Violation of the conditions and controls of residence permits referred to in Article (8) of this Decree-Law shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding (3) three months and a fine not exceeding (10,000) ten thousand dirhams, or either of these two penalties, then the court shall order the deportation of the violator from the State.
Whoever exploits, assists, participates or facilitates in any way, a visa in a manner inconsistent with the purpose for which it was granted, in violation of the provisions of this Decree-Law and its Executive Regulations, shall be punished by imprisonment or a fine of not less than (10,000) ten thousand dirhams, and the penalty shall multiply according to the number of violators, and the court shall order the deportation of the Alien.
Any legal person whose representatives, directors, agents or employees have contributed to the commission of any of the crimes stipulated in this Decree-Law shall be punished with a fine of no less than (50,000) fifty thousand dirhams. The court may order the closure of the place in which he carries out his activity for a period not exceeding (6) six months, and the fine shall be multiplied by the number of violations.
Whoever fails to pay the fine referred to in Articles (11) and (12) of the Decree-Law shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding (3) three months or a fine not exceeding (4,000) four thousand dirhams, and the court may order his deportation.
By the way of exception of the penalties prescribed for the crimes stipulated in this Decree-Law, anyone who violates the provisions of this Decree-Law, its Executive Regulations, or the decisions issued for its implementation shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of no less than one month and a fine of no less than (10,000) ten thousand dirhams, or one of the these two penalties, and the fine shall be multiplied by the number of violators.
In all cases, the provisions of recidivism shall apply in the event of re-committing the offense or crime within one year from the date of the comp;etion of the sentence imposed.
Anyone who attempts to commit a crime punishable by virtue of this Decree-Law or participates in it by conspiring, assisting, inciting or tempting third parties to commit it shall be punished with the penalty prescribed for the perpetrator himself.
In applying the penalties stipulated in the previous Articles, the provisions of the Articles relating to suspension of execution, replacement of penalty, and judicial pardon, contained in the Penal Code, shall not apply.
The Federal Supreme Court shall adjudicate on the crimes referred to in Articles (22) and (24) of this Decree-Law, and the other courts – each according to its jurisdiction – shall adjudicate on other crimes.
Without prejudice to the penalties stipulated in this Decree-Law, the Council of Ministers shall issue a decision specifying the acts that constitute a violation of the provisions of this Decree- Law, its Executive Regulations, the decisions issued for its implementation, and the administrative penalties to be imposed.
The Council of Ministers may – upon the proposal of the President – adjustment the status of violators of the provisions of this Decree-Law, its Executive Regulations and the decisions issued in implementation thereof, and organize exemption cases, as well as impose financial fines on administrative violations.
The Council of Ministers shall issue, upon the proposal of the President, the Executive Regulations for this Decree-Law.
Publication And Application of Decree-Law
This Decree-Law shall be published in the Official Gazette and shall come into force after (30) thirty days from the date of its publication.
Issued by us at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi: On: 16/September/2021AD
Corresponding to: 9/Safar/1443 AH
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of theUnited Arab Emirates
This Decree-Law was published in the Official Gazette No. 712 (Supplement) p. 21.