Dubai 'celebrity' plastic surgeon apologises over immoral viral clip
Dubai - He admitted that the viral video contradicted the morals and traditions of the UAE.
A Dubai-based 'celebrity' plastic surgeon, who was suspended for circulating an immoral video has issued a written apology online. The letter is available in both English and Arabic.
In the letter, the doctor identified as F.H, apologised to all Arabs for the video that violates UAE morals, admitting that it contradicted the traditions of the country. He wrote: 'Please accept my apologies; I have no intention of upsetting anyone or disrespecting the laws, customs and traditions of the UAE.'
The doctor added that he posted the video on social media to send a message about excessive plastic surgery, but the video was misunderstood.
He is currently in the US for personal (family) reasons and would return to the UAE at a later date.
The violations committee at Dubai Medical City is currently investigating the immoral video and is expected to decide on the case within two weeks. His physician's licence has been suspended.
Earlier, Dr Ramadan Al Baloushi, CEO of the Dubai Healthcare City, told Khaleej Times that "In these kind of violations, the Dubai Healthcare City authorities take special action in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), and other health authorities in the country, to ensure that the violator is penalised as per the laws and rules followed in the country."
The doctor, who defines himself as a "celebrity" plastic surgeon sparked a wave of anger and outcry in the public after video footage from his clinic - that showed him doing acts that are against the morals, customs of the UAE and infringe public decency laws here - went viral on social media.
He is based out of Lebanon and has clinics in Dubai, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia to which he pays monthly visits.