No more jail for minor offences in UAE

Changes have been introduced to the UAE Penal Code to replace jail terms for minor offences with community service, according to a new law.

Community payback such as cleaning the streets, schools or other voluntary work will be determined in a decision by the Minister of Justice, in agreement with the ministers of Interior and Emiratisation and Human Resources, according to the new law issued by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan last month.