In Dubai, if two parties are in dispute or arguing, the first person to speak to the police is usually the one who is believed. Often it is a race to get to the police first.
"By making this complaint, the man may have been safeguarding himself from being charged himself.
"Also, it is clear in this case that Asa was a bystander, not involved with the fight and is only being victimised because the alleged culprits have left the country."
Asa's mother, Lucie, said: "You always worry about your kids, especially in these Middle Eastern countries.
"There is so much on the news about the way they treat British visitors, but Asa was having a great time.
"She loved the work and made so many friends. She is a quiet, sensible girl and really is the last person to start any trouble."
Briton Jamie Harron was recently freed in Dubai, following a three-month imprisonment for touching a man's hip.
The Standard has approached the Foreign Office for comment.