Using VPN in the United Arab Emirates is illegal and punishable by law

The United Arab Emirates has a law which forbids users in the United Arab Emirates to use a VPN client or any form of tool which will hide their identity online. In the last couple of months, the United Arab Emirates police department has released various warnings towards the United Arab Emirates citizens that the use of VPN is illegal and only allowed for specific private users.

The United Arab Emirates police stated that once they have identified a person on the internet, they will look up all the complains which have been filled towards the identified user, and if there are complaints which demand action, the United Arab Emirates police will continue to perform the demanded actions.

The complains do not have to be fresh complaints, the United Arab Emirates police stated that they will search up old complaints so they will be able to make a complete case against the identified user.