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21 February 2024

Dubai Police helps 850 workers to leave UAE

By Staff

Dubai Police solved problem of 850 workers who were unable to leave the country after the company they worked for went bankrupt and one of its managers  ran away with the company’s funds.

Lt. Col. Mohammed Al Murr, Director General of Legal Inspection section of Dubai Police, said that they called the managers of this company and agreed with them on a solution to pay Dh950,000 with which they purchased air tickets to send the workers back to their home countries.

“Many of them have already left the country and the rest are also leaving,” he said.

Al Murr added that these were the results of direct orders from Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Chief of Dubai Police and Head of Labour Crisis Section and in cooperation with Labour Inspection Section of the Ministry of Labour.

“The orders of Lt.Gen. Tamim were very clear that the companies take full responsibilities of their workers from the time they enter the country till they leave,” he said.

In February 2009, Dubai Police set up a section to monitor the situation of temporary workers which comes under the Human Trafficking Section and supplied it with capable and skilled workforce.