Know more about the Criminal Law of Dubai

The framework of the criminal law of Dubai is greatly influenced by the Sharia Law, which is the religious law and moral code of Islam. Sharia deals with issues such as sexuality, crimes, marriage, liquor, gambling, dress codes and other matters. For non-Muslims or foreigners that have violated laws in UAE, Sharia law is still acknowledged and applied.

It is always wise to know the basics laws and regulations of the country you are in, whether you are a local, expatriated or tourist. You may not want to break any law or regulations and be caught unaware of it. Not knowing the law is never an excuse.

For countries in UAE, the criminal laws are a bit conservative. UAE is an assembly of Muslim countries that are strict in its ethics, moral and religion. Though Dubai is an establish tourist spot where a great piece of the population are foreigners, this remains the same.

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4 Comments

    • meena
      March 6, 2015, 12:51 pm

      Dear sir /mam,
      I am working since 11 years in Indian High school Dubai as a music teacher suddenly they issued a memo on 15th Feb accusing me of false allegations -in result of that I felt very humiliated and asked them to terminate me .I also complained to ministry abut the termination as they have terminated me on wrong grounds ,yesterday they have sent me my final dues which Is 1 month salary and gratuity which is beyond my understanding .

      I am a sincere dedicated teacher so many years [28yrs] teaching in India and here never got bad name today they have questioned my teaching after 11 yrs feeling so bad .how come any one continue in any organization for such along time if she or he is not good please advice what shld I do ?

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      • Sarah
        April 18, 2015, 9:19 am

        Thank You for contacting us.. we’ve replied to your email.

        Regards,
        Lawyers UAE

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    • Beloy
      October 13, 2015, 1:33 pm

      Dear Sir/Madam,

      i am working in company for 7 years . after my resignation and completed my 1 month notice period. when i came back to settle my cancellation, the company informed me verbally that they filed a criminal case agaist me which is not true. and that happens during my vacation. they refused to show me the details of the criminal case and told me that they will hold my cancellation and they will escalate this to my new employer. can i also file a case against them for False accusation. please advise on what should i do?

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      • Sarah
        October 24, 2015, 2:23 pm

        I guess, you need to visit us for a consultation with your case no.

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