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New punishment for drug trafficking in UAE Dubai

punishment for drug trafficking in uae

What is the punishment for drug trafficking in UAE?

The enactment of UAE Federal Decree Law no. 30 of 2021 brings forth substantial changes to the existing legal framework, particularly Federal Law no. 14 of 1994.

Let’s delve into the key modifications and the severe repercussions individuals face under the new legislation.

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Punishment for drug trafficking in UAE.

Under the amended law, punishment for drug dealing in UAE has witnessed a substantial increase from Dh20,000.

Those found guilty of inducing, inciting, or facilitating drug use for another person now face a minimum of 5-year imprisonment and a Dh50,000 fine.

Notably, aggravating circumstances arise if the offense transpires in public gatherings, educational institutions, sports facilities, or places of worship.

Or involves vulnerable individuals such as females, juveniles, persons with determination, or those under the influence of alcohol.

Drug case punishment in Dubai.

The severity of the crime determines the severity of the punishment. If harm is inflicted upon the victim, the offender could face a minimum of 7 years in prison and a fine of at least Dh100,000.

In cases of serious harm, the minimum prison term escalates to 10 years, accompanied by a fine of at least AED200,000.

The most severe consequence awaits those cases where the crime results in the death of the victim – the offender may face the death penalty or life imprisonment.

New law for drug charges.

Individuals involved in managing, preparing, or setting up places for drug consumption now confront harsh penalties.

Depending on the substances facilitated, a jail term of at least 7 or 10 years awaits, coupled with a minimum fine of Dh100,000.

The penalty for repeated offenses has been elevated to life imprisonment, accompanied by a substantial Dh100,000 fine.

Caught with drugs in Dubai.

The new legislation is uncompromising in its approach to repeated offenses.

Individuals convicted of multiple drug-related offenses may find themselves facing life imprisonment, along with a minimum Dh100,000 fine.

FAQs about punishment for drug trafficking in UAE.

Those convicted of drug trafficking may face severe consequences, including imprisonment, fines, and, in extreme cases, the death penalty or life imprisonment.
The new law imposes heftier fines and stricter penalties for inciting and facilitating drug use, with a minimum 5-year imprisonment and Dh50,000 fine for those involved, and increased consequences for managing places for drug consumption.


The introduction of heftier fines, stricter penalties, and the comprehensive approach towards various aspects of drug-related offenses send a clear message – engaging in such activities will lead to severe consequences.

Seeking the guidance of legal experts like Al Mulla Lawyer & Legal Consultant becomes paramount, ensuring the best possible defence against the stringent punishments for drug trafficking in the UAE.

Contact the office of Al Mulla via Whatsapp. Click here. You can also call us on phone: 00971501961291.

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