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Expats advised: Prepare properly if forced to leave debts in the UAE.


UAE debtors who flee before being sent to jail face Interpol abuse, extradition attempts, harassment and enforced bankruptcy from ruthless UAE banks

It is one of the enduring legends of Dubai. Supercars left behind at the airport to gather dust as high flying expats’ debt suddenly caught up with them in the crash of ’08. Dubai, known for high rolling lifestyle and tax free wages, also had (and still has) an underdeveloped judicial system, open to legal abuse and manipulation. They also treat debt as a criminal, rather than a civil matter and they jail debtors. Indefinitely.

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