Avoid Arrest in the UAE with a simple police check
Have you previously lived in or visited the UAE and plan to return?
"Someone almost ran me over at a petrol station. When I complained to them, they took a photo of MY numberplate and yelled at me. I returned to the UK shortly after for a few months holiday. I was about to return to the UAE to take a job offer but thought I better check my status in advance. It turns out that the lady who almost ran me down, made a complaint to the police that I had made a rude gesture at her, even though I hadn't. Fortunately, I checked with Radha in advance and avoided the usual arrest now, ask questions later routine and was able to resolve everything before traveling".
Detained in Dubai recommends conducting a standard police check in advance of travel, should you have any reason to suspect there could be a complaint against you.