Begging is an offence in the UAE

Published: Mon 9 Dec 2019, 8:36 PM

Last updated: Mon 9 Dec 2019, 10:37 PM

Good on the part of the authorities to arrest the beggars outside the mosque (Two women get jail term for begging outside mosque in Dubai; KT, Dec 8). I have been noticing a rising trend in beggary, despite the fact that it is illegal to do so in the UAE.
Recently during a visit to the supermarket, I was shocked to see a woman asking for money from random people. I have also noticed such incidents inside mosques and in restaurants. It is an alarming trend and creating uneasiness among residents.
- Mumtaz, Sharjah

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