Safety of Visiting Dubai Under Question
Statement of Radha Stirling, founder of London based NGO Detained in Dubai who have recently surpassed their ten year anniversary:
"Middle Eastern travel, investment and expat hotspot Dubai has been intently campaigning for British nationals to come to the emirate. With major public relations investment, the United Arab Emirates has become a popular destination. But, despite its international image as the “Las Vegas” of the Middle East, when we sift through the propaganda and glossy brochures, we see a country that remains seriously risky for unsuspecting foreigners. According to recent analysis, The UAE remains, on a percentage scale, the most likely country for British nationals to be detained in.
Recent high profile cases like that of Jamie Harron and Billy Barclay, have highlighted in the mainstream media, just how easy it is for citizens to experience the darker side of Dubai. A number of cases