The Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth news site reported that Israeli tourists visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have now been stealing items from hotel rooms in Dubai.
Last month an Israeli businessman arrived at a hotel when he saw that in the hotel lobby, Israelis were being searched for stolen items from the rooms.
Complaints of Israeli tourists stealing from hotels comes a month after the first commercial passenger flight from Israel to the UAE to off, as part of a new regular service.
A manager of a hotel overlooking the world’s tallest building the Burj Khalifa, said they host hundreds of tourists from all countries of the world, some of them create problems, but we have not seen items stolen before?
Recently we have seen Israeli tourists come to the hotel and pile up all their bags, stealing towels, tea and coffee bags, and even lamps.
One time an Israeli family came with two children to check-out, and we discovered that things were missing in the room, and when the hotel staff tried to tell them that things in the room in which they were staying were missing, they started screaming.
After the conversation, they finally agreed to open their bag and we discovered that they had ice containers, hangers, and face towels. After we told them that we would inform the police, they decided to return the things and apologized.
They show that normalization with Israel means having to give up room objects for now, and maybe land later on.
Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point News 2021.