FEDERAL LAW NO . 3 
Issued on 8/12/1987 
Corresponding to 17/4 / 1408 H . 
CONCERNING THE PENAL CODE 
Amended by 
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 . 

BOOK ONE 
GENERAL PROVISIONS 
TITLE ONE 

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