UAE law: Up to 5 years in jail for impersonating public servant
The State Public Prosecution confirmed that individuals who impersonate government employees or public servants may face a maximum prison sentence of five years.
The Public Prosecution posted a video on its social media platforms to clarify the consequences of impersonating or pretending to hold a job and providing a false job description.
The Public Prosecution stated that, according to Article (299) of Decree-Law No. 31 of 2021 promulgating the Crimes and Penalties Law, whoever impersonates a public position shall be punished with imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years, and the same penalty shall be imposed on whoever interferes with a public job or service or conducts to achieve an illegal purpose or to obtain for himself or others an advantage of any kind.