Some social media posts in UAE that attract penalties up to AED1-million

Did you know that certain types of posts made on social media in the UAE attract fines and punishments? Some posts that are detrimental, according to the Dubai Police, can become a criminal case and can send the author to jail and be slapped with hefty fines. 

As per Dubai Police, the following crimes are punishable with imprisonment and/or fines between AED250,000 and AED1 million. 

-Offending any Islamic sanctities or rituals 

-Offending any of the sanctities or rituals prescribed in other religions 

-Insulting any of the recognized monotheistic religions 

-Encouraging, inciting or promoting sins

Individuals who post against God, His prophets, messengers or against Islam will be jailed for seven years.