Just when you thought Fujairah was a dusty town at the back of beyond, where nothing exciting happens, news has been broken by Arabian Business that Fujairah was the location of a French spy escape out of the Emirates.
It is a story of a Frenchman escaping to Florida via India from a UAE prison sentence for alleged fraud.
He makes his escape from Fujairah in a rubber dingy dressed in an abaya and burqa!
The story in Arabian Business and the comments from readers suggest there is much more to the story than is on the surface and the Frenchman is writing his account in what he hopes will be a bestseller. I wonder if one of the chapters will be called ‘Escaping Fraud Follies from Fujairah’?
The latest sensational segment in the story of Fujairah, UAE.
Elsa Baxter, Dubai Fraudster Fled City Dressed as a Woman, Arabian Business, 18 August 2009.
Richard Spencer, With Scuba Gear Under a Burqa, French Spy Herve Jaubert Made His Escape from Dubai, Telegraph, 23 August 2009.
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Image: Herve Jaubert in the UAE desert (Photo courtesy of Google images).