Law on insulting National Icons

Jail terms imposed on people who insult the Emirati president were raised from a maximum of five years to 15 to 25 years. Meanwhile, insulting the UAE, its flag, national logo, leadership or institutions will carry a jail term ranging between 10 and 25 years and a fine of at least 500,000 dirhams.

Strict Measure on Abusive Language

According to the new law​ using abusing language against a person is a criminal offense punishable by up to one year in prison or a fine of up to 10,000 dirhams. The penalty becomes more severe if the language is published or directed at a public officer.

Harsh Punishments on Gambling

The law charges gamblers with up to two years of jail or a fine of up to 50,000 dirhams. If the crime is committed in public or in a place designed for gambling, the penalty is raised to three years in jail and a fine.