FEDERAL LAW NO . 3
Issued on 8/12/1987
Corresponding to 17/4 / 1408 H .
CONCERNING THE PENAL CODE
Federal Law no . 34/2005 dated 24/12/2005 , and
Federal Law no . 52/2006 dated 14/12/2006
We , Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan , President of the United Arab Emirates State
Pursuant to the perusal of the provisional 2 Constitution ; and
Federal Law no . 1 of 1972 concerning the Competences of the Ministries and the Powers of the Ministers
and the laws amending it ; and
Federal Law no . 9 of 1976 concerning Juvenile Delinquents and Homeless Persons ; and
Acting upon the submission made bythe Minister of Justice , approved by the Council of Ministers and
ratiﬁed by the Supreme Council of the Federation ;
Have promulgated the following Law :
Article 1 -
The attached law on crimes and penalties shall be enforced repealing any contrary provision .
Article 2 -
The ministers and the competent authorities in the Emirates shall , each within their jurisdiction ,
enforce this Law .
Article 3 -
The present Law shall be published in the Ofﬁcial Gazette and shall take effect three months
after the date of its publication
Promulgated by Us at the Presidential
Palace in Abu Dhabi
On 17/4 / 1408 H .
Corresponding to 8/12/1987
Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan
President of the United Arab Emirates State
This Federal Law was published in the Ofﬁcial Gazette , issue no . 182 , p . 7 .