Tag: 2020

Dh500,000 fine for posting photo online without permission in UAE

Dh500,000 fine for posting photo online without permission in UAE

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Q1) I attended a wedding in the emirate of Al Ain last month, where I made the acquaintance of many guests, who graced the occasion. I also came in contact with a woman who was friendly in her interaction with me, and with whom I went on to pose for photographs. Thereafter, I posted a selfie clicked with her on one of my social media accounts as a story without seeking permission from the said woman, considering that she too had posted many photographs of herself and others from the same wedding on her social media platform. However, now the said woman has threatened to file a case against me for posting a photograph (in which she is present), without her consent. Further, the photograph I had posted is no longer there on my account. Will there be any legal implications? Answer I...
7 reasons your UAE visit or residence visa could get rejected

7 reasons your UAE visit or residence visa could get rejected

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You are most likely to lose your ID, passport on these days in UAE

You are most likely to lose your ID, passport on these days in UAE

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Uber has released its fourth annual 'Lost & Found Index', taking a look at what riders in the UAE are leaving behind - and reminding them how to reunite with their favourite lost items. The annual 'Uber Lost & Found Index' provides a snapshot of riders' most commonly forgotten items as well as the most unique lost items. The index also highlights which cities are most forgetful, which days of the week riders forget items most, and of course, tips on how to get lost items back using the Uber app. In 2019, phones, wallets, keys and bags once again topped the list of most commonly forgotten items, with headphones and clothing following suit, but some fresh recruits including vapes and laptops, revealing interesting trends for 2020. 10 most commonly forgotten items in the UAE: 1...
UAE law: Five years in jail for anyone caught intentionally spreading Covid-19

UAE law: Five years in jail for anyone caught intentionally spreading Covid-19

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Anyone caught intentionally spreading coronavirus in the UAE could face up to five years in prison, according to the country’s law on contagious diseases. The law on communicable diseases, introduced in 2014, criminalises any “intentional behaviour that results in spreading an infection”. “The penalty for this is up to five years in prison and / or a fine not less than Dh50,000 and not more than Dh100,000,” said Ghassan El Daye, partner and head of litigation Middle East for UK-based law firm Charles Russell Speechlys. If the offence had been repeated, judges may double the offender’s prison term. Though the law came into effect six years ago, lawyers say it applies to Covid-19. Mr El Daye said Article 31 of the law prohibits those who know they have an infecti
Covid-19: 5 years jail, up to Dh100,000 fine for spreading coronavirus in UAE

Covid-19: 5 years jail, up to Dh100,000 fine for spreading coronavirus in UAE

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A person caught deliberately spreading coronavirus in the UAE could face up to five years in prison and a fine of Dh50,000, according to the law. The UAE law on communicable diseases, which came into effect in 2014, criminalises intentional behaviours that result in spreading an infection to others. And the penalty for intentionally infecting another person is a jail sentence of up to five years and or a fine not less than Dh50,000 and not more than Dh100,000. The law also obliges members of the public to report anyone suspected of suffering from a communicable disease or died from the same and imposes a three-years-jail sentence or fine if not more than Dh10,000 to the violators. Earlier this week, UAE's Attorney-General, Dr. Hamad Al Shamsi, urged people to comply with a series of ...
Legal View: Wife in London complains about husband’s extramarital affair in UAE

Legal View: Wife in London complains about husband’s extramarital affair in UAE

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My husband stays in Dubai and I stay in London with our children. I have come to know that my husband has been living with his girlfriend for over two years. I have also come to know through mutual friends that he introduces her to others as his wife. I also came to know that they go for holidays together. He often visits London to see my children and I have often confronted him to clear the matter. Is it legal for my husband to have the aforementioned extramarital relationship? What legal action can I take against him? Pursuant to your queries, it may be noted that in the UAE, having an extramarital affair or engaging in a relationship (sexual) without being married is punishable by law. This is in accordance with Article 356 of the Federal Law No. (3) of 1987 related to issuance o...
You will have to honour signed cheques in UAE

You will have to honour signed cheques in UAE

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Q: I was employed as a finance manager in a company between 2006 and 2018. I am not a shareholder or partner in the said company and my name is not mentioned in the trade licence of the firm. In October 2018, my company gave me a one-month notice period and terminated my employment without settling the end of service benefits due to me. Further, the firm had authorised me and the company's chief financial officer to sign on certain documents (cheque submitting/discounting, trade facility documents, etc.) in order to avoid delay in its business operations. However, certain documents such as the guarantee/bank loan etc were not signed by me and were signed by all partners and the owner of the company. Owing to the aforesaid authorisation to sign on certain documents, I had signed on the ...
You will have to honour signed cheques in UAE

You will have to honour signed cheques in UAE

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Q: I was employed as a finance manager in a company between 2006 and 2018. I am not a shareholder or partner in the said company and my name is not mentioned in the trade licence of the firm. In October 2018, my company gave me a one-month notice period and terminated my employment without settling the end of service benefits due to me. Further, the firm had authorised me and the company's chief financial officer to sign on certain documents (cheque submitting/discounting, trade facility documents, etc.) in order to avoid delay in its business operations. However, certain documents such as the guarantee/bank loan etc were not signed by me and were signed by all partners and the owner of the company. Owing to the aforesaid authorisation to sign on certain documents, I had signed on the ...
Wrongfully terminated in UAE? Here is what employee can claim as compensation

Wrongfully terminated in UAE? Here is what employee can claim as compensation

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Question: I was employed by a company that is based in the mainland of Dubai and my employer terminated my employment recently. My performance at my company was good and I received certificates for my job-related assignments. Does the employer have the right to terminate an employee who has excelled in his employment? Am I entitled to claim compensation for arbitrary dismissal by my employer? Answer: As your employment was based in the mainland of Dubai, the provisions of Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 regulating Employment Relations in the UAE (the 'Employment Law') and the subsequent Ministerial Orders are applicable. In the UAE, an employer may terminate an employee on various valid grounds including but not limited to disciplinary actions, poor performances, long term health is...
Dh500,000 fine for posting photo online without permission in UAE

Dh500,000 fine for posting photo online without permission in UAE

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Q1) I attended a wedding in the emirate of Al Ain last month, where I made the acquaintance of many guests, who graced the occasion. I also came in contact with a woman who was friendly in her interaction with me, and with whom I went on to pose for photographs. Thereafter, I posted a selfie clicked with her on one of my social media accounts as a story without seeking permission from the said woman, considering that she too had posted many photographs of herself and others from the same wedding on her social media platform. However, now the said woman has threatened to file a case against me for posting a photograph (in which she is present), without her consent. Further, the photograph I had posted is no longer there on my account. Will there be any legal implications? Answer I...