A man attempted to smuggle four kilograms of drugs from Oman to Saudi Arabia via Dubai, a court heard.
Dubai Police was tipped off last February when the accused, a Pakistani, 30, was trying to smuggle methamphetamine.
After intercepting the calls between the accused and the supplier in Pakistan, police officers were able to locate the drugs and arrested him in... Read More
A man sacked from the UAE military after his wife reported him for drinking alcohol has appeared in court accused of faking his own death to avoid repaying a Dh700,000 loan.
Dubai Criminal Court heard how the Emirati man, 50, fled to Yemen after being dismissed from his job in 2008.
Once there, he created a fake death certificate in an... Read More
A Dubai taxi driver groped a passenger after she fell asleep in his cab, a court heard.
The British teacher, 31, said she woke to find the Pakistani man ‘touching me’ before he attempted to kiss her.
The victim said she had given the driver directions to her home in Silicon Oasis but had instead been taken to a secluded area... Read More
Residents married to Emiratis can no longer be deported if convicted of a crime, following an amendment to the UAE’s federal laws.
Previously, a deportation order was mandatory in cases where an expatriate was convicted of a crime and sentenced by a court. Details of the change, approved by President Sheikh Khalifa late last year, have just been revealed.
The change... Read More
An online prank has landed three men in jail after they were arrested in Dubai for sharing a video in which they pretended to smoke cannabis.
The men, believed to be from a Gulf country, posted a video of themselves saying “smoke hashish in Dubai” and smoking what appeared to be a joint at Jumeirah Beach Residences to Snapchat.
Within hours,... Read More
Two men have been arrested in Abu Dhabi after trying to steal cash from an ATM in Ghayathi industrial area.
Police used CCTV from a nearby building to identify the duo, who wore masks, after members of the public reported witnessing the incident.
Officers investigating the theft also found a hammer and a shovel hidden in the area.
They were later able... Read More
The United Nations refers to it as the “hidden figure of crime” as estimates show that anywhere between 20 and 40 million people are trafficked worldwide. Only 0.04% of these people get identified, making the battle against human trafficking one of the toughest global fights.
The UAE recognizes this and has several laws, rules and protection systems to keep this... Read More
Dubai: The Dubai Court of First Instance sentenced an Emirati man to seven years in jail for stabbing his countryman and killing him.
The 37-year-old defendant cut into an artery of the victim when he stabbed him with a knife in his forearm in the course of an intense argument in Al Qusais in August this year.
The victim had gone... Read More
Dubai: A woman who used her Instagram account to defame a famous cosmetic clinic in Dubai was fined Dh5,000 by the Dubai Court of Misdemeanour.
According to Dubai Public Prosecution, the 20-year-old woman went to the clinic in Bur Dubai for retouches on her face but she was not satisfied with the results.
The Arab woman then used her social media... Read More
Dubai: A man was accused of forging license of a chain of 26 famous restaurants in UAE and illegally obtaining Dh348,000 from his company, a Dubai Court of First Instance heard on Monday.
The 49-year-old Indian manager of the company that runs the restaurants said their 43-year-old Egyptian employee was responsible for renewing the trade licenses for the restaurants.
In 2017,... Read More