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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
"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

News
In May of 2018, British national Ryan Cornelius was coming to the end of a 10 year prison sentence in Dubai when he was unexpectedly brought by police to a judge’s office where he was informed that his punishment was being extended another 20 years.  He was further told ...

30 November 2020

News
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

Debt Enforcement & Management
After a series of hardships, British national Malcolm David Faren finds himself penniless and on the street in UAE, with no visa and no passport and no way to go home.

24 August 2020