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  1. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 712 of 2016 Concerning the Incentives of Small- and Medium-Size Enterprises Members to Entrepreneurship Supporting Corporations. - Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in English

    Adoption: 2016-07-31 | Date of entry into force: 2016-10-01 | ARE-2016-R-104221

    Regulates the conditions that shall be met in the small- and medium-size enterprises in order to entitle the benefits stipulated by this Order.

  2. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 on Commercial Companies. - Legislation online in English Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2015-03-31 | Date of entry into force: 2015-06-30 | ARE-2015-L-101801

    The aim of the Law, to contribute to the development of the working environment and capacities of the State and its economic position in regulating companies according to the various international norms related to governance rules and the protection of shareholders and supporting foreign investment and promoting the corporate social responsibility of companies.

  3. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Resolution No.37 of 2014 on the Executive Regulation of the Federal Law No. 4 of 2012 on the Regulation of Competition. - Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-10-30 | Date of entry into force: 2014-10-27 | ARE-2014-R-98719

    Preamble and Definitions.
    Chapter I: Regulates procedures for obtaining an exception for restrictive agreements or practices related to a dominant position.
    Chapter II: requirements for approval of an economic concentration.
    Chapter III: Regulates procedures for investigating complaints.
    Chapter IV: Final Provisions.

  4. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Law No. 7 of 2014 on Combating Terrorism Offences. - Legislation on-line in English Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-08-31 | Date of entry into force: 2014-09-01 | ARE-2014-L-98658

    Title 1: General Provisions.
    Title 2: Terrorist Offences and Penalties.
    Title 3: Special Substantive and Procedural Provisions.
    Title 4: Administrative Procedures for the Combat of Terrorist Offences.
    Title 5: Final Provisions.

  5. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Law No. 2 of 2014 concerning small and medium enterprises. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-03-16 | Date of entry into force: 2014-06-16 | ARE-2014-L-98721

    Article 1: Definitions.
    Article 2: Objectives of the Law.
    Articles 3 and 4: Classifying and defining small and medium enterprises.
    Article 5: Small and Medium Enterprises Council.
    Article 6: The Council Functions.
    Article 7: Establishing National Program for small and medium enterprises.
    Article 8:The program's responsibilities.
    Article 9: SMEs Program Registration.
    Article 10: Focuses on the private and public sector facilities and the incentives offered to owners of enterprises that are members of the National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises.
    Article 11: Tackles implementing the strictures ( 4, 7 and 8) of the preceding article, over three years of getting the membership of the National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises, and the extension of the benefit period over one year, renewable for additional term/s.
    Article 12: Specifies additional facilities.
    Article 13: Combining facilities and incentives.
    Article 14: Deals with the conditions related to facilities and incentives.
    Article 15: Small and medium enterprises and establishments are commitment.
    Article 16: Insuring Establishments.
    Article 17: Addresses the methods of facilitating credit and funding services for activities undertaken by small and medium enterprises and establishments.
    Article 18: procedural and technical criteria for receiving loans.
    Article 19: Annual Evaluation of the small and medium enterprises sector.
    Article 20: Clarifies that the Ministry of Economy, in cooperation with concerned parties, is the lead representative of enterprises and establishments in other countries and global and regional organizations.
    Article 21: Fee exemptions.
    Article 22:Penalties.

  6. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Law no. 3 of 2013 Concerning the Establishment of Emirates Post Group. - Legislation on-line in Arabic Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2013-04-03 | Date of entry into force: 2013-07-03 | ARE-2013-L-95596

    Article 1 - Definitions.
    Chapter 1 - The Group and Objectives Thereof.
    Chapter 2 - Management of the Group.
    Chapter 3 - Financial Conditions.
    Chapter 4 - The Provisions related to the Operational Units.
    Chapter 5 - Penalties.
    Chapter 6 - General and Transitional Provisions.

  7. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Law No. 4 of 2012 on the Regulation of Competition. - Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in English

    Adoption: 2012-10-10 | Date of entry into force: 2013-03-29 | ARE-2012-L-92435

    Chapter I - Definitions
    Chapter II - The Law Objectives
    Chapter III - Law Validity
    Chapter IV - Practices Violating the Competition
    Chapter V - Economic Concentration
    Chapter VI - The Committee of Competition Regulation
    Chapter VII - The Ministry Competences in the Competition Field
    Chapter VIII - Sanctions
    Chapter IX - General and Final Judgements

  8. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Federal Decree No. 73 of 2012 on the Ratification of the United Arab Emirates to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 1984. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2012-06-14 | ARE-2012-R-92436

    Article 1: Approves the accession of the United Arab Emirates to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 1984.

