New Bounced Cheque Laws

Using cheques for financial transactions is one of the most widely used methods to cash-out, deposit money in a bank or even pay rent in Dubai. In doing so, it is common practice that the account holder ensures he has sufficient funds when issuing the cheque in order to avoid dishonoring or ‘bouncing’ the cheque. [...]

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.