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Crime in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Crime rates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Level of crime
16.08 Very Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
45.11 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
16.89 Very Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
15.04 Very Low
Worries car stolen
12.53 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
18.98 Very Low
Worries attacked
16.83 Very Low
Worries being insulted
21.29 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
16.64 Very Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
19.37 Very Low
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
18.53 Very Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
14.67 Very Low
Problem corruption and bribery
28.90 Low

Safety in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Safety walking alone during daylight
91.51 Very High
Safety walking alone during night
83.45 Very High

Contributors: 376

Last update: December 2017

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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23 Comments so far

#John Morrow on Oct 30, 2017 :
It's safe to an extent but doesn't protect your business. If you run your own business you will be looted by the system so nicely. Clients don't pay, too many frauds. And you keep paying fines, expired fees for licenses ,some sort of fees you keep paying, for this and such nonsense. Spend your money elsewhere. They only want you lose money and leave the place for good. You pay money for them to live and you like a fool think it's the best place to live in the world. Desert rose is junk.
#swag boy 69 on Jul 18, 2017 :
the amount of crime in dubai beside scamming is very little. there should be no worries to be walking around in daylight or night time. although if your planning on living here as a family, beware that there will be arab kids who will annoy your kids. going through legal matters is going to be a hassle though.
#Papas Fritas on Jul 17, 2017 :
I have lived in what was the most dangerous city on the planet that is CD Juarez MX. I doubt that Dubai is dangerous I can't wait to go to Dubai. Who knows maybe find a wife there. So for you chicken shits complaining about safety in Dubai I say you are cowards. I encourage you to visit Juarez and experience the thrill of your life you cowards will shit in your pants. Lol
#MAJID ALI QUARSHI FRAUD SCAMMER cheater on Dec 27, 2016 :
Offering $1000. To find him

DUBAI IN UAE, I have visited Dubai several time,
City is crowed with Foreigners, carrying over 100 nationalities alone, but important is to understand 100 nationalities, brought 100 crime style in the city, where UAE official cannot control and manage the city.
I have scammed by one of foreigners(asian), but when I went to report to Deira police, they keep referring to each other department, not took my case or made report to find these foreigner who scam me over $10,000 in the name of business starter, polices wasted so much time, not took my case, even not bothering to make report, even I have that scammers photos and some formed of his IDs papers, where they can circulate this person identities and easy can find him, even I tried to reported to Dubai identity department, to checked his details and provide me, full details so I can forward to local police or report to police, and but they transferred me to go to police, police told me to go court, court told to pay 6-to 8 % to Fee of total claim, but without full current address and details, cannot do anything but police, doing their own story, and that, scammers got the chance to run from DUAI and hide in other cities, latter found that, this scammers loots and robs over 100 people in last 5 years and still enjoying living in UAE he knows, Dubai people or other authority, will not bother to catch him and he is changing his companies and address again, again, so when local authority or department or work, identity depart and police do not do their duties, people will not safe from these scammer and not willing to save others in future, very disappointment with local authority of Dubai police and other department, look like, they are part of this crime and supporting this criminal in UAE
I have mad his face-book and offering $1000. To find him and report to Dubai police or email me ASAP
His all pictures in
FACEbook
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010560856222
Name is MAJID ALI QUARSHI. FRAUD SCAMMER cheater
BUT
EVEN SENT to all concern department in UAE, Dubai police, if UAE police could work, and have look this Facebooks and his identity, to save 100 more people. If anyone UAE citizen or people live there please forwards his Facebook pages to let other people know and can help and use his connection with Dubai police, please help and save others, or email this address this real name of person in email. Please save other 100.
Contact please majidaliquarishi@gmail.com
#majid ali qurachi fraud scammer on Dec 27, 2016 :
DUBAI IN UAE, i have visited dubai several time,
city is crowed with Foerigners, carrying over 100 nationalities alone, but importat is to understand 100 nationallites, brought 100 crime style in the city, where UAE official can not control and manage the city.
i have scamed by one of foreigners(asian), but when i went to report to Deira police, they keep refering to other department, not took my case or made report to find these foreigner who scam me over $10,000 in the name of business starter, polices wasted so much time, not took my case, even not bothering to make report, evan i have that scammers photos and some formed of his IDs papers, where they can circulate this perosn identities and easy can find him, even i tried to reported to dubai identity department, to check his detials and provide me, to report to police, and but they transfer me to go to police, polic told me to to court, court told to pay 6-to 8 % to Fee of total claim, but with full current adress and details, but police, doing their own stroy, and that, scammers got the chance to run from DUAI and hide in other cities, latter found that, this scammers loots and robs over 100 people in last 5 years and still enjoying living in UAE changing his companies and address again again, so when local authority or department or work, identiety depart and polic do thier duties, people will safe from these scam and save others in future, versy disapointment with local authrity of dubai, even have made the face-book

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010560856222 name is MAJID ALI QUARSHI FRAUD SCAMMER cheater
BUT
EVEN SENT to all concern department in UAE, dubai police, if UAE police could work, and have look this facebooks and his identy, to save 100 more people. if any one UAE citizen can help and use his connection with Dubai police, please help and save others, or email this address this real name of person in email. plaz save other100.
#Inoke on Dec 12, 2016 :
I visited Dubai recently for a week and enjoyed it very much. With all the comments about safety, I couldn't understand the need for so many security guards. They are everywhere! All malls have them and even the small neighborhood stores and supermarket have them too. I saw a lot of people walking around even on the highway at night and people seemed to live well together. Just didn't understand the need for so much security.
#Ebony on Nov 19, 2016 :
I've been living in Dubai for the past month and a half and my husband has been here 4 months, needless to say, I can't ever see myself moving away from here. This place is one of the most safest cities that you can live. The locals are so pleasant and yeah they may be a little strict on some rules but it's not anything to fuss about.
#Steve Allens on Sep 20, 2016 :
I have been living in Dubai for a long time but never encountered any crime in this city. I can speak arabic though as I am from Lebanon so dealing with the locals have never been an issue nor have they tried to cheat me.

