Dubai Private Investigator
Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, along with Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Qaiwain. Each of these emirates has its own absolute monarchy and jurisdiction, however, the seven emirates combine into a single federal framework. While it is the ruler of Abu Dhabi that serves as the President and head of state of the United Arab Emirates, the ruler of Dubai serves as the Prime Minister and head of government.
Until recently, Dubai's revenue came mostly from oil and natural gas. However, in the past two decades there has been a boom of business from trade, real estate, construction, and financial services. Dubai has attracted world wide attention for its innovative real estate projects, including a man-made island in the shape of a palm tree and the largest hotel in the world, located off-shore.
Dubai is also known world wide for its sand, sun and shopping. Shiny new skyscrapers reflect the wind towers of Old Dubai and the mosques. Dubai plays host to an increasing number of visitors from the West and the Far East. The city attracts travelers seeking something new and different, offering international facilities combined with the adventure of the Middle East.
Private Investigators in Dubai
Private investigations in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates need to be handled differently than in other areas. There is no licensing of private investigators in Dubai, and the government does not allow a business license to a company if its sole purpose is private investigations. However, that is not to say that private investigations are forbidden or illegal.
Private investigators are tolerated in this region so long as they conduct themselves in a manner that is agreeable to the government and local authorities. For example, private investigations of government officials, dignitaries, members of the monarch's family, and other high profile personnel affiliated with the government are not tolerated, and ICS will not take on any cases that involve such persons.
Security is another concern for private investigators working in Dubai. Private security is common in this area, and many potential subjects could be escorted at all times by a security detail, making surveillance and some other methods of investigation difficult or impossible. Also, many buildings and locations are restricted areas, and investigators will not risk their freedom and good standing with the government to conduct investigations in such locations. Many communities are gated and have security guards posted at entrance and exit points, effectively making these communities restricted areas as well.
How to hire a private investigator in Dubai
When hiring a private investigator for Dubai it is important that you are aware of these facts and understand the differences between this region and more "Westernized" regions. It is also important you understand what your agent can and can not do, to avoid trouble with local authorities. For example, surveillance in this area is not accepted as in more Western cultures, and in many cases photos and video will simply be impossible to obtain. Under these circumstances, traditional surveillance methods are required. Traditional surveillance involves an agent keeping track of and observing a subject, taking notes and documenting their findings in a report. Because no visual proof is provided, it is important you have an agent you can trust and who is willing to testify in court regarding their findings.
Agents might also find themselves in danger in the course of an investigation, and if a client put them on a task that is illegal or dangerous, the liability could fall back upon them. Let ICS manage the liability and risk for you so that you can feel confident and safe with your investigation. ICS takes great care and pride in acquiring our pool of talent, and our agents go through an extensive screening process. Hire a private investigator in Dubai with confidence by going with ICS.
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