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Term --FCTC-Based Definition United Arab Emirates
Workplace View Definition

An area, permanent or temporary, in which a person performs duties of employment or work, regardless of whether the work is done for compensation or on a voluntary basis, and includes private offices, common areas and any other area which generally is used or frequented during the course of employment or work. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 20)

Not Defined
No
Analysis

Neither Law No. 15 nor Decision No. 24 contains a definition of “workplace.”

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the Act should contain a definition of “workplace” in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Public Transport View Definition

Any vehicle used for the carriage of members of the public, usually for reward or commercial gain. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 22)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The definition of “public transport” aligns with the definition in FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. For greater clarity, however, the legislation should include the concept that the provision of transport is usually for reward or commercial gain.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Second Hand Smoke (or similar term) View Definition

The smoke emitted from the burning end of a cigarette or from other tobacco products usually in combination with the smoke exhaled by the smoker. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 15)

Not Defined
No
Analysis

Neither Law No. 15 nor Decision No. 24 contains a definition of second hand smoke. However, a definition in the law is not strictly necessary because the law prohibits or restricts “smoking” in certain places, rather than prohibiting “exposure to second hand smoke.”

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Smoking or Smoke View Definition

Being in possession or control of a lit tobacco product regardless of whether the smoke is being actively inhaled or exhaled. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 17)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The definition of “smoking” does not align with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. The definition does not indicate that whether the smoke is actively inhaled or exhaled is unimportant.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the Act should contain a definition of “smoking” in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Public Place View Definition

An area, permanent or temporary, that is accessible to the general public or for collective use by the general public regardless of ownership or right of access. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 18)

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The definition of “public place” in the Tobacco Act does not align with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. The definition does not state that the place may be permanent or temporary and can be accessed regardless of ownership or right of access. In stating that a public place may be accessible not to the public but to a specific group of persons (like a family), the definition may be overbroad.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the Act should contain a definition of “public place” in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, and smoking should be prohibited in all indoor public places.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Tobacco Product View Definition

Any product entirely or partly made of the leaf tobacco as a raw material which is manufactured to be used for smoking, sucking, chewing, or snuffing. (FCTC Art. 1(f))

Defined
Yes
Analysis

The definition of “tobacco products” does not align with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. The definition does not state that the product is manufactured for smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing.

The Act should contain a definition of “tobacco product” in accordance with the definition provided in FCTC Art. 1(f).

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Indoor or Enclosed View Definition

Any space covered by a roof or enclosed by one or more walls or sides, regardless of the type of material used for the roof, walls or sides, and regardless of whether the structure is permanent or temporary. (FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 19)

Not Defined
No
Analysis

Law No. 15 and Decision No. 24 provide a definition of “enclosed public space,” but not a definition of the word, “enclosed,” which could modify workplaces in addition to public places.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the Act should contain a definition of “indoor” or “enclosed” in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
United Arab Emirates
All indoor workplaces
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

Law No. 15 and Decision No. 24 prohibit smoking in certain enclosed public spaces some of which are work places. Some of these spaces additionally may have designated smoking areas. Smoking accordingly is restricted in indoor workplaces.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor workplaces.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
All indoor public places
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

Law No. 15 and Decision No. 24 prohibit smoking in certain enclosed public spaces. Some of these spaces may have designated smoking areas. The definition of “enclosed public space” also does not align with the definition in FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines. The prohibition in the legislation accordingly may not apply to all indoor public places contemplated by the FCTC. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor public places.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
All public transport
Uncertain
“Uncertain”: The smoke free status of the place is uncertain due to lack of clarity in the law or inability to obtain all relevant laws.
Analysis

The definition of “enclosed public space” in Law No. 15 and Decision No. 24 provides that public transport is the equivalent of “enclosed public space.” The legislation further provides that authorities may designate smoking areas in enclosed public spaces other than places of worship, educational, health, and sports facilities and establishes specific ventilation requirements for the smoking areas. Although seemingly impossible to establish a smoking area in certain forms of public transport that meets the ventilation standards, the regulatory status code “Uncertain” nevertheless is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all means of public transport.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Government facilities
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

Article 11 of Decision No. 24 lists public places where smoking is prohibited. Although the legislation does not explicitly address government facilities, some listed places may be such facilities. The legislation further provides that authorities may designate smoking areas in enclosed public spaces other than places of worship, educational, health and sports facilities. Some government facilities thus may have designated smoking areas. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor public places and workplaces, including government facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Private offices
Smoking is Not Restricted
“Smoking is Not Restricted”: Smoking is allowed throughout the entire premises of the specified place or category of places.
Analysis

Although Decision No. 24 defines “public place” broadly, the law provides a list of places where smoking is prohibited. This list does not include private offices.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor public places and workplaces, including private offices.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Hospitals
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Article 11 of Decision No. 24 prohibits smoking or the use of tobacco in any form in health, pharmaceutical facilities and areas adjacent thereto. Decision No. 24 further does not permit health facilities to contain designated smoking areas.

