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29 February 2024

Dubai Police Surprise Tourist with the Return of a Lost Watch Worth 110,000 Dirhams

By Emirates247

The Dubai Police, represented by the Lost and Found Department, have recently returned a precious watch worth Dhs110,000 to a Kyrgyz tourist who had lost her valuables one year ago on a previous visit to Dubai.

According to the General Department of Criminal Investigation, the tourist had lost her watch in a hotel room before she headed to the airport to catch her flight. She only noticed her timepiece was missing following a traffic accident she had after returning to her country. Assuming that she dropped it somewhere during the incident, the tourist did not file a report before the Dubai authorities.

Major General Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation, said that the Department received a report from one of the hotels claiming that a Kyrgyz tourist had left her precious watch behind.

"We couldn't reach the owner straightaway since the number left at the hotel registration was that of a travel agency. With further investigation, we got hold of her contact information and immediately attempted contacting her through her phone number and social media account, yet to no avail," he confirmed.

Nevertheless, a year passed, and the Kyrgyz owner revisited the country and was surprised by the General Department of Criminal Investigation presenting her with the long-lost watch.

Maj. Gen. Al Jallaf confirmed that the Dubai Police were keen to restore rights to their owners and exert all efforts to ensure the happiness of the emirate's visitors, residents and citizens.

The tourist, who had given up on seeing her precious watch again, was taken aback by this find and, visibly overjoyed, extended her gratitude to the police.