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    Indian Mom’s Clothes Drying Act at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai Sparks Viral Debate


    Indian Mom's Clothes Drying Act at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai Sparks Viral Debate

    A viral video of an Indian woman drying clothes on the balcony of Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai has sparked a lively online debate, drawing comments ranging from humor to criticism and prompting a response from the renowned luxury hotel.

    The video, originally shared on Instagram by Pallavi Venkatesh, captures her mother hanging clothes to dry on the balcony of the ultra-luxurious hotel. Captioned “Moms just momming at Palm Atlantis,” the footage shows the elder Ms. Venkatesh carefully arranging laundry on the balcony guard rail. Since its upload, the video has garnered a staggering 11.1 million views and over 900 comments.

    While many viewers found the act endearing and typical of “desi mom” behavior, others criticized it as a breach of etiquette, pointing out that hanging clothes on balconies is prohibited in Dubai under municipal regulations aimed at maintaining the city’s aesthetic appeal.

    Commenters on Instagram expressed contrasting views. Some praised the mother’s dedication, with one user writing, “Moms are such cuties,” while another joked, “You can take mom out of India, but you can’t take India out of mom.” However, others raised concerns about the legality of the act, advising against such behavior in a city where fines can be imposed for hanging laundry in public view.

    In response to the viral video and ensuing debate, Atlantis, The Palm intervened in the comments section, acknowledging the cultural perspective while clarifying the hotel’s policies. Known for its five-star amenities and impeccable service, the hotel applauded the woman for her “mom duties” but reminded guests of alternative options provided within the rooms.

    “We include a retractable drying cord in every bathroom, so that you can dry your clothing over the bath,” the hotel’s official account commented, aiming to resolve the debate amicably.

    Sources By Agencies

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