In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, has issued Law No. (8) of the year 2016 regulating the granting of law enforcement capacity in the emirate of Dubai.
The law will ensure proper implementation of legislations by those granted law enforcement capacity as well as enhance public-private partnerships in the management of public facilities in Dubai.
The law further aims to provide training to people who are granted law enforcement capacity as well as regulate partnerships with the private sector regarding the granting of such capacity.
The law specifies the government entities that are covered by this law including government departments, public institutions, councils and authorities including those governing free zones such as the Dubai International Financial Centre.
The provisions of the law shall apply to employees of government entities and private companies and institutions that are granted law enforcement capacity, with the exception of members of the judiciary and police officers.
The law stipulates that the granting and revocation of law enforcement capacity will be decided by the Director General of a government entity, in coordination with the Supreme Legislation Committee of Dubai. This ensures proper monitoring of violations of local legislation.
The law further details the conditions for granting law enforcement capacity to employees. It also outlines the responsibilities of those granted such capacity and the procedures for identifying violations, grievance mechanisms and issuance of executive decisions.
The law annuls any other legislation that contradicts the provisions of the current law. The new law will be published in the official gazette and is effective from the date of its publication.