UAE: Emirate issues new laws to regulate real estate sector

UAE: Emirate issues new laws to regulate real estate sector

The laws aim to help in the development and implementation of plans to drive growth across Umm Al Quwain’s real estate sector


Kuwait cabinet resigns as parliament moves to oust premier

The prime minister had submitted his resignation letter to the country’s ruler

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed issues new law for individuals with disabilities in Dubai

A permanent committee has also been established to implement policies, plans and initiatives to protect the rights of people of determination the emirate

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa approves largest legislative reform in country’s history

It covers a wide range of subjects including personal security, higher education and data protection, among others

UAE’s amended law on the decriminalisation of bounced cheques to take effect in Jan 2022

The scope for criminalisation of returned cheques due to insufficient funds has been narrowed and confined to cases of bad faith and other cheque crimes

Sheikh Mohammed

UAE issues decree to hold ministers and senior officials accountable

During the investigation, the UAE general prosecutor can ban a minister or an official from travelling and freeze their assets


Abu Dhabi court imposes hefty fines, jail terms on 40 people, 8 companies for money laundering

The accused are charged with creating a fraudulent digital platform through which they engaged in illegal economic activities

Explainer: Have workplace savings plans taken off in the GCC?

Having a pension solution ensures that the employer sets aside a defined amount on a periodic basis for end of service benefits, opines Reena Vivek, senior executive officer, Zurich Workplace Solution

UAE Schools Covid-19

UAE education: Onus on principals to inform health ministry of Covid-19 infections among employees, students

The Federal Public Prosecution said that it was obligatory to do so according to Article 12 of the Federal Law No 14 of 2014 concerning Prevention of Communicable Diseases

Public Prosecution

Fine of up to Dhs50,000 for not informing health authorities about Covid-19 in UAE

Those who lose any electronic tracking device handed to them, or destroy it, shall also be fined

Saudi Arabia seeks to end arbitrary justice to win investors

Some of the changes will aid women in particular

Cover story: Emirati lawyer Youssef Al-Bahar on the UAE taking the right stand

The UAE’s flexible and proactive legal system is helping the country tackle issues such as cybercrime while also keeping an eye on the future

Kuwaiti military says those flying drones without permits will face legal action

Kuwait has strict regulations governing the usage of drones in the country


Abu Dhabi jails six, slaps fines of Dhs160m on money laundering charges

The accused, also involved in drug trafficking, were found guilty of using exchange houses to transfer illegal funds to Pakistan

UAE Public Prosecution

Up to six-month imprisonment or Dhs5,000 fine for insulting people in the UAE

The Public Prosecution said that it would be considered an aggravating circumstance if the libel or insult is addressed to a public servant

UAE to allow 100% foreign business ownership: Key points to note

The new decision is hoped to enhance the UAE’s attractiveness for investment and business growth


Sweeping changes to UAE laws on inheritance, alcohol consumption, cohabitation and honour crimes

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan approved the federal law decrees which have now come into effect


Financial tribunal delivers verdict against Al Masah; issues statement regarding Shailesh Dash

The tribunal noted that Shailesh Dash exhibited “a formidable mastery of the arguments”

Home tutoring

Fines of up to Dhs30,000 for home tutoring, private lessons in the UAE

Those responsible for the involved venues will be fined Dhs20,000

Dubai Land Department fines 10 real estate companies, warns 30 for non-compliance with advertising laws

Each fine starts at Dhs50,000, and may escalate leading to cancellation of the licence of the violating real estate company


Sheikh Mohammed’s new law to regulate all drone operations in Dubai

The law will govern the creation of ‘drone airports’ and outlines the framework for permissions surrounding all drone activities too

UAE Public Prosecution

Photographs of those violating UAE’s Covid-19 precautionary measures published

Officials have warned that if violations continue to occur, it could lead to a “tightening of restrictions” in the UAE

UAE Public Prosecution warns against misusing national currency

The punishment includes fines and/or jail sentences of up to 25 years

Saudi’s Shoura Council calls for study on keeping expat fee unchanged in 2020

The study will look into the expatriate fee charged on companies and as well as the dependents fee that foreign nationals pay