You can be jailed for six months and fined AED5,000 for insulting people
You can be jailed for six months and fined AED5,000 for insulting people

You can be jailed for six months and fined AED5,000 for insulting people

The UAE Public Prosecution has confirmed that insulting people in the UAE using your phone can result in six month’s jail and a fine of AED5,000.

The message was shared via their Twitter account. And it reminds people to think twice before insulting anyone.

And that means insulting people by SMS, WhatsApp, on a phone call or in person.

The law involved is Article 374 of the Federal Penal Code. It states the penalty for libel or insults over the phone, in writing or in person is six months in jail and a fine of up to AED5,000.

These are the most Googled word searches of 2020

Google has revealed its ‘most searched’ list for 2020 with one of the most searched terms the word ‘why.’ Which honestly makes perfect sense considering the mess of a year we’ve been hit with.

“2020 was a year of deep questioning, as the world searched “why” more than ever,” Google said.

“In times of uncertainty, people seek understanding and meaning.”

And as you can see from the video below, Dubai – and its startingly empty lockdown streets – became one of the visual symbols of the year.

As well as people searching for answers, there were also some obvious searches including ‘Coronavirus,’ ‘election results’ ‘Kobe Bryant’ and ‘how to cut your own hair.’ Which sadly is something the DubaiLAD team has been guilty of at times during 2020.