Screenshot of YouTube video showing man attacking a van driver with his agal - the rope used to keep the traditional Arab head dress in place.
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UAE holds man over road-attack video

Dubai police have arrested a man for filming a road-rage incident in which a UAE citizen attacked an Asian driver.

The man has been arrested for defaming the UAE after his video was posted on YouTube and went viral, prompting anger inside and outside the country.

The man who carried out the attack, using his agal - the rope used to keep the traditional Arab head dress in place - has also been arrested.

The victim of the assault did not file a complaint.

  • 18 Jul 2013