UAE: 56-year-old Indian expat, paralyzed, indebted wants to return home
A 56-year-old Indian expat, partially paralyzed, indebted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has no one to help him, except for a Pakistani friend, who assists him in getting around, local media reported on Tuesday.
Mohammed Abdul Waheed Khan from Hyderabad, India after living and working in the United States for 21 years moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2014 with the hope of launching his own hotel company.
“I went to the US when I was 19. I moved to the UAE because I wanted to live and do business in a Muslim country,” Khan told Khaleej Times.
After being cheated by his former business partners, Khan’s dreams can’t take off and his health deteriorates. In addition to waging a number of legal battles, he suffers from advanced renal failure, secondary to long-term high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
Due to partial paralysis of the lower extremities, the immigrant now uses a wheelchair. His family is currently stranded in India, and Khan lives in a hotel apartment in Bur Dubai that is paid by his friends and family.
A former Wells Fargo bank employee in California’s San Fernando Valley, Khan is a green card holder and his three children are US citizens.