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

“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 him to pay me. but he told me he would pay after he gets back. i couldnt agree with that because i think he is not really coming back. so i asked him to pay me at the end of december. his leave would be on the 1st of january. i also prepared an agreement saying that he’ll pay me in full on dec 27. which he signed.

Can i ban him to travel outside UAE until i get all my money back? and what guarantee can i get from the agreement he signed? can i make some legal action if he didnt pay me? thank you


Dear Sarah,

I’m assuming you are in the United Arab Emirates. I am not aware of any action you can take until he defaults on his payment. Please talk to the police or local attorney about the procedure for filing a complaint for non-payment.

You might want to ask him for a check dated on 27th so you can attempt to deposit it before he leaves the country.

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