Criminal justice programs in Dubai reported that it investigated 24 cases of human trafficking within the emirate in 2012. In 2011, police also investigated 24 cases, and in 2010 investigated 35 cases.
58 percent of the victims in 2012 were trafficked to Dubai from developing countries, according to police.
Between 2008 to 2012, women from Bangladesh who were forced to work as housemaids were the most identified victims of human trafficking in Dubai.
Source: Bassma Al Jandaly, “Police log 24 human trafficking cases in 2012,” gulfnews, December 30, 2012.