TWO men from Huddersfield and Dewsbury, held for days in a Dubai jail, are on their way home.
The two businessmen, Alam Gahafoor, 33, and Mohammed Rafiq Saddique, 38, are believed to have been held on a business trip to the Middle East.
And there are fears they were caught up in an anti- terrorist operation in Dubai, making security checks on Muslims bound for Britain.
Now anxious relatives are hoping they will be on a flight home to Heathrow later today, ending their ordeal.
A Huddersfield businessman and his friend from Dewsbury are to fly back to Britain tonight after being held in a Dubai prison for over a week.
Alam Gahafoor, 33, of Huddersfield, and Mohammed Rafiq Saddique, 38, from Dewsbury, were arrested on July 21 while on a business trip to the Arab sheikhdom.
Mr Gahafoor and Mr Saddique, who runs Trade Price Beds and Bunks in Dewsbury, were held without charge for more than a week.
The Foreign Office has confirmed that two other British men were being held without charge- although a spokesman said the reasons for their arrest were as yet unknown.
The families of Mr Saddique and Mr Gahafoor were completely unaware of the arrests and were frantic when the men failed to return from their trip.
Mr Saddique's nephew, Naseem Ashiq, flew to Dubai last Friday to track them down.
Mr Ashiq, 28, said he heard from a friend in Dubai that his uncle had been arrested.
He feared his uncle and Mr Gahafoor had been mistaken for someone with connections to the July 7 London bombers, who were from West Yorkshire.
He said: "He is a fine, upstanding local businessman. There is no way he is mixed up in any of the current situation."
Mr Saddique - who has two 12-year-old daughters and a son aged two, - is diabetic and his family feared for his health.
But Mr Ashiq spoke of the families' relief that the two men were now on their way home.
He said: "They are due in at Heathrow tonight. We're really relieved, but they've had a bad time."