Did You Leave UAE Without Settling Unpaid Credit Card Dues? Here’s What You Need to Do

SourceAl Bawaba
SectorFinancial Services

Question. I left Dubai two years ago leaving some unpaid amount on my credit card. I was in financial trouble and unable to pay then. Now, I am planning to come back to Dubai to look for a job.

Will I get arrested at the airport? Do I have to contact the bank and settle the amount to avoid arrest? It should be noted that in the UAE at the time of granting a credit card facility to the customer, the banks or financial institutions (the 'bank') may collect a cheque from the customer as security against the credit limit of the credit card facility granted in addition to a signed application form which may contain the terms and conditions of the credit card facility. Based on the documents executed by ...read more...