    Article 1(a): Declaration:
    The United Arab Emirates confirms that the lawful sanctions applicable under national law, or pain or suffering arising from or associated with or incidental to these lawful sanctions, do not fall under the concept of "torture" defined in article 1 of this Convention or under the concept of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment mentioned in this Convention.

    Article 1(b): Reservations
    (1):- In accordance with paragraph 1 of article 28 of the Convention, the United Arab Emirates declares that it does not recognize the competence of the Committee against Torture referred to in article 20 of the Convention.

    (2):- In accordance with paragraph 2 of article 30 of the Convention, the United Arab Emirates does not consider itself bound by paragraph 1 of article 30 relating to arbitration in this Convention.

  9. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Law No. 8/2007 amending several provisions of Federal Law No. 8/1980 on Regulation of Labour Relations.

    Adoption: 2007-11-13 | Date of entry into force: 2007-11-13 | ARE-2007-L-81137

    Articles No. 181 and 182 of the Federal Law No. 8/1980 on The Regulation of Labour Relations are amended and replaced with two other articles. Additionally, Article No. 181 bis (1) and Bis (2) are added to the Law.

  10. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Resolution No. 28 of 2007 On the Implementing Regulations of Federal Law No. 8 of 2004 Concerning Financial Free Zones. - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 2007-07-30 | ARE-2007-R-83369

    Implements the 2004 Law in particular with respect to the obligations of companies operating in financial free zones.

  11. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 27/2006 of the Department of Human Resources of the Government of Dubai.

    Adoption: 2006-12-26 | Date of entry into force: 2007-08-01 | ARE-2006-L-81107

    Part I: Titles, Definitions and Scope of Implementation
    Part II: Code of Conduct
    Part III: Work Environment
    Part IV: Human Resources Planning
    Part V: Salary Increase, Allowances, Bonuses and Benefits
    Part VI: Performance and Rewards
    Part VII: Promotions
    Part VIII: Training and Development
    Part IX: Holidays
    Part X: Travel on Official Business or Training
    Part XI: Employment Relations
    Part XII: Health and Environmental Safety
    Part XIII: Disciplinary Procedures
    Part XIV: Grievances and Complaints
    Part XV: Termination of Employment
    Part XVI: Governmental Human Resources
    Part XVII: Final Provisions

  12. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment Law (DIFC Law No. 4 of 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005 | ARE-2005-L-83370

    This law regulates the employment of persons working in establishment having a place of business within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC); or an entity that is created by Law No. 9 of 2004, and the employee is based within, or ordinarily works within or from, the DIFC. It regulates the recruitment of workers, child labour, wages, working time and leave, maternity rights, employers' obligations, health and safety, non-discrimination, termination of employment, complaints etc.

  13. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Law No. (8) of 2004 Concerning Financial Free Zones. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004-03-14 | ARE-2004-L-83368

    Provides for the establishment and functioning of a financial free zone.

  14. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitutional Amendment No. 1 of 2003. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004-01-01 | ARE-2004-C-83367

    Amends article 121 of the Constitution with respect to the Union's exclusive legislative jurisdiction, including with respect to labour relations and social security matters.

  15. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 9 of 2003 amending the law of the Dubai Free Zone for Technology, E-Commerce and Information No. 1 of 2000.

    Adoption: 2003-11-22 | Date of entry into force: 2003-11-22 | ARE-2003-L-76517

    This Law amends articles: 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 18 of the original Law of 2000.

  16. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Regulations for Federal Act No. 43 of 1992 regulating Penal Institutions.

    Adoption: 2000 | ARE-2000-R-58140

    Deals with various aspects of imprisonment. Chapter 1 makes provision for administration and inspection of penal institutions, including disciplinary penalties. Chapter 3 deals with work of prisoners, wages and occupational accidents. S. 49 provides that prisoners shall not be employed on feast days and on official occasions except for the necessary tasks required by the prison institution. According to s. 50, the chief of the prison institution shall specify the kind of work to be undertaken by prisoners after carrying out the necessary medical examinations.

