No censorship: UAE announces 21+ age rating for movies

The country's Media Regulatory Office made the announcement on Sunday.



By Web report

Published: Sun 19 Dec 2021, 2:09 PM

Last updated: Sun 19 Dec 2021, 5:46 PM

A new age classification for movies has been adopted in the UAE.

The country’s Media Regulatory Office on Sunday said the 21+ age classification would see international version of movies screened in cinemas.

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It is understood that movies with this rating would not be edited by authorities in the UAE, as was the case with some releases.

A top official said censorship would not apply to movies classified under this rating.

Till date, the highest age rating in the UAE was 18+. A similar rating is 15+.

Movies rated ‘PG’ would need a parent to accompany a minor to the movie hall.


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