Dubai, May 31: As many as 84 beggars have been arrested in Dubai during the Eid Al Fitr holiday, the Dubai Police have said.
The arrests were carried out as part of their anti-begging campaign to prevent begging during the holy month of Ramadan.
Some illegal vendors, too, have been arrested in different areas of the emirate, the police added.
Colonel Ali Salem, Director of the Infiltrators Department at the Criminal Investigations Department of Dubai Police, said that the campaign aims to maintain the safety and security of the society, adding that the campaign was successful and helped reduce the number of beggars across the emirate.
He called on the public to report begging activities to the number 901 or the Dubai Police app.
84 Dubai beggars arrested during Eid Al Fitr holidays