UAE law: Up to Dh1 million fine for online prostitution

An additional jail term of up to five years may be imposed


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Published: Sun 13 Mar 2022, 9:09 PM

Last updated: Sun 13 Mar 2022, 9:15 PM

The UAE Public Prosecution (PP) explained today, through a post on its social media accounts, the penalties for incitement of debauchery using computer networks.

According to Article No. 33 of Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021 on Combating Rumours and Cybercrimes, any person who incites or entices another to engage in prostitution or debauchery or assist therein, using a computer network or any means of information technology shall be sentenced to temporary imprisonment or a fine ranging between Dh25,000 and Dh1,000,000.

The penalty shall be imprisonment for a minimum term of five years (5 years) or a maximum fine not less than Dh1,000,000 if the victim is a child.


This post is part of the Public Prosecution’s continuous efforts to promote legal culture among members of the community and increase their awareness about the latest legislations in the country.

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