Dhabi Police claims that detained is Pakistani who then lured the boy into going with him to the rooftop of a building on Moroor road where he allegedly raped him before strangling him to death using a rope.
In a statement released on Tuesday evening Police revealed that the suspect was known to the boy's family.
Director-General of Abu Dhabi Police Major General Maktoum Al Sharifi said the Pakistani confessed to them that he had disguised as a woman to lure the boy because he knew his parents always advised him not to go with or talk to strangers or strange men.
According to police the suspect had already planned to attack the boy and fled the scene after raping and murdering the boy.
However, police was able to identify and arrest him and the case has been transferred to public prosecution.
Maj. Gen. Al Sharifi has expressed his deep regret at the occurrence of such a crime.