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Unwanted Sales Calls Will Soon Be Fined in the UAE

The UAE government will be implementing stricter regulations on cold calling, including fines for wanted sales calls

Posted on

20 May 2024

Last updated on 20 May 2024
Fines for cold calling in the UAE

UAE government to soon implement penalties for unwanted cold calls.

If you have stayed long enough in the emirates, you might have received at least one or two calls from an unknown number pedaling some new product, offer, or other sales pitch to get you to buy what they're selling.

Cold calls in the UAE are a common occurrence but it can be quite annoying at times, especially when the caller can't seem to take 'no' for an answer! There are also times when these may be phone call scams.

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Thankfully, the frequency of unwanted sales calls will hopefully soon see a drop, as government officials will be tightening regulations on cold calling and even implement penalties depending on the case.

For many in the UAE who are subject to pushy tele-sales agents, it is a much-awaited and welcomed decision.

"Finally. Our personal data is leaked to so many companies and we are forced to take their calls," commented one UAE resident.

Some of the most common sales calls that UAE residents receive are for bank loans, credit cards, real estate, forex, or phone service packages.