In the holy month of Ramzan, 116 beggars, comprising 59 men and 57 women, were taken into custody in the emirate.
Over a hundred beggars were apprehended in Dubai as the police tightened down on panhandling during the holy month of Ramadan, including a family who had entered the UAE on visitor visas.
The two brothers were seen asking for money near a mosque with their wives and a child, even pretending to be disabled according to the Dubai Police.
The General Department of Criminal Investigation’s director, Maj-Gen Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, said that they were obviously taking advantage of the kindness of locals during the holy month by employing “deceptive and theatrical gestures” to trick people into giving them money. They were immediately arrested by the police, he said.
The police will keep stepping up patrol operations in places where beggars are anticipated to be present, according to Col. Ali Salem Al Shamsi, director of the Infiltrators Control Department in the General Department of Criminal Investigations.
Donations should only be sent through permitted methods if you want to assist the less fortunate. The officer said that anybody in need might seek financial support from institutions that are recognized by the government, charities, and organizations.