British man living rough in Dubai travels back to the UK
Locals, European and Indian expats buy Nicholas Warner a flight home
Time Out Dubai Staff
Nicholas Warner, a British man who got into credit card debt and found himself sleeping rough in Dubai, is flying home. After leaving the UAE for Christmas, he returned to apparently find himself categorised as a ‘debt skipper’, was arrested at the airport and had his passport revoked. Upon his release, he found that without a passport he could not get a new job, and took to sleeping in parks and loitering in air-conditioned buildings. The local community then allegedly came together to offer him legal assistance, places to stay and money to help pay off his debt. Finally they put up Dhs46,245 to buy his passport back from the courts. They then paid for his flight back to England.