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I’m Back Visiting Dubai and a Lawyer Called About an Old Debt. Should I Leave the UAE?

“Dear Steve,

I used to live in dubai and i have a loan its been now 3 years i didnt hear from the bank now i live in the us and i am visiting my country for 3 months out of nowhere i got a call from a lawyer here and told me that i have to pay the amount full or they do their arrangment, I am supposed to go back to the US in 2 week but now I am worried they will stop at the airport since they are asking me to pay the amount in full and i cant afford to pay around 10000 usd right away the lawyer told he will try to check with the bank if they will allow me to make some arrangement so i can pay a monthly amount, I still didnt get a reply from him yet.

So my question is what am I supposed to do to make sure that the lawyer in my country is honnest with me and do you advice me to try to leave to the US ASAP or shall i wait another 2 weeks, I am so confused and I really need help.

Thank you”

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The Answer

If you want to make sure you get out of the UAE you can either leave now or wait and hope a criminal case is not filed against you which would prohibit you from leaving and may land you in jail.

Debt issues in Dubai are not treated lightly and consumers have little rights and do regularly wind up in jail over debts.

A third option would be for you to hire a lawyer in Dubai and ask them for advice and representation.

Please post your responses and follow-up messages to me on this in the comments section below.

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  • Sara_hussien87

    Hi Steve,I think iam blacklisted as in UAE as i had unpaid credit card in 2 banks in dubai for the amount of 10,000 AED each and one of the banks sent me mail informing me that a police case was set against me and i didnt hear anything from the other bank. now i got a job opportunity in qatar and i am afraid if i got there i will be arrested and send me to dubai. do the gulf area have policy like this? and will i be blacklisted in the whole gulf countries or only UAE? thanks

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      You might be. GCC countries will cooperate with each other. It would be best to get the opinion of a lawyer in Qatar before you enter the country.

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