In November past year, he and his wife flew to Thailand for their honeymoon, believing his Australian visa allowed him to travel safely, but they were detained immediately when they landed at Bangkok's Airport in response to an Interpol "red notice".
As a recognised refugee travelling on an Australian travel document, Araibi should never have been subject to an Interpol red notice.
But was stopped in Thailand in November attempting to go on his honeymoon.
The pity is, the past two months of detention and fears he would be tortured on return to Bahrain could have all been avoided.
However, the Middle East nation has withdrawn the request, leading a Thai court to approve a motion by prosecutors to drop the case against the footballer, said Chatchom Akapin, an official in the Thai Attorney-General's office.
A court filing from Thai prosecutors had noted that while Thailand and Bahrain do not have an extradition treaty, extradition is still possible by law if Bahrain makes an official request - which it did - and if the crime is punishable by more than a year's imprisonment and is not politically motivated or a military violation.
"The court will now issue an order to release Mr Hakeem from jail today", said Chatchom, the director-general of the office's worldwide affairs department.
The state-run Bahrain News Agency reported Sunday that Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa had a phone call with Thai Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, but offered no specifics on their discussions.
Reports from the ABC and BBC say Al-Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia, is set to be released.
Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it had no comment on the case. He has been living in Melbourne, where he plays for a semi-professional soccer team.