News
A 44 year old PTSD sufferer and Afghanistan veteran (Army & Navy) has been detained in Dubai over a bank debt he was working to repay. The war survivor accepted a UAE government contract in 2012 following his role in Afghanistan. He relocated, settled in and like any...

29 September 2021

Debt Enforcement & Management
There is a common misconception, even among debt experts, that Dubai banks don’t have a legal right to collect debts in other countries. Unfortunately this is just not true.

9 April 2021

Debt Enforcement & Management
Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai has written a letter to Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, enclosing a heart breaking plea from Russian businesswoman Bika Magomedova.

6 April 2021

Debt Enforcement & Management
Bika, 49 and a 25 year resident of Dubai decided to open a bakery in JBR, an upmarket area in Dubai.  Bika, originally from Dagestan in Russia, chose a commercial real estate agent called Salwan LLC, a subsidiary of Dubai Properties.This was not Bika’s first business (sh...

25 March 2021

News
Common myths explained by the debt team at Detained in Dubai.

31 December 2020

News
After two and a half years behind bars in Sharjah’s infamous central prison, 58 year old Indian woman, Mary D’Souza, has finally been released and returned to her family in India.

31 December 2020

News
The GCC countries have joined forces to establish an Interpol style agency for the enforcement of policing and information sharing within the GCC region.  The main stated aim of the organisation which will be based in Abu Dhabi is to tackle terrorism.

2 December 2020

Interpol & Extradition
The UAE has drawn foreigners to its shores for a number of years, attracted to the well marketed allure of a glamorous, affluent lifestyle with unmatched business opportunities.  While some foreigners have enjoyed a genuinely positive experience, others have suffered jud...

1 December 2020

News
"It is no secret that UAE banks have stepped up their efforts to enforce debts internationally and of course, there is nothing wrong with that.  The world is becoming smaller and people don’t expect that a simple relocation will alleviate them of their contractual obliga...

30 November 2020

Interpol & Extradition
A UK based NGO has secured the release of a British woman, who declines to be named, after a month under arrest in Italy, waiting to hear if she would be extradited to serve a lengthy term in a Dubai desert jail. Her crime? She simply fell behind on her credit card payme...

30 November 2020

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