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As an Expatriate How Can I Prevent Myself From Getting Jailed in Dubai for Debts? – Elmer

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Elmer “Dear Steve, I’ve been living here in Dubai for the past four years, in that years passed by, I have accumulated a large amount of debts which i can no longer pay with my present salary. I have four hundred thousand dirhams loan from different banks. My wife’s salary plus mine combine is around 15,000 dhs. We’re having difficulty ... Read More »

I Let a Friend Borrow 13,000 Dirhams and I Want it Back Before He Leaves the Country. – Sarah

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“Dear Steve, hi, i lend a money to my friend for like 6 months that reach about 13,000 dirhams. a few weeks ago i heard that he is going to have his annual vacation. that makes me a bot worried. coz there are rumors that he might not come back after his leave. so i talked to him and asked ... 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 »

I Am Now Living in Qatar but Creditors From Abu Dhabi Are Threatening to Have Me Arrested for Debts. – Boston

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Boston “Dear Steve, Good morning Sir, I was terminated from my job in Abu Dhabi in May 2008 have have left credit cards and loan balances. I sent an email and fax message to all credit card and bank company that I will repay them as soon as I get a job. I recently got a job here in Qatar ... 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 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 »

I Left Dubai and My Mercedes at the Airport to Avoid Going to Jail for Debt. – Christopher

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Christopher “Dear Steve, I guess my situation is nothing new. I got caught up in the economic meltdown. I was in Dubai for 2.5 years and had a very good job. As my job went out of business I got fired. I had several credit cards and a large personal loan. I did not intend on stealing anything from anyone. ... Read More »

I’m in Debt in Dubai. – Matthew

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Matthew “Dear Steve, I need an guidance from you. sir, i have outstanding totaling to 200,000dhs in dubai. i am still in dubai and with 6500dhs salary it has become impossible for me to repay all of them. i worte to all banks to allow me start paying of for small cards and switch to bigger cards and then loans. ... Read More »

I Am Pregnant and in Debt in the UAE But Will Not Be Able to Pay My Bills for Ten Months. – Leifam

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Lefiam “Dear Steve, This is how the story goes,i have 2loans and 3credit cards with a local and international bank and my debts sums up to $13,000. I am currently working here in Dubai, UAE. And as we all know that UAE law with the debtors are so tight that they put everybody in jail who ever fails to pay ... Read More »

The Collection Manager Yelled at Me. I’m in the United Arab Emirates. – Cery

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Cery “Dear Steve, I missed one payment for my first gulf bank credit card in the UAE so i wrote them an email to inform them of my current situation and to find a way to settle the matter with them, i paid 1,000aed against the minimum amount of 9,000aed. However i was shouted at by the collection manager and ... Read More »

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