The UAE arrests some visit visa holders for this reason

The Dubai Police Department has conducted an anti-begging campaign throughout the holy month of Ramadan, and as part of that campaign, they have detained 202 beggars in the first two weeks of the month.

he director of the Suspects and Criminal Phenomena Department at the Dubai Police, Brigadier Ali Salem Al Shamsi, stated on Wednesday that the majority of the individuals who violated the law came to the country on a visit visa in order to make quick money by taking advantage of the goodwill of other people.
Those that were taken into custody included 112 males and 90 females.

A fine of not less than 5,000 dirhams

The Dubai Police Department has stated that those who commit offenses would be liable to a minimum fine of Dh5,000 and a maximum sentence of three months in prison. Those who are responsible for organizing activities that involve begging and bringing individuals from other countries to engage in begging will be subject to a punishment consisting of a minimum of six months in prison and a minimum of one hundred thousand dirhams.

Dubai Police smart application

Out of compassion, Al Shamsi strongly recommended the general public to avoid interacting with people who are allegedly beggars. They were advised to phone the number 901 or use the 'Police Eye' service on the Dubai Police smart app in order to report any criminal activity or begging that they discovered.

Providing donations to charitable organizations

He emphasised that donations should be given to charity institutions that are registered and reputable in order to guarantee that their contributions would be sent to those who are in need and not to questionable persons or groups.

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