Ninety-three suspected beggars have been arrested in Sharjah since the beginning of Ramadan.
The men and women were arrested as part of a campaign targeting beggars, street vendors and people illegally washing cars in public places, a police spokesman said.
That majority of the suspects were also found to have entered the country illegally.
Sharjah police has urged members of the public to play a positive role and cooperate with security agencies to clamp down on beggars, especially during Ramadan.
People who wish to lend a supportive hand to those in need should visit charities as any money donated will be distributed correctly.