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Blood, gangs and International City

Blood, gangs and International City

Reports suggest that residents of International City have been finding blood outside their doors thanks to gang warfare.


November 24, 2009 3:25 by

Dubai Police have arrested some of the members of Asian gangs running brothels in Dubai International City, reports Gulf News.

The arrests follow violent encounters between rival mobs. An Asian gang, mostly Vietnamese, reportedly murdered an Indian man and injured another from a rival group in the China cluster on Friday.

In the aftermath, traces of blood on the floors of some buildings have scared many residents. Some told the paper that they want to leave International City for good.

“Police knocked on our doors past midnight, asking for our nationalities,” said one resident. “I didn’t dare leave my apartment, but when I left for work this morning I was horrified to see pools of blood in the entire building. I ran … I am scared to go there again.”

A source told the paper that the police raided approximately 52 flats allegedly being used as brothels.

It must be scary to walk out of your front door and find blood spattered on the ground, particularly in a city like Dubai, which prides itself of being safe. Kipp agrees with the resident: If we were living in International City, we would probably be house hunting elsewhere right now.


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  1. Miss Anne Thropic on November 25, 2009 8:10 am

    Dubai is not as safe as the PR campaigns suggest, especially for women. I’ve been attacked in Dubai as have a number of other women I know. I am glad I reported my attack even though the culprit was never caught – at least it is on record as a reported crime. I was lucky enough to be introduced to a highly educated, sympathetic and respectful senior member of the Dubai police force.

    But many women are either too scared to report an attack or possibly cannot be bothered. In cases of rape, there is an extra element of fear for women – if the case is disproved in court, she could face fornication charges instead.


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