The regional manager for Virgin Megastore in Dubai stated that their industry believes that it losses between 20 to 30 percent of revenue due to counterfeiting and pirating activities in the Gulf Region. Other companies in the region state that the loss to revenue could be as high as 60 percent due to counterfeiting. In a single… Continue reading Revenue Loss to Gulf Companies From Counterfeits
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… Continue reading Human Trafficking in Dubai in 2012
Police in Abu Dhabi reported that between 2009 to 2012, around 1,700 cases of counterfeits and fraud have been refereed to the criminal court system in the emirate.
From 2011 to October 2012, authorities in the United Arab Emirates has seized over 2 million counterfeit HP supplies in the country.
During the months of January 2012 to May 2012, authorities in Dubai confiscated 30,000 counterfeit auto parts in the country. According to a study by the Brand Owners Protection Group, counterfeit auto parts account for almost 70 percent of all fake goods in the United Arab Emirates.
According to Custom Officials from the United Arab Emirates, between 5 to 10 people are caught attempting to be smuggled into Saudi Arabia every day. The human smugglers often attempt to stow away in trucks as the vehicles enter Saudi Arabia.
The number of human trafficking cases handled by police in Dubai dropped by nearly 50 percent in 2011.
Between 2007 and 2010, there has been a rise of human trafficking court cases in the United Arab Emirates each year. In 2007, there were 10 human trafficking cases, which increased to 20 in 2008, 43 in 2009, and 42 in 2010.
There are an estimated 70,000 counterfeit mobile phones in the United Arab Emirates out of a total of 11 million legitimate mobile phones.
According to news reports, a human trafficking ring was bringing women from India into Dubai and forcing them to work as prostitutes. The traffickers were charging men between $81 to $136 (300 to 500 UAE Dirham) to have sex with the women in a studio flat.