As hospitals are 100% smoke free, the law and implementing regulations align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Residential healthcare facilities - public areas
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Article 11 of Decision No. 24 prohibits smoking or the use of tobacco in any form in health, pharmaceutical facilities, and areas adjacent thereto. This is interpreted as including the public areas of residential healthcare facilities. Decision No. 24 further does not permit such facilities to contain designated smoking areas.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to public areas of residential healthcare facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Non-residential healthcare facilities
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Article 11 of Decision No. 24 prohibits smoking or the use of tobacco in any form in health, pharmaceutical facilities and areas adjacent thereto. This is interpreted as including non-residential healthcare facilities. Decision No. 24 further does not permit such facilities to contain designated smoking areas.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to non-residential healthcare facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Childcare facilities/preschools
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Article 11 of Decision No. 24 prohibits smoking or the use of tobacco in any form in educational institutions and areas adjacent thereto. This is interpreted as including childcare facilities/preschool. Decision No. 24 further does not permit such facilities to contain designated smoking areas.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to childcare facilities and preschools.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Primary and secondary schools
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Article 11 of Decision No. 24 prohibits smoking or the use of tobacco in any form in educational institutions and areas adjacent thereto. Decision No. 24 further does not permit such facilities to contain designated smoking areas.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to primary and secondary schools.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Universities/vocational facilities
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Article 11 of Decision No. 24 prohibits smoking or the use of tobacco in any form in educational institutions and areas adjacent thereto. Decision No. 24 further does not permit such facilities to contain designated smoking areas.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to universities and vocational facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Shops
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

Article 11 of Decision No. 24 prohibits smoking or the use of tobacco in shopping centers except in certain permitted areas. This provision however does not appear to include all shops. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor public places and workplaces, including shops.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Cultural facilities
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

Article 11 of Decision No. 24 lists public places where smoking or the use of tobacco is prohibited and includes in the list places of entertainment and leisure, theaters, cinemas, and the like. This provision however does not appear to include all cultural facilities. The legislation further provides that authorities may designate smoking areas in enclosed public spaces other than places of worship, educational, health, and sports facilities. Some cultural facilities thus may have designated smoking areas. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor public places and workplaces, including cultural facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Indoor stadium/arenas
100% Smoke Free
“100% Smoke Free”: 100% smoke free environment throughtout the entire premises of the listed place. "Smoking rooms" and "smoking areas" are not permitted.
Analysis

Article 11 of Decision No. 24 prohibits smoking or the use of tobacco in sports facilities and areas adjacent thereto. Decision No. 24 further does not permit such facilities to contain designated smoking areas.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to indoor stadiums and arenas.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Restaurants
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

Article 11 of Decision No. 24 prohibits smoking or the use of tobacco in restaurants except in certain permitted areas. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor public places and workplaces, including restaurants.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Bars/pubs/nightclubs
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

Article 11 of Decision No. 24 lists public places where smoking or the use of tobacco is prohibited and includes in the list places of entertainment and leisure, theaters, cinemas, and the like. This provision is interpreted as including bars, pubs, and nightclubs. The legislation further provides that authorities may designate smoking areas in enclosed public spaces other than places of worship, educational, health, and sports facilities. Some bars, pubs, and nightclubs thus may have designated smoking areas. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor public places and workplaces, including bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Casinos
N/A
Not Applicable
Analysis

There do not appear to be casinos in the United Arab Emirates.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Hotels/lodging - public areas
Smoking is Not Restricted
“Smoking is Not Restricted”: Smoking is allowed throughout the entire premises of the specified place or category of places.
Analysis

Although Decision No. 24 defines “public place” broadly, the law provides a list of places where smoking is prohibited. This list does not include hotels and lodging.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor public places and workplaces, including public areas of hotels.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Hotels/lodgings - guest rooms
Smoking is Not Restricted
“Smoking is Not Restricted”: Smoking is allowed throughout the entire premises of the specified place or category of places.
Analysis

Although Decision No. 24 defines “public place” broadly, the law provides a list of places where smoking is prohibited. This list does not include hotels and lodging.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor public places and workplaces, including hotel guestrooms.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Prisons/detention facilities - public areas
Smoking is Not Restricted
“Smoking is Not Restricted”: Smoking is allowed throughout the entire premises of the specified place or category of places.
Analysis

Although Decision No. 24 defines “public place” broadly, the law provides a list of places where smoking is prohibited. This list does not include prisons/detention facilities.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor public places and workplaces, including public areas of prisons and detention facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis
Uncertain
“Uncertain”: The smoke free status of the place is uncertain due to lack of clarity in the law or inability to obtain all relevant laws.
Analysis

The definition of “enclosed public space” in Law No. 15 and Decision No. 24 provides that public transport is the equivalent of “enclosed public space.” The legislation further provides that authorities may designate smoking areas in enclosed public spaces other than places of worship, educational, health, and sports facilities and establishes specific ventilation requirements for the smoking areas. Although seemingly impossible to establish a smoking area in a train or bus that meets the ventilation standards, the regulatory status code “Uncertain” nevertheless is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of public transport, including trains, buses, and other shared ground transportation. The law further should contain a definition of “public transport” in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Taxis (for-hire vehicle)
Uncertain
“Uncertain”: The smoke free status of the place is uncertain due to lack of clarity in the law or inability to obtain all relevant laws.
Analysis

