Dubai: Rolf Buchholz, the world’s most pierced man, has been barred from coming into Dubai and was turned back at the airport before his planned appearance at a night club.
Authorities have given no reason for refusing entry to the 53-year-old German, who sports 453 piercings plus two horns on his forehead.
Buccholz was scheduled to appear at the Cirque Le Soir nightclub at the Fairmont Hotel on Shaikh Zayed Road as part of its Freaks and Beats night on Friday.
“Cirque le Soir Dubai always strives to bring unique entertainment and concepts to the UAE, however we will always act in line with the laws that govern this nation,” Jad Lahoud, executive director of Pragma Lifestyle, which operates the club, told tabloid!.
“We will always be on the look out for new acts and performers that will bring something new to the nightlife scene, whilst ensuring they are inline with the rules and regulations. It was a shame that Rolf couldn't join us this time.”
“Guinness World Record winner Rolf Buccholz did not make it out of the airport. Maybe he did not pack right,” the club tweeted on Friday.
Buccholz, an IT worker, took to Twitter to address the confusion.
“Back in Germany. My luggage is in Dubai,” he tweeted on Saturday.