Sword Fight Breaks Out at Hotel, Because Dubai

Published On 03/05/2015 Published On 03/05/2015

If you bump into a guy in New York City, he'll probably grunt at you or MAYBE throw a “Watch it!” in your general direction. Bump into someone in Dubai, however, and you could end up in an all-out sword fight.

That happened to four men at a hotel in Dubai’s Al Rigga neighborhood last month, when one dude accidentally brushed the shoulder of another, causing an impromptu four-way, knife-and-sword duel outside the hotel bathroom, making it SUPER awkward for anyone who just needed to pee.

According to, a hotel security guard notified police of the incident. Officers rushed to the hotel, before the injured suspects -- two Emiratis and two Saudis, between the ages 25 and 29 -- were taken to Rashid Hospital.

“One of the suspects’ shoulders brushed with another. This led to an exchange of insults, followed by an argument and a fight,” Major-General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police for Criminal Investigation told the newspaper, confirming the cause of the incident.

The men have since been arrested by Dubai Police, and probably had their scabbards and swords taken away.

TL;DR: Don't bring a knife to a hotel fight in Dubai.



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