A new law that was made public on Monday says that Dubai needs its own unique symbol, “one that reflects its values and principles.” The emirate of Dubai owns this symbol, which is protected by law number 17 of 2023 and its rules.
The law was made by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
There are places in the government, official papers and websites, and official events where the emblem can be used. Private groups can use it as long as they get permission from the Dubai Ruler or his agent first.
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People who use the symbol in the wrong way could go to jail for three months to five years. A fine of Dh100,000 to Dh500,000 can be given to people who break the rule.
People must “completely discontinue” using it within 30 days, unless they get permission ahead of time to keep using it. Government agencies and people who have been given permission to use the symbol are the only ones who can’t.
The law is effective from the date it is published in the Official Gazette, and the Chairman of Dubai’s Ruler Court will make the decisions needed to put it into action.
Important parts of the new law:
- Permissions for Use: The new decree spells out who can use the official emblem, how, and when they need approval. People who use something without permission could be punished.
- Symbol Protection: The law strictly prohibits any misuse, changes, or actions that could harm the emblem’s image in order to protect its purity and meaning.
- Official Representations: It is made clear where and how the emblem should be shown, especially at official events, on government platforms, or in foreign meetings.
- Licensing and Reproduction: The law makes it clear what kind of license is needed to copy the emblem for business, culture, or promotional reasons.