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Millhouse May 6th 2011 5:53 pm

Interesting statistic
 
425 British nationals required consular assistance in the UAE in the period 1 April 2009 - 31 March 2010 for the following types of incident: 56 deaths, 31 hospitalisations, and 265 arrests (for a variety of offences). During this period, assistance was also requested about lost or stolen passports (246 cases).


- source www.fco.gov.uk

lot of deaths I thought.

typical May 6th 2011 6:56 pm

Re: Interesting statistic
 
More deaths than hospitalisations is worrying too...

OleJanx May 6th 2011 8:52 pm

Re: Interesting statistic
 
Could the two be related, d'you think?

The Dean May 6th 2011 9:01 pm

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Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 9347710)
425 British nationals required consular assistance in the UAE in the period 1 April 2009 - 31 March 2010 for the following types of incident: 56 deaths, 31 hospitalisations, and 265 arrests (for a variety of offences). During this period, assistance was also requested about lost or stolen passports (246 cases).


- source www.fco.gov.uk

lot of deaths I thought.

Of the 425 cases referred to the Embassy, the following responses were received:

"It's not my problem" (156 times)
"I can't help you" (123 times)
"You're on your own" (117 times)
"Go away" (29 times)

Millhouse May 7th 2011 4:28 am

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Originally Posted by typical (Post 9347853)
More deaths than hospitalisations is worrying too...

I wonder how many of those that died without seeing a hospital are included under the 'arrests' number too. :eek:

OleJanx May 7th 2011 8:34 am

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Originally Posted by The Dean (Post 9348083)
Of the 425 cases referred to the Embassy, the following responses were received:

"It's not my problem" (156 times)
"I can't help you" (123 times)
"You're on your own" (117 times)
"Go away" (29 times)

I am sure that you are being unfair on our kind and hard working Diplomatic staff.
Actually, on second thoughts....

Meow May 7th 2011 11:36 am

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It is estimated that one Western expat dies in Dubai each day.That's 365 a year, so how many would be Brits? 56 in the UAE a year doesn't sound high when you look at it that way.

(Figures from a funeral director as I was writing about death and cremations recently.)

Millhouse May 7th 2011 11:46 am

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Originally Posted by Meow (Post 9349001)
It is estimated that one Western expat dies in Dubai each day.That's 365 a year, so how many would be Brits? 56 in the UAE a year doesn't sound high when you look at it that way.

(Figures from a funeral director as I was writing about death and cremations recently.)

Interesting... especially given the low age - i.e. all under 57 or whatever it is.

What do they die of?

Meow May 7th 2011 11:51 am

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Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 9349014)
Interesting... especially given the low age - i.e. all under 57 or whatever it is.

What do they die of?


Having had a few conversations with insurance companies about death claims, there is a higher than average (compared to home country) number who die in car accidents. Otherwise it is the ever popular cancer, stroke and heart disease.

Millhouse May 7th 2011 12:25 pm

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Originally Posted by Meow (Post 9349019)
Having had a few conversations with insurance companies about death claims, there is a higher than average (compared to home country) number who die in car accidents. Otherwise it is the ever popular cancer, stroke and heart disease.

Phew. I thought the portnoy's was going to get me


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