Up to Dh500,000 fine in UAE for insulting posts on social media

Warning issued over social media posts.
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The UAE Public Prosecution has issued a fresh warning to residents about the repercussions of posting insults and slanderous comments on social media.

Residents that post such types of comments that include slander and defamation can face imprisonment and/or a fine between Dh250,000 and Dh500,000.

According to Article 20 of Law No.5 2020 on combatting cybercrimes, a person is subject to punishment if they carry out the crime by using telecom networks or any form of IT.

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