floor. He needed hospital treatment after the incident. He was shocked at how "brutal" the police were.
The police and the hotel have apologised the incident. The UAE's Ministry Foreign Affairs advised Emiratis to avoid wearing the country's national dress when travelling abroad. It said citizens had to think their safety of the UAE. Mr Al Menhali reportedly blamed Donald Trump, making people hate Muslims. The Council American Islamic Relations said it was worried about what happened Al Menhali. It said: "The fact that the police referred to his clothing their report a criminal [sign] is very concerning." 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 never encountered such a thing".