A number of missing-person cases caught the publicís attention. Dubai Police managed to solve some, but in others many have been left wondering over the fate of their loved ones.
On May 27 the British seaman, Timmy MacColl, 28, from Gosport in Hampshire, disappeared while on shore leave after his ship, HMS Westminster, docked at Port Rashid. He has still not been found.
Nasser Ali Nasser, a 21-year-old Emirati, disappeared on October 27 after leaving his family home in Rashidiya. Two weeks later police arrested three people who they accuse of trying to sexually abuse Mr Nasser before killing him and burning his body.
Prosecutors claim they were motivated by revenge, believing that Mr Nasserís uncle killed one of their brothers.
Ė Wafa Issa