“I have made peace with the fact that I got scammed out of all my money; but what am I supposed to do now?” So says one South African flight attendant who purchased an apartment in Dubai back in 2006, expressing what hundreds of property investors in the UAE have experi...

28 October 2022

Debt Enforcement & Management
Irresponsible lending

27 September 2022

“We only need to look at Qatar to learn what to expect from the UAE”, explains Radha Stirling, founder of Detained in Dubai. “Qatar has claimed bounced cheques have been decriminalised for years but that hasn’t stopped people being arrested. All a cheque recipient has ...

31 August 2022

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

Interpol & Extradition
Knowing that Dubai treats debt as a criminal rather than a civil matter, many expats who find themselves in unexpected debt trouble prefer to leave the country before they can be jailed.

5 April 2021

Due Process International
Radha Stirling, founder of Detained in Doha, an organisation who assists those who face injustice in Qatar, issued a statement on the detention of Australian nationals who have been held without charge since July.  Stirling, who founded Detained in Dubai in 2008 and the ...

28 December 2020