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A New Law: Appointment and Benefits of CEO's in Dubai


Chief executive officers in the Dubai government will not hold any civil liability for any action or negligence related to the performance of his duties.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Law No. (8) of 2021, according to Law, the Chief Executive Officer is appointed by a resolution issued by the Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai. The Law also specifies the financial benefits, performance indicators and holidays for Chief Executive Officers and the procedures for their transfers and secondment.

In addition, the CEO will not hold any civil liability for any action or negligence related to the performance of his duties, and the department holds the sole civil liability for such action or negligence without prejudice to the department’s rights to file a case against the CEO if the actions or negligence have been committed intentionally or due to grave fault.

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