Not only men, there have been many cases of women being forced to work as maids by dubious agents who get them to the UAE on visit visas as well as sending them to Oman and other countries.
The consulate issued 225 air tickets in 2016 and 186 in the first half of 2017 to stranded workers. "In a recent case, in June, we repatriated 27 workers hailing from Uttar Pradesh who came to the UAE in February- March this year and were promised jobs. However, they were not given any jobs and were left to fend for themselves by the agents," he said.
In the first half of this year, the consulate received a total of 540 labour complaints of which over 250 have been resolved, the report said. Apart from this, duplicate and fake visas is another major problem that UAE is fighting against.
So in order to handle such visa frauds, the mission has issued an advisory to the Indian jobseekers, providing them useful links from the UAE government departments through which they can make preliminary verification of the authenticity of the employment offers and entry permits.