Up to Dh10,000 fine for catcalls, molesting women in UAE

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Up to Dh10,000 fine for catcalls, molesting women in UAE

 

DUBAI – Anyone who catcalls or molests women in the UAE will be sentenced to jail and a fine of up to Dh10,000, according to the UAE Public Prosecution.

It is illegal to molest females “in an indecent way by words or acts on a public road”.

Cross dressing is also illegal, particularly if any male “disguises in a female apparel and enters in this disguise a place reserved for women or where entry is forbidden, at that time, for [anyone] other than women”.

The penalty for such acts is up to one year in jail and a fine of up to Dh10,000.

In case the male also committed a crime in such situation, this shall be considered an aggravating circumstance and subject to heavier penalties as decided by the court. ICA/Expat Media


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