Celebrating Eid Al Fitr 2023 Safely: The Consequences of Unlicensed Fireworks Dealing in UAE

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According to Article 54 of the Federal Decree Law 17 for 2019 on weapons, explosives, ammunition, military materials and hazardous substances,  a punishment of detention for no less than one year and a fine of no less than Dh100,000 or either should be levied on anyone in the UAE who without a licence will trade in, imports, exports manufactures or transport fireworks from and to the state. 

To protect the public’s safety and avoid any legal action, The Public Prosecution, in an awareness video on its social media accounts, has requested the public to adhere to the relevant laws and not use fireworks without a license. 

The Public Prosecution explained that Article1 of the Federal Decree Law specifies that explosives are defined as chemical compounds or a mixture of various chemical combinations that react with each other when exposed to specific factors like force producing pressure, heat and speed that can damage 

surrounding areas, including fireworks. 

According to the provisions of the Decree Law, Article 3 of the Decree Law specifies that the possession, obtainment, acquisition, carrying, import, export, transit, re-export, 

trans-shipment, trade, manufacturing, repair, transportation, or disposal of any weapon, ammunition, explosives, military materials, or hazardous substances are not allowed in any way except after obtaining an applicable license or permit from the Licencing Authority of or the concerned entity. 

These posts are part of the effort made by the Public Prosecution to promote legal culture among community members and increase their awareness about the latest legislation in the country. 

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