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Old May 6th 2011, 5:53 pm
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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).


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lot of deaths I thought.
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More deaths than hospitalisations is worrying too...
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Could the two be related, d'you think?
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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).


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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)
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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.

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Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
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....
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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.)
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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.)
Interesting... especially given the low age - i.e. all under 57 or whatever it is.

What do they die of?
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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.
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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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