41 absconding maids arrested in 3 days in Dubai

Forty-one absconding housemaids have been arrested from different areas of Dubai, according to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai.

Of them, 36 are Asians and 5 are Africans. They were nabbed from Hor Al Anz, Al Qouz, Satwa and Jafiliya areas in a three-day campaign by the directorate.

The drive was initiated after authorities received several complaints about runaway maids.

Under the directives of Major-General Mohammad Al Marri, Director-General, Department of Citizenship and Residency, officials tracked down 41 maids after taking their details from their respective sponsors.

Public are urged to report cases of runaway housemaids on 8005111.