& # 039; Exhausted & # 039; British mother imprisoned in Dubai for drinking wine in flight relieved that her ordeal has ended

Dr. Ellie Holman receives a kiss from her son Noah, aged eight, after being released from a prison in Dubai

A British mother imprisoned in Dubai for drinking wine on a flight from London today spoke of her relief that her ordeal was finally over.

Dr. Ellie Holman said she had been "exhausted" by being locked up for three days and facing up to a year in the Arab state.

While preparing to fly home for an emotional reunion with her family, the 44-year-old woman told Mail Online that she could not wait to return to the UK.

"I have not even begun to understand what happened to me," he said.

"I've been running alone with adrenaline for the last month and I'm exhausted."

Dr. Ellie Holman receives a kiss from her son Noah, aged eight, after being released from a prison in Dubai

Dr. Ellie Holman receives a kiss from her son Noah, aged eight, after being released from a prison in Dubai

Dr. Ellie Holman and her four-year-old daughter Bibi (pictured) have been told they can return home after being locked up in a Dubai prison.

Dr. Ellie Holman and her four-year-old daughter Bibi (pictured) have been told they can return home after being locked up in a Dubai prison.

Dr. Ellie Holman and her four-year-old daughter Bibi (pictured) have been told they can return home after being locked up in a Dubai prison.

The Kent dentist was told he could leave after a personal intervention by the country's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed.

Hours before she left, government officials in Dubai offered a different version of the facts and denied that alcohol had any role in the arrest.

They also said that they kept her for less than 24 hours, but offered no explanation as to why she had a blood test and showed her that she was reading alcohol.

Dr. Holman of Sevenoaks, Kent, said she will address the statement issued by the Dubai authorities at a later time.

The Dubai statement is in direct conflict with what Dr. Holman claims.

She said her terrible experience began on July 13 after flying to Dubai for a five-day break with her daughter Bibi.

She was involved in a dispute with an immigration official who told her to return to the United Kingdom because her visa was not valid.

In a tense confrontation, Dr. Holman began filming the officer who then demanded to know if he had drunk alcohol on the flight.

When she told him she had red wine with her food on the flight, she said alcohol was illegal in the Muslim country and stopped her.

Dentist Dr Holman, photographed with children (from left) Noah, eight, Bibi and Suri, nine, said that their ordeal began when armed police surrounded her after trying to film her discussion with an immigration official when she claimed that her visa had expired

Dentist Dr Holman, photographed with children (from left) Noah, eight, Bibi and Suri, nine, said that their ordeal began when armed police surrounded her after trying to film her discussion with an immigration official when she claimed that her visa had expired

Dentist Dr Holman, photographed with children (from left) Noah, eight, Bibi and Suri, nine, said that their ordeal began when armed police surrounded her after trying to film her discussion with an immigration official when she claimed that her visa had expired

Dr. Holman, pictured with his son Noah, said conditions in the cell were "disgusting, smelly and baked".

Dr. Holman, pictured with his son Noah, said conditions in the cell were "disgusting, smelly and baked".

Dr. Holman, pictured with his son Noah, said conditions in the cell were "disgusting, smelly and baked".

She and her daughter spent several hours in a detention cell before being taken to a detention center at the airport where they spent three days.

After her release, Dr. Holman went to stay with friends, but could not leave Dubai since her passport was confiscated.

She had been warned that it could be up to a year before her case was heard.

His release came after the personal intervention of the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed, according to sources from the United Arab Emirates.

It is said that he ordered his release after MailOnline's coverage of his ordeal and treatment was covered by the media around the world.

Dubai, which attracts more than 14 million visitors every year, depends heavily on tourism.

The publicity about Dr. Holman's arrest for drinking a glass of wine could have had a deterrent effect on future travelers.

Dr. Holman said that her daughter Bibi, in the photo, was inconsolable during the test and tried to comfort her by reading her books in prison

Dr. Holman said that her daughter Bibi, in the photo, was inconsolable during the test and tried to comfort her by reading her books in prison

Dr. Holman said that her daughter Bibi, in the photo, was inconsolable during the test and tried to comfort her by reading her books in prison

Ms. Holman said that the experience had been "devastating" for her children, in the photo

Ms. Holman said that the experience had been "devastating" for her children, in the photo

Ms. Holman said that the experience had been "devastating" for her children, in the photo

She told Mail Online how the dispute over her visa intensified rapidly with a "rude and aggressive" immigration officer.

As his single entry visa had expired, he demanded that he fly back to London immediately.

When Dr. Holman refused because she and her daughter were tired from the long flight, a tense confrontation ensued.

It was then that the immigration officer asked her if she had been drinking and she admitted having had a glass of wine with her food during the eight-hour flight.

Despite her protests, she was taken to a cell where her daughter was forced to urinate on the floor as the guards would not allow her to use the bathroom.

After being detained for several hours, Dr. Holman provided a blood sample to the Dubai authorities, which returned with a reading of 0.04%, well below the limit of the UK beverage unit.

Without legal representation and unable to talk to her family, she and Bibi were taken to an airport detention center where they spent three days.

His partner Gary, in the picture with his children. She told Mail Online how the dispute over her visa intensified rapidly with a "rude and aggressive" immigration officer.

His partner Gary, in the picture with his children. She told Mail Online how the dispute over her visa intensified rapidly with a "rude and aggressive" immigration officer.

His partner Gary, in the picture with his children. She told Mail Online how the dispute over her visa intensified rapidly with a "rude and aggressive" immigration officer.

Dr. Holman (pictured with her other daughter, Suri) was arrested for drinking a glass of wine at an airport in the Arab state

Dr. Holman (pictured with her other daughter, Suri) was arrested for drinking a glass of wine at an airport in the Arab state

Dr. Holman (pictured with her other daughter, Suri) was arrested for drinking a glass of wine at an airport in the Arab state

They were held in a room that smelled of baking and smelled bad and she was forced to clean the toilets and mop the floor.

With her daughter traumatized, too terrified to put her aside, she was forced to sleep in a dining area where the lights were kept 24 hours a day.

During their detention, the couple did not eat and Dr. Holman said she could not sleep during her forced stay.

& # 39; The food smelled like rotten garbage and neither Bibi nor I could face it. I kept awake during the three days, "he said.

She claims that they were also denied a pillow or a change of clothes and that Bibi was in a state of shock and refused to be comforted.

After her release, Dr. Holman was allowed to stay with friends, but her passport was confiscated and she was told that it could be a year until the problem is resolved.

His partner Gary flew from his home in Kent to Dubai to pick up his youngest daughter.

The couple estimates that they have lost more than £ 30,000 in profits and money spent on legal fees.

The release of Dr. Holman came after the personal intervention of the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed (pictured)

The release of Dr. Holman came after the personal intervention of the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed (pictured)

The release of Dr. Holman came after the personal intervention of the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed (pictured)

Emirates Airlines offers wine on flights from the UK to Dubai as a standard practice (image file)

Emirates Airlines offers wine on flights from the UK to Dubai as a standard practice (image file)

Emirates Airlines offers wine on flights from the UK to Dubai as a standard practice (image file)

Since his arrest, Dr. Holman's practice in Sevenoaks has been closed.

He praised the NGO Stopped in Dubai for his help in securing his freedom.

"I can not thank Radha Stirling and her team in Detention in Dubai enough, thanks to her, I'll sleep in my own bed.

Dubai government officials issued a statement Saturday night saying that all charges against Dr. Holman had been dropped and that she was being deported.

The Dubai attorney general said the incident began when Ms. Holman tried to enter the city with a Swedish passport, which had expired on June 10.

He then presented an Iranian passport, but was told that he could only enter the United Arab Emirates with a new temporary visa that would allow him to stay for 96 hours, which meant he would have to change his flights.

"Ms. Holman angrily refused because of the additional payment fees that the process would require, and proceeded to verbally insult the immigration and take pictures of the officer through her phone," said Attorney General Esam Issa Al Humaidan at a release.

"A legal claim was issued against Ms. Holman on blasphemy charges and photographing a government official at the border crossing, a restricted area."

He said a decision was made to drop the charges and deport the mother of three.

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