Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, has issued a new law that establishes a distinct emblem for the emirate.
Law No. (17) of 2023 on the emblem of Dubai outlines that the emirate “must possess its distinct emblem, one that mirrors its values and principles. This emblem is considered the property of the emirate of Dubai, safeguarded by this Law and its regulations,” Sheikh Mohammed’s office said in a statement on Monday.
.@HHShkMohd issues Law on Dubai’s emblem. The Law stipulates that #Dubai must possess its distinct emblem, one that mirrors its values and principles. This emblem is considered the property of the emirate of Dubai, safeguarded by this Law and its regulations.— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 2, 2023
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Sheikh Mohammed issues new Dubai law on use of emblem, up to AED500,000 fine for misuse
This emblem, now officially recognised by law, is considered the exclusive property of the emirate of Dubai.
As per the provisions of the law, it will find its place across various government facilities, documents, websites, and government events.
Private entities, however, are also permitted to use the emblem, subject to prior approval from the Dubai Ruler or his representative.
The law carries stern penalties for the improper use of the emblem. Offenders may face imprisonment ranging from three months to five years, along with fines that could extend from AED100,000 to AED500,000.
This strict enforcement aims to safeguard the emblem’s integrity and preserve its significance.
Individuals, except government entities or those granted permission, are required to cease using the emblem within 30 days of the law’s effective date unless they have obtained prior approval. Compliance with this requirement is crucial to avoid legal consequences.
The implementation of this law will be overseen by the Chairman of Dubai’s Ruler Court, who will issue the necessary decisions to ensure its enforcement.
Moreover, the law supersedes any conflicting legislation and comes into effect immediately upon its publication in the Official Gazette.