The definition of “enclosed public space” in Law No. 15 and Decision No. 24 provides that public transport is the equivalent of “enclosed public space.” The legislation further provides that authorities may designate smoking areas in enclosed public spaces other than places of worship, educational, health, and sports facilities and establishes specific ventilation requirements for the smoking areas. Although seemingly impossible to establish a smoking area in a taxi that meets the ventilation standards, the regulatory status code “Uncertain” nevertheless is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of public transport, including taxis. The law further should contain a definition of “public transport” in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Commercial aircraft
Uncertain
“Uncertain”: The smoke free status of the place is uncertain due to lack of clarity in the law or inability to obtain all relevant laws.
Analysis

The definition of “enclosed public space” in Law No. 15 and Decision No. 24 provides that public transport is the equivalent of “enclosed public space.” The legislation further provides that authorities may designate smoking areas in enclosed public spaces other than places of worship, educational, health, and sports facilities and establishes specific ventilation requirements for the smoking areas. Although seemingly impossible to establish a smoking area in a commercial aircraft that meets the ventilation standards, the regulatory status code “Uncertain” nevertheless is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of public transport, including commercial aircraft. The law further should contain a definition of “public transport” in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Commercial watercraft
Uncertain
“Uncertain”: The smoke free status of the place is uncertain due to lack of clarity in the law or inability to obtain all relevant laws.
Analysis

The definition of “enclosed public space” in Law No. 15 and Decision No. 24 provides that public transport is the equivalent of “enclosed public space.” The legislation further provides that authorities may designate smoking areas in enclosed public spaces other than places of worship, educational, health, and sports facilities and establishes specific ventilation requirements for the smoking areas. Although seemingly impossible to establish a smoking area in commercial watercraft that meets the ventilation standards, the regulatory status code “Uncertain” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of public transport, including commercial watercraft. The law further should contain a definition of “public transport” in accordance with the definition provided in the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)
Smoking is Restricted
“Smoking is Restricted”: Smoking is restricted in some way in the specified place or category of places. Restrictions could take one of the following forms: (1) smoking is restricted , under the national law, to “smoking rooms”, “smoking areas”, and/or during specified times in the specified place or category of places; (2) under the national law(s), smoking is restricted or prohibited in some types of places, within the category but not in all types of places within the category; or (3) where a country regulates public smoking primarily at the sub-national level, smoking is restricted or prohibited in the specified place or category of places in some sub-national jurisdictions but not in other sub-national jurisdictions.
Analysis

Article 11 of Decision No. 24 lists public places where smoking or the use of tobacco is prohibited and includes in the list public transport waiting areas and terminals and adjacent areas. The legislation further provides that authorities may designate smoking areas in enclosed public spaces other than places of worship, educational, health, and sports facilities. Some public transport facilities thus may have designated smoking areas. Therefore, the regulatory status code “Smoking is Restricted” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should prohibit smoking in all parts of all indoor public places and workplaces, including public transport facilities.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
United Arab Emirates
Does the law require any outdoor or quasi-outdoor spaces to be smoke free or restrict smoking in any way?
Yes
Yes
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
United Arab Emirates
Post signs
No
No
Analysis

There is no duty imposed upon business owners, employers, or supervisors to post signs indicating that smoking generally is prohibited on the premises, where applicable. (Where there are smoking areas, there is a requirement to post signs at the entrance of the smoking area and the non-smoking area.)

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose a duty upon the owner, manager, or other person in charge of the premises to post clear signs at entrances and other appropriate locations indicating that smoking is not permitted.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Remove ashtrays
No
No
Analysis

The law does not impose a duty on business owners, employers, or supervisors to remove ashtrays in places where smoking is prohibited. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should require business owners, employers, and supervisors to remove ashtrays.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Steps to require a person to stop smoking (e.g., warn, discontinue service, call authorities)
No
No
Analysis

The law does not require a business owner, employer, or supervisor to take steps to require a person to stop smoking. To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose a duty on a business owner, employer, or supervisor to take steps to require a person to stop smoking.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not to smoke where prohibited
Yes
Yes
Analysis

Law No. 15 does not address specifically duties imposed on smokers to not violate the law’s prohibition on smoking. Such violations instead fall within the law’s catch-all provision which establishes an immediate fine of AED 500 to be paid against reconciliation. In case of failure of reconciliation, the violation is referred to a criminal trial with a minimum fine of AED 3,000 and a maximum fine of AED 10,000. Repeat violations are subject to recurring fines.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Other
No
No
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
United Arab Emirates
Are sub-national jurisdictions permitted to have smoke-free laws?
Uncertain
Uncertain
Not Applicable
Not Applicable