Due to certain restrictions, Dubai Police announced the arrest of 967 residents

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The Dubai Police Department took 967 citizens into custody due to specific limitations.

Since the start of Ramadan, Dubai has detained 967 individuals, including beggars, street sellers, and illegal workers.

Dubai Police arrested hundreds of beggars over the past few days.

In the past few days, the Dubai Police Department has taken hundreds of beggars into custody.

The Dubai Police Department has made 396 arrests of beggars, 292 arrests of street sellers, and 279 arrests of illegal labor since the beginning of its "anti-begging" campaign during the month of Ramadan. Ninety-nine percent of those arrested for begging view it as a "profession," according to the police.

"Dubai Police is always eager to raise awareness among the community about the dangers of begging and intensifies its efforts during the holy month of Ramadan and the holidays, given the attempt of beggars to seek sympathy from people during these periods," said Brigadier Ali Salem Al Shamsi, the director of the Suspects and Criminal Phenomena Department in the General Department of Criminal Investigation, in a press release. "Dubai Police is always eager to raise awareness among the community about the dangers of begging."

Police arrested 967 Dubai residents for illegal work.

The police in Dubai arrested 967 residents for working illegally.

He noted that residential, commercial, and religious areas all host these offenders. In addition, he mentioned the proliferation of street merchants who attempt to win people's compassion through a variety of creative means.

The disadvantages of purchasing goods from street vendors were emphasized by Brigadier Al Shamsi, who stated, "Street vendors also try to elicit sympathy in a different way, but they pose a real threat to community safety, particularly when they offer food and supplies of unknown origin that are presented in poor conditions."

Furthermore, he stated that begging, street vending, and the existence of illegal workers pose a threat to the community's security and damage the state's image. He added that these phenomena sometimes lead to severe consequences like theft, pickpocketing, and the exploitation of children and the sick.

According to Al Shamsi, Federal Law No. 9 of 2018 on Combating Begging forbids begging and carries a penalty.

Punishment for begging in the UAE.

The United Arab Emirates has a system of punishments for begging.

To beg is a criminal offense in the United Arab Emirates, which carries a fine of Dh5,000 and a prison sentence of three months.

Those found operating a group of beggars or recruiting individuals from outside the country to seek alms face a jail sentence of six months and a fine of one hundred thousand dirhams. Fundraising without a permit is a criminal offense that can result in fines of Dh500,000.

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