My Filipina girlfriend though has experienced a couple of problems and they never involved the locals but experienced it from the other workers from India.
#BelgiumGirl on Sep 01, 2016 :
Hi all,

I have visited UAE 2 times and I truly loved the country so much that I wanted to built my life there in the future. I was willing to open a business. I have met a local man who said he will help me with that. I trusted him, because in my eyes the local people will never do wrong. In a few days he asked me to sent him money so he can start making some papers for me. I did sent him like 2800€ ( around 10000 UAD ) and He never did shit for me. He took my money and disappeared. He didn't answer my phonecalls anymore. After a week he told me that he will give me my money back If I will sent him more money. Can u believe this? I was so shocked from this. I have contacted Dubai police but they didn't do anything for me. I went to the UAE embassy in Belgium and the same there. They couldn't do anything. I went to my lawyer but she said If I will start a complain on international level it will take years and it will cost maybe more money then what he stole from me. I'm realy angry how someone local can steal money in the holy month ramadan without he has been punished. If he did this to me, he can do this for everyone. I have his ID card and pics and everything for the police can catch this man. But they dont want to do anythin. I feel hopeless because Im 6500 km far and I cant do anything. It's realy not fair and my trust and view about the human rights and justice in the Emirates has been changed to the badest. Anyhow, I hope one day I can do something.....
#Mehdi Al-Lawati on Aug 08, 2016 :
Dubai is pretty safe. I've never felt worried about getting back to hotel after midnight :)
#Mohammed on May 20, 2016 :
Excuse me to say that Emiratis and expats in Dubai are needless of anyone's money or life!!

What jealous people say about the country's saftey is bs!!

#Emirati
#Peace love and unity
#Emad jamous on Feb 18, 2016 :
With respect to all opinions , I have been in several countries around the world . I found Dubai is the safest place which anybody can live in . I can say it's an ideal city for everything .
Dubai is a miracle , fantastic and so beautiful , in addition of cours it is safe .
#Ejaz Ahmed Oryo on Feb 10, 2016 :
People say a lot of things, its a plastic/soulless city.... I assume most of them hardly ever stayed here for long. Dubai locals are the safest people to be around. People from south Asia are mostly responsible for petty crimes. I'm south asian, staying here for 6 years now. have a bad habit of walking on streets at nights alone. Never been mugged.
#Anonymous on Jan 07, 2016 :
i just lost my bicycle in dubai..how is that can happen in that city? i already lock the bike..
#peanuts on Dec 02, 2015 :
Dubai,Saudi Arabia is a closed society. It doesn't give out numbers to the west. It's made for muslim males only. It's a soulless city, pretending to be cosmopolitan, but as long as Islam rules in that city/country, it's just a pig in lipstick.
#Khalid Al Zaabi on Sep 27, 2015 :
#Tyronne.. above you will see "Do you live in Dubai? We need your help: Yes, I'm willing to do a survey".. i'm one of the UAE locals from Dubai.. and i can assure that Dubai is safe no matter what people will explan about Dubai been good or bad. it's still a "one person's opinion" but by using that "survey" you will see everybody's opinions in one line :)
#Danish Khan on May 17, 2015 :
I personally feel that Dubai is one of the safest cities in the world. Its obvious that it is not 100% safe and I'm sure no other city in the world is.
Dubai's Police Force are a class apart in terms of Action to the report of crime.
If you break the laws of the city then you will be penalized.
People should not be demotivating others as to not visit a place because of what they hear without even experiencing anything. On the other hand any mishaps should be spread so as to caution people from falling prey to those certain events.

#Non Emirati
#Tourist
#For Dubai
## tanishi on May 02, 2015 :
Dubai is obviously one of the safest places in the world and it never disappoints you.
I'm not going to say that Mexico is not but u should not hv criticised Dubai or Mexico
#Anthony on Mar 22, 2015 :
Dubai is among one of the safest cities I have ever visited. There are no homeless people or even anyone on the streets asking for cash. #Ahmad Nadimi, Mexico is extremely dangerous, you need bodygaurds just to walk around. And where were you beaten and mugged, in front of the Burj Khalifa? Really. I felt extremely safe and did not feel any threat at any time. Don't be fooled with what people say, sometimes they are even jealous or just think that if it's in the Middle East, you'll get bombed. I highly recommend Dubai to everyone, it is just a spectacular city to visit.
#jas on Feb 03, 2015 :
ahmad nadimi its not that unsafe also, stop giving false information
#jas on Dec 29, 2014 :
not that safe. i think singapore is safer and crime is increasing day by day
#Ahmad Nadimi on Dec 09, 2014 :
I am sure Dubai is not safe at all, street of Mexico at night is much much safer than street of Dubai at night. I was beaten and mugged in Dubai, and police did not care at all, I never travel
in that country again ever. Dubai is good for Arabs.
#Tyronne on Oct 26, 2014 :
Can anyone please explain to me how these numbers were calculated? What are they based on?