A man in Abu Dhabi has been referred for immediate prosecution on charges of spying for a foreign entity.
The foreign man has been charged with spying as well as attempting to obtain classified information about the United Arab Emirates.
This is according to Dr Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, the UAE Attorney General.
The public prosecution had received a notification from an Emirati citizen who felt that the man in question had been acting suspiciously.
After conducting their investigations, the tip off checked out and the man was detained. He confessed to the crimes and was promptly referred to court for prosecution.
No further details were released.