Sulaiman Al Fahim has hit back at reports of a UAE arrest warrant being issued against him, telling Arabian Business: 'I am the victim here.'

Earlier, it was revealed that Al Fahim, former owner of Portsmouth FC, former CEO of Abu Dhabi-based Hydra Properties and host of the reality television show Hydra Executives, is wanted for having failed to pay a debt of more than AED8m ($2.2m).

The warrant was issued last Thursday after a ruling against Al Fahim last January by the Dubai Property Court. Al Fahim was ordered to repay an Azerbaijani investor after a development by Al Fahim’s company, Al Buraq Development and Investment, failed to go ahead in Dubai.