An emotional father hugs his son as others applaud.
Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A European inmate recently got an emotional surprise from Dubai Police, after he was granted a visit from his only son that he had not seen for years.
The inmate was sentenced to life in prison for committing a murder.
The sweet reunion was arranged by the General Department of Punitive and Correctional Establishments, at the time of launching “Tomorrow, I Will Fly,” the Dubai inmates’ collection of essays and story writing.
The European inmate was a part of this innovative project, and Dubai Police aimed to make him happy by arranging a meeting with his son.
According to Brigadier Ali Mohammed Al Shamali, Director of the General Department of Punitive and Correctional Establishments, said, “The initiative was a surprise to both the father and son, and the place was filled with joy after they had seen each other. As part of its humanitarian initiatives, the Dubai Police is keen to always spread happiness among inmates.”
The inmate and his son expressed their sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dubai Police for such an unexpected surprise.
The gesture is part of Sheikh Mohammed's attempt to provide prisoners an opportunity to start a new life and to relieve their families hardships.
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Dubai Economy also urged everyone to report any non-compliance to the precautionary guidelines through the Dubai Consumer app available on the Apple and Google stores, by calling 600545555, or by visiting the Consumerrights.ae website.
The government has also introduced a Pass Track Application that all travellers will be required to install in their mobile phones. A health declaration form is also required to be filled 48 hours before arriving in the country.