Ramadan in UAE: 5 cases in which beggars will face tougher penalties than Dh5,000 fine

In a video that was tweeted earlier today, the authority said that they will be stringent punishment for those begging for personal or material gain

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Published: Fri 24 Mar 2023, 3:07 PM

Last updated: Sun 26 Mar 2023, 11:31 AM

As the holy month of Ramadan begins, the crackdown on beggars in the country intensifies.

The UAE Public Prosecution has reminded residents of the penalty for those caught begging for alms.


In a video that was tweeted earlier today, the authority said that there will be stringent punishments for this crime.

According to Federal Decree-Law No. 31 of 2021, any beggar that falls under these categories will be strictly penalised:


  • is not a person of determination
  • has an apparent source of living
  • is displaying a fake injury
  • pretends to be doing a service
  • deceives people in any manner

Beggars could face up to three months in prison and will be fined at least Dh5,000.

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