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AED 500,000 Fine, Imprisonment For Filming People in UAE

Fine in UAE

Brief Overview of United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The United Arab Emirates is located on an Arabian Peninsula where the nation has settled down and it is primarily situated along the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. The UAE consists of 7 independent city-states: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm al-Qaiwain, Fujairah, Ajman, and Ra’s al-Khaimah. All of the cities are worth traveling especially Dubai and UAE.

There are so many amusement places in Dubai and UAE due to which the tourists are attracted to visit these states. Most of the tourist make their annual vacation plan to stay in any of the cities of UAE especially Dubai.

Taking Photo OR Recording Video Footage Without Permission Disallowed in UAE

Most of the tourists visiting UAE or any of its cities are unaware of certain laws and regulations related to taking photo or recording video footage.

The UAE relevant authorities are quite strict and don’t allow any of the tourist or the resident to take a photo. In addition to the photography, making any video footage of any one for documentary or other purposes in any of the cities of UAE is completely prohibited and disallowed without obtaining the prior permission.

According to the prevailing laws in UAE, any such non-compliance will be treated as invasion of privacy and will lead to significant fines and penalties to the violators.

Fines and Penalties for Non-Compliance

The UAE authorities have taken strict measures against photography on the roads, buildings or public areas along with making any video footage without the prior approval or permission.

According to the prevailing law,

THE EXPATS & CITIZENS WHO BREACH THE PRIVACY OF OTHERS CAN FACE A HEFTY FINE BETWEEN AED 150,000 AND AED 500,000, IN ADDITION TO THE IMPRISONMENT OF AT LEAST ONE YEAR IN JAIL.

Further to aforementioned regulations, the Dubai Police has already warned the public not to take photos and videos of other people without obtaining their due permission, as the same will be treated a crime which is punishable by law.

Source: Gulf News

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