  17. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitutional Amendment No. 1 of 1996. - Amendment on-line with 1971 Consititution

    Adoption: 1996-12-02 | ARE-1996-C-81839

    Makes the 1971 Constitution permanent by deleting the word "Temporary" from the Constitution. Makes the Capital of the Federation Abu Dhabi City.

  18. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Decree on the promulgation of executive Regulations for Federal Act No. 43 of 1992 regulating penitentiaries (No. 471 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995 | ARE-1995-R-62115

    Deals with various aspects of imprisonment. Chapter 3 regulates employment of prisoners, wages and occupational accidents. Section 48 provides that work in prison shall take place during week days except Fridays and official feasts. Works shall start at 8 a.m. and finish at 1 p.m. During Ramadan, work shall start at 9 a.m.. Section 50 provides for medical examination of prisoners. Sections 52-57 deal with prisoners' wages. Section 58 makes provision for occupational accidents.

  19. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 2 of 1994 approving the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Regulation.

    Adoption: 1994-02-22 | ARE-1994-R-45484

    Allows the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry to arbitrate disputes arising from any economic or financial activity, when requested.

  20. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Federal Retributory Establishments Organization Ordinance (extracts) (No. 43 of 1992).

    Adoption: 1992-10-10 | ARE-1992-R-62114

    Sections 24, 26, 37, 38, and 39 deal with work of prisoners. Section 24 establishes that prisoners of caterory (c) may not work except for tasks identified in the executive regulations. They shall receive appropriate remuneration, and shall not work for more than eight hours per day. Their state of health is to be taken into account in determining their employment. Also makes provision for wages and disciplinary measures.

  21. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on the Formation of Courts in the Emirate of Dubai, No. 3 of 1992.

    Adoption: 1992-05-17 | Date of entry into force: 1992-06-09 | ARE-1992-L-43274

    Establishes a Court of Cassation, a Court of Appeal, and a Primary Court, comprised of a Civil Court and a Shari'a Court. The court of Cassation shall examine rulings issued by the Court of Appeal; the Court of Appeal shall examine rulings of the Civil and Shari'a Courts.

  22. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Law, Act

    Promulgation of the Penal Code (No. 3 of 1987).

    Adoption: 1987 | ARE-1987-L-59896

    Book II contains Penal Code of United Arab Emirates (not completed). Book I contains general and introductory provisions, and regulates scope of application of Penal Code, penalties, criminal procedures, and social defence. Sets foth penal provisions regarding strikes by public officials and prohibits a number of activities aimed at fighting or tarnishing teachings of Islam. Book II contains provisions on crimes relating to security of the state and its interests, and on felonies relating to religious creeds and practices.

  23. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Law No. 8 on Regulation of Labour Relations.

    Adoption: 1980-04-20 | ARE-1980-L-11956

    Part I deals with definitions and general provisions. Part II regulates the employment of workers, young persons and women, Part III regulates employment contracts, records and remuneration, Part IV deals with hours of work and leave, Part V regulates industrial safety, preventive measures, health and social care for workers, Part VII regulates termination of employment and severance pay, Part VIII regulates compensation for occupational accidents and diseases, Part IX regulates collective labour disputes, Part X regulates labour inspection, Part XI provides for the penalties for a breaching the law and Part XII contains the concluding provisions.

  24. United Arab Emirates - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Law governing publications and publishing (No. 15 of 1980).

    Adoption: 1980 | ARE-1980-L-62110

    Deals with various aspects of publishing. Divided into 9 chapters. Chapter 1 contains definitions. Chapter 2 contains general provisions regarding publishing houses, including requirements for owners and managers of publishing houses. Chapter 3 regulates circulation of publications. Establishes that no person shall be allowed to sell or circulate publications in a public space without permit obtained from the competent authority. Chapter 4 deals with newspapers, periodic publications and news agencies. Chapter 5 provides for import and export of publications, newspapers and news letters. Provides that non-nationals who are not registered for this purpose at the Ministry may not import or export publications or newspapers. Chapter 6 deals with films and similar work. Chapter 7 establishes which material is prohibited from publication. Sets forth prohibition to criticise President of the Republic or the rulers of the Emirates, as well as a number of other prohibitions. Chapter 8 provides for penalties.


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