Nine parents have appeared in court after a fight broke out at a child’s birthday party. The brawl started after a 41-year-old Egyptian threw a party for his daughter at his house in Al Barsha.
During the party, a 10-year-old daughter of a friend said a boy hit her with a rock.
The host said: “I went outside and spoke to the boy’s father, who was sitting with a number of friends, and told him to ask his son not hurt other children.
He said the guests insulted him with a slur about Egyptian people, Dubai Criminal Court heard.
“He [the boy’s father] told me that he has an American passport and will ruin my future, and that just as they broke my hand, they will break my neck,” said the host.
“Then his friend, who is a doctor, offered to treat my hand in return for not calling police.”
“He started screaming at us, then, when we told him she fell on her own, he stuck his chest to mine. At this point my friend tried to calm him down and my wife tried to explain, but he told her she was a liar,” said the man.
Eventually, police arrived to break up the fight.
The Egyptian required hospital treatment for his broken wrist and was left with a 15 per cent permanent disability.
Five men and four women were charged with insulting and threatening behaviour.
The American and his 47-year-old compatriot were charged with physical assault causing a permanent disability to the Egyptian, who was charged with assault.
They all denied all the charges. The next hearing will be on September 7.