Three British men jailed in Dubai claimed they were tortured by police. Here are three other cases of Brits subjected to torture abroad.
Three British men from East London have been given four year jail sentences for drug offences by a court in Dubai this morning.
Three British men who were allegedly tortured by police while on holiday in Dubai are due to hear the verdicts in their drugs trial.
Prince Harry has tested his linguistic skills at a fundraising dinner in Dubai, in aid of his charity Sentebale.
Speaking in Arabic, the prince wished the Emirates well in its bid to host the World Expo 2020 saying: "Thank you for your generosity and all the very best with Dubai's bid for 2020."
The dinner raised more than a million dollars to help build Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre of Excellence in the African kingdom of Lesotho.
Campaigners have hailed the return of three British men to the UK, who had been held in the United Arab Emirates over drugs possession, but said Dubai police faced "serious questions" over their alleged torture.
– Reprieve investigator Kate Higham
The release of Grant (Cameron), Karl (Williams) and Suneet (Jeerh) is welcome, but long overdue.
They were treated appallingly by Dubai police, who still have serious questions to answer.
We are glad that they are all now safely back in the UK, but the UAE's terrible record on torture must not be forgotten.
Three men who allege they were tortured into confessing to drugs offences in Dubai have returned to the UK.
The charity Reprieve said that Grant Cameron, Suneet Jeerh and Karl Williams are now back with their families after the United Arab Emirates announced their pardoning.
David Cameron discussed their case with the President of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, during a state visit in May.
Dubai is offering residents solid gold in return for weight loss as an incentive to encourage healthy living.
'Your Weight In Gold' participants will receive two grams of gold when they shed 2kg and then a further gram of gold for each additional kilo they drop within 30 days.
A gram of gold is currently worth around £30.
Grant Cameron's mother has said that the family are 'overjoyed' that he has been released from prison in Dubai and returned home.
– Tracy Cameron
After a year of waiting, we are deeply relieved and overjoyed to have Grant back home with us after his terrible ordeal. We hope that his friends Karl and Suneet will soon also be safely back in Britain.
Obviously what Grant has been through has been very distressing for him, and the family as a whole. We’d ask that people give him the time, space and privacy he needs to settle back in.
In the meantime, we’d like to thank everyone who has helped support Grant and his friends throughout their ordeal.
A British man who was jailed for four years in Dubai for drug offences and allegedly tortured by police has been released, his mother told ITV News.
Grant Cameron, who was arrested with Suneet Jeerh and Karl Williams in July last year after police claimed to have found cannabis in their car, is now back in the family home in London, ITV News understands.
The three men were allegedly subjected to electric shocks, beatings and mock executions by officers, according to the human rights charity Reprieve.
A British man has plunged to his death from a balcony in the United Arab Emirates.
Elwood McIlwraith died in Dubai, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed today.
The 29-year-old former Royal Navy sailor from Hull fell from the 42-storey Laguna Tower, according to the Gulf News.
Mr McIlwraith was working in Dubai as a fitness instructor and had recently got married, the newspaper reported.It is not clear whether he lived in the building and an investigation into his death is continuing.
An FCO spokesman said: "We were made aware of the death of a British national, Elwood Floyd McIlwraith, in Dubai on 4 May.
"We are providing consular assistance to his family at this difficult time."
On the case of 3 Britons jailed in Dubai: Downing Street says the Prime Minister "discussed UK concerns about the treatment" with UAE President Sheikh Khalifa.
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the second president of the United Arab Emirates and the 16th ruler of the largest Emirate of Abu Dhabi. He succeeded his father to the position in November 2004.
The Sheikh is married with two sons and six daughters; he also has a number of grandchildren.
According to his foundation's website, he is an expert in eagle hunting and a keen football fan, although it doesn't specify which team he follows.
He welcomed the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to his palace in November 2010 during their tour of the Middle East.