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My Brother Has Been Arrested in Dubai for Debts He Owes and He Cannot Leave the Country. – U


“Dear Steve,

This is in connection with my brother, who officially visit to Dubai to accomplish some assignments on behalf of his employer. Sometimes back while he had been working in Dubai he obtained some loans from banks. Before the loans were finally cleared he had to abruptly return to Pakistan due to sudden illness of his father. Who subsequently died and circumstances did not permit him to go back and resume his job.

As a consequence, when this time, he handed at Dubai Airport, the authorities detained him due to default of bank loans. After confiscating his travel documents he was allowed to enter Dubai.

Now his visa is expired and his assignment is over and he is not allowed to return back. Unfortunately the present debt amount (Around AED 50,00) is out of our reach to pay back in one or two months. There is no person in Dubai who could give his guarantee.

If you have any solution in this case, please reply.




Dear U,

There isn’t a thing that can be done about this except for the debt to be repaid. The law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) allows people reentering the country with criminal charges for non-payment filed against to be held in jail until the debt is repaid.

Please read a previous post of mine for more information. See I’m Worried I’m Going to Get Arrested For My Bad Debt in Dubai and Sit in Jail for a Long Time. – William


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  • Ilyas

    Sir , 
    My brother have a problem with his credit card , and he owes 200,000 amount for banks.  and he is enable to repay the amount and he is surrender to police what will be the penalty and jail for him 

  • Dreamzzz Zone

    i had read your answers and suggestions and now i got a hope as someone would help me out in my problem which i will write it to you

  • Ysabel


    Dont worry about your debt its a small amount for sure its already covered by the insurance. Also they cant do anything in your home country the laws in Dubai is only applicable in Dubai. My advise do not go back to Dubai. God bless you. 

  • Piaralalsharma

    my company terminated me before10 days i have loan and c cards in abu dhabi what to do pls help me

  • Piaralalsharma

    my company terminated me before10 days i have loan and c cards in abu dhabi what to do pls help me

  • glen

    Hi steve …
    when I go through to your article really am impressed and feel more confident than before .My problem is that before 2 years back I have my two credit cards which limit is Dhs 3800 each And another 2 cc of First guf bank which limit is Dhs 4500 each.Last two years I didnot pay a single amount for my due.And now am working in another GCC country .I heard that the bank has sent me International warrant letter. which is really fidget me alot.And now am not in condition to pay such amount .And am worried that How could i go back to my homeland.Becoz the Dox which i have given to bank the same dox am still using . Please advice me that the letter which they had issue is it authentic its really interrogate me during In and out .Anyhow i reach my homecountry could they chase me.

    Txs and best regards

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