Mohammed bin Rashid amends Law regulating security industry in Dubai
New law effective from the date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, issued Law No. 03 of 2018, which partially amends Law No. 12 of 2016 pertaining to the regulation of the security industry in Dubai.
Law No. 12 of 2016 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.
Any violation of Law No. 12 of 2016 or its executive rules can invite fines of up to $136,125 (AED500,000), national news agency WAM reported.
The fine can be doubled if the violation is repeated within a year, up to a maximum of $272,250 (AED1,000,000).
This law is effective from the date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.