An Asian worker at Fujairah port locked his room door at a 9th floor apartment he shared with four colleagues, went to the balcony and jumped down.
He landed on a parked car and died nearly three hours later.
Police said the unnamed man landed on the car front, which was damaged in the impact, and added that the worker was rushed to hospital but died after three hours.
The man was working for a company at Fujairah port and shared a flat with four other people in the building in the Faisal neighbourhood in the eastern emirate.
“He locked himself up then walked to the balcony and jumped down,” said Major Rashid Al Yamahi, head of the Madina police station in Fujairah.