Herve Jaubert is a former French naval officer and marine engineer who served as a covert operative for the French secret service. In 2004, the Dubai government offered a partnership to develop a submarine manufacturing company in Dubai. Unfortunately, due to a corrupt system and egomaniacal leaders, he became a scapegoat and victim of extortion, he was threatened with police torture, and eventually found himself under house arrest in Dubai with no passport. Using the skills he had developed as a spy for the counter-espionage service, he escaped in 2008 in a dinghy and sailed to India. Escape from Dubai is the real-life account of his misadventures, from his first meeting with Dubai officials to his lawsuit in Florida after Dubai officials found out he had escaped and was publishing his story.