Online shopping and consumer rights in the UAE: Do we need a specific law?

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Although e-commerce is growing at a dramatic rate, there are still areas of concern that need to be addressed adequately by the legislation in order to promote trust in e-commerce and remove any barriers to its full development. This paper thus explores the existing legislation in UAE to determine whether or not this legislation gives due attention to consumer protection in an online environment. Furthermore, this paper briefly addresses the issue of what the law ought to be in order to enhance legal certainty as well as maintain the credibility of the Internet as a market place for consumers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-57
Number of pages23
JournalArab Law Quarterly
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Consumer protection law
  • E-commerce
  • Privacy of personