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Jailed in Dubai for Debt. One Person Shares Their Experience.

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A businessman who experienced the highs of property boom in the Middle East is now adjusting to life on social welfare in Wexford after his Dubai dream quickly turned into a nightmare with the arrival of the economic downturn. Brendan Coote recently ended up in prison in Dubai following a dispute with his landlord and only the intervention of his ... Read More »

Will I Be Allowed to Leave Dubai Even Though I Owe Money? – June

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“Dear Steve, I’m working on an engineering consultancy as autocad draftsman, im already 2 years but til now, our company didn’t got any new projects for the whole years. I got another job in Saudi Riyadh and theyre still waiting for my report and ready to start anytime.so i planning to file resignation and going back to my home country ... Read More »

Will I Be Arrested in Dubai For My Debts? I Have a Flight Connection to Make There? – Sheikh

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“Dear Steve, I was in dubai for more than 15 years, and had to leave dubai in pain and on sad grounds due to sever financial hit and serious family matters. I had bank loans and credit cards which I could not manage to pay for 6 monts nnow and tha banks kept on calling. I wanted to go back ... Read More »

I Have Been Blacklisted in Dubai. – Mani

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“Dear Steve, Hi actually this is a long story but i will try my best to scan in short.. i was working in dubai since 8 years…but as this recession cam in 2008 july for me i was kicked from my job which was related to reatil banking, after that i got job in MAF(OCTOBER 2008) well known company but ... Read More »

I’m a College Student in Dubai and Got a Credit Card From Campus Salesman for Emirates Bank. – Isaac

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“Dear Steve, Had been studying in dubai for over 4 years. One evening right outside my college I see a number of Emirates Bank Salesman giving away Applications forms for a Student Credit card. All they needed was a passport copy and I had a credit card with a spending limit of 3000 Dhs… I Had that CC for about ... Read More »

I’m Trying to Get a Visa in Dubai But I Owe Money. – Mike

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“Dear Steve, I came here to Dubai from 5 years , like all the people i was working normally, i had loans ( hsbc, standard ) (personal loans ) and some credit , in January the work closed and i went out my country , i came back in last sep on a visit visa, and now i wanna renew ... Read More »

How Can I Make Sure There is No Travel Ban to Prevent Me Leaving Dubai? – Aftab

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“Dear Steve, I have credit cards and personal loans in Dubai and I am paying them in bits and pieces every month. My monthly payments is exceeding my curent income and due to the late payments and back log which I have it is so difficult to get them back in control. I can’t see any solution to this problem ... Read More »

My Brother is in Jail in Dubai for Debts. – Jiv

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“Dear Steve, I have read a lot of of your advices from different problems. I am based in Dubai and my case is almost similar to those who have problems with the banks, but it’s not actually me but my brother. The situation is, he and his manager went to the banks to settle his loans, but banks told them ... Read More »

Citibank in Dubai Wants Blank Cheques From Me to Repay Debt. – James

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“Dear Steve, Having left the country due to losing my job in the early part of the year (a common occurance in Dubai!). However I had left about 40,000 AED of debt on my Citi Bank credit card. I managed to make payments till July but had not paid for 3 months. Fortunately I have kept constant contact with them ... Read More »

I Have a Police Case Against Me For Non-Payment of Debt in Dubai. – Abhu

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Abhu “Dear Steve, My question is that i need help. I am based in Dubai and without a job since over 3 months and was the only bread earner of my family way back in Mumbai, India. I am in debts since had taken a loan and credit cards. It is around 1,10,000 AED but dont know how much in ... Read More »

If I Go to Jail in Dubai For Bad Debts Will My Debt Be Cleared? – Katrina

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Katrina “Dear Steve, I’m still one of the lucky employees here in Dubai who has their job right now. But I’m stuck with bad debt for my credit card and loan. My current salary is not enough to pay my dues,even how hard i try to budget it… I have plans before to just leave UAE, and back to my ... Read More »

Bouncing a Check Can Put You Behind Bars For Years in Dubai

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A recent New York Times article on the perils faced by debtors in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. More needs to be written about the impossible situation in Dubai when it comes to resolving debts faced by even your average person. I certainly have answered my share of debtor questions from people worried about their Dubai debts. Even in a modern ... Read More »

I’m a Filipino in Dubai and Scared I Will Have to Leave the Country to Avoid Jail. – Hope

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Hope “Hi Steve, I’m a filipino currently employed here in Dubai. going for 2 years. I have some personal loans & credit cards here in Dubai. Before, everything is fine because overtime is open in our dept. which makes my earnings more adequate to my expenses & i still can manage all my financial obligations. Then the economic crisis affects ... Read More »

Will Banks in Dubai, Hunt Me Down in Canada? – Kent

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Kent “Hi Steve, I left Dubai without paying my credit card bills with 2 int’l. banks. I am now here in Canada on a permanent resident status. Can they trace me here? I am worried that it might adversely affects my application for Citizenship should I apply after 3 to 4 years. I am really stressed now. Thanks, Kent” Don’t ... Read More »

I Have Worked in UAE Dubai, a GCC Country, and left With Unpaid Debts. I Now Live in India. – Andrew

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Andrew “Dear Steve, I have worked in UAE -Dubai ( GCC Country) for 5 yrs and i have bank debts (Credit cards and personal loans and car loans) in that country and i came back to India without paying them back. Basically i am from India. What can i do other than this if i don’t have a job. Its ... Read More »

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