Copyright 2007 & Service Provider: Dr. Jörg Hladjk, LL.M. 

Law on Information Technology and E-commerce in Dubai

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Free Economic Zones:
  • Dubai Technology, (Electronic Commerce) and Media Free Zone (TECOM), established 2000, with the following entities: 

  • The Information & Communication Technology Landscape in The United Arab Emirates, J.D. Peterson, April 2007 (Link)
  • Outsourcing in an Arab Nation? Dubai As the Hidden Jewel for Finance & Accounting Outsourcing, Shared Services and Captive Centers, FAO Research, July 18, 2006, (48 pages)
  • Dubai ICT Industry, Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT) Report, September 2003, Vol. 19 (pdf, 6 pages)

Legal Guidance:
  • Dubai Technology, (Electronic Commerce) and Media Free Zone:
  • Electronic Transactions and Commerce
    • Telecommunications

  • Dubai International Financial Centre: 

  • UAE Constitution, Article 31: "Freedom of communication by post, telegraph or other means of communication and the secrecy thereof shall be guaranteed in accordance with the law."

  • UAE Federal Law:
    • Federal Law No. 1 of 2006 regarding Electronic Transactions and Commerce (Gazete Issue No. 442 – 31 January 2006)
    • Federal Law No. 2 of 2006 regarding Combating Cyber Crimes (Gazete Issue No. 442 – 31 January 2006)
    • Federal Law No. 3 of 1987 (Penal Code) as amended, Article 378: "Shall be punishable by confinement for a period not exceeding one year and by a fine not exceeding ten thousand Dirhams in both cases or by one of these two penalties any individual who, through any means of publicity, publishes news, pictures or comments pertaining to the secrets of the people's private or familial lives even if such publications are real and true."
    • Federal Law No. (37) of 1992 on Trademarks (amended by Federal Law No. (19) of 2000 and Federal Law No. (8) of 2002)
    • Copyright Law No. 40 of 1992
    • Federal Law No. 1 of 1991 (The Etisalat Law)
    • Federal Law No 15 of 1980 for Printed Matter and Publications




  • Legal Insight on the Dubai Electronic Transactions and Commerce Law No. 2 of 2002, Arab Law Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 3, January 2002, S.M. Qudah
  • Neue Öknomie nach alten Regeln? - E-Commerce und E-Government im nahen Osten, K. Hafez, 2001 (pdf, 10 pages)
  • E-Commerce in Dubai: Realities and Impediments, R. Tassabehji, Electronic Markets, Vol. 10, Issue 2, April 2000, p. 144
  •, Website by Al Tamimi & Company, (Link)