Begging seems to be a lucrative business in the Gulf as the local police found out recently.
An Asian beggar who was recently arrested for begging was found to be residing in a five star hotel, Major Mohammad Rashid Al Muhairi, Director of Tourist Security in the Dubai Police said.
Without identifying or naming the person arrested, Al Muhairi said the man had been deported earlier, but had returned seeing the high income, the illegal practice offered, Khaleej Times reported.
Al Muhairi said, as many as 360 people had been arrested in the city during Ramadan and Eid this year.
He said, most of the people arrested for begging were foreigners on visit visa with the majority of them being Asians followed by Arabs.