Dubai’s Beggars Are Now On Whatsapp
- Beggars using social networks
- UAE police statement
- Senior UAE police officers stated that beggars are using WhatsApp and Instagram to evoke residents’ sympathy into giving them cash
- The astute beggars are sending messages on mobile phones asking the recipient to forward the same to their contacts
To cut it short
Things you’ll only see in Dubai: the world’s tallest building, a man-made island, and of course beggars on Whatsapp & Instagram. Dubai’s police stated that a campaign would be initiated during Ramadan to put this practice to an end and those convicted would be jailed for a month and subsequently deported!
According to officials most beggars arrive in UAE on a visit or business visa solely for the purpose of begging. Why? Because Dubai.