Jail, hefty fine for illegal wearing of UAE police uniform

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Jail, hefty fine for illegal wearing of UAE police uniform

 

DUBAI – If you’re thinking of going in costume as a UAE police officer or an army soldier, think again. Illegal wearing of official uniforms could cost you a hefty fine plus jail time.

The UAE Public Prosecution, on Friday (May 7), said that wrongful wearing of official attire is subject to a penalty of up to one year in jail and a fine of no less than Dh10,000.

Violators “shall be sentenced to a detention for a term of up to one year or to a fine of no less than Dh10,000 whoever publicly and unduly wears an official attire specially reserved by law to a class of persons”.

Even if you are in the army or police force, you could also get in trouble for “[wearing] a uniform of rank higher than his, as well as whoever puts on a medal, badge, sign or mark of an office or unduly assumes any of the officially recognised scientific or academic titles or any of the military ranks or public parliamentary attributes”. ICA/Expat Media


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