disregard my last post, I was a bit off topic
yeah if they're indian, asian, filipino, black. If they were white/arabm they would let them in with ease. The things you said are a bunch of excuses.
No, the reason would most probably be of your race.
I've lived in Dubai until 2005, and I know this. Over there Indians/Asians/Filipinos are on the bottom of the social ladder, and this is coming from personal experience. Arabs are especially the most snobby. I've heard of news reports where arabs get less sentences for doing worse crimes than their expat counterparts. A quick search for "racism in dubai" shows this:
1. Unspoken law:
The law seems to be literally "black & white" and will often be quite lenient with UAE Nationals (=Emirati =Local) in comparison to the punishment that expatriates would face. Example: speeding, reckless driving, parking tickets, bar-brauls, etc. This is slowly improving, but one can notice that Emiratis receive preferential treatment by the authorities.
Don't get me started on Human Rights, Poor Traffic/transportation Systems, etc.
And to the person laughing at my quote, ignorance is definitely bliss.