Mohammad amends law regulating Dubai’s security industry

Any violation of Law No. (12) of 2016 or its executive rules can invite fines of up to Dh500,000

Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, issued Law No. (3) of 2018, which partially amends Law No. (12) of 2016 pertaining to the regulation of the security industry in Dubai.


The new law amends Article (21) of Law (12) of 2016, which seeks to regulate the security industry in Dubai through clear policies and procedures, establish a framework for standards and specifications for preventive security systems, oversee security service providers and support Dubai’s official security bodies.

According to the law, the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) is the government entity responsible for licensing and monitoring security service providers in Dubai.

Pursuant to the amended law, any violation of Law No. (12) of 2016 or its executive rules can invite fines of up to Dh500,000. The fine can be doubled if the violation is repeated within a year, up to a maximum of Dh1 million.

The Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council may issue a resolution to define the violations under the purview of this law and the fines for such violations.

This law is effective from the date of issuance and will be published in the official gazette.

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