Airlines concerns over LGBT laws

“Dubai’s economy is fragile. Any world crisis is going to impact air travel and staff will be laid off promptly, especially in a country where tourism is a major economic contributor. The banks are aware of this, they’ve seen it time and time again, but they themselves get bailed out when they over expose themselves so there’s little incentive for them to be careful.” Radha Stirling, CEO and founder of Detained in Dubai

Emirates Airline layoffs leave pilots & cabin crew at risk of imprisonment or Interpol Red Notices over debts & mortgages

“It’s like a repeat of 2009, only worse”, said Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai. “Last time the economy took a huge hit, pilots and cabin crew were amongst those most affected. Airline staff are actively targeted by big banks in the UAE for easy credit and mortgages, but for many, accepting these offers quickly backfired and turned into a nightmare.