According to the Dubai Media Office, the provisions of the Decree apply to farms allocated to citizens in Dubai, excluding those dedicated to camel horse racing supervised by the Dubai Camel Racing Club, winter camps organized by the Dubai Municipality Dubai or any other category designated by a decision of the Ruler of Dubai, based on the recommendation of the Executive Director of the Office of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for Procurement and Finance, a division of the Ruler’s Court.
The Decree prohibits people from establishing farms or installing fences on land they do not own in Dubai.
According to the Decree, the Procurement and Finance Office of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is responsible for supervising and controlling agricultural affairs in Dubai, in coordination with Dubai Municipality.
Dubai Municipality, in coordination with His Highness’s Office, is responsible for approving areas and land allocated to farms in Dubai. Additionally, you will supervise farm livestock, monitor their health status, and provide veterinary, preventive, and therapeutic services. It is also responsible for animal registration and management of issues related to livestock-related diseases and epidemics.
In accordance with the Decree, a permanent committee in charge of farms called “Agricultural Affairs Regulatory Committee” will be formed. Chaired by the head of the Rural Areas Department of the Office of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for Procurement and Finance, members of the Committee will include representatives from the Supreme Court, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police and the Electricity and Water Authority of Dubai (DEWA). . The Committee is tasked with issuing decisions related to the allocation of farms to citizens.
The Decree describes the responsibilities of beneficiaries of agricultural allocations and the rules governing the construction of farms. It also stipulates fines and penalties for violations, ranging between 1,000 and 100,000 dirhams. The penalties can be doubled in case of recidivism in the same year.
All existing beneficiaries must adapt their status to the provisions of this Decree within three months following its entry into force. The Director General of the Office of His Highness has the authority to extend this period.
This Decree renders void any other legislation that may contradict it. The Decree comes into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.