Unduly wearing official attire punishable by law: UAE's Public Prosecution

This provision applies also in case the apparel or medal or others belong to a foreign country: official

  
Dubai Courts resume work while implementing strict health precautionary measures. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle. Image used for illustrative purpose

Dubai Courts resume work while implementing strict health precautionary measures. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle. Image used for illustrative purpose

ABU DHABI - The Public Prosecution said whoever publicly and unduly wears an official attire specially reserved by law to a class of persons shall be sentenced to up to one year in jail or to a fine of no less than AED10,000.

In its official twitter account today, the PP said "Shall be sentenced to a detention for a term of up to one year or to a fine of no less than AED10,000 whoever publicly and unduly wears an official attire specially reserved by law to a class of person or wears a uniform of rank higher than his, as well a 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.

"This provision applies also in case the apparel or medal or others belong to a foreign country," it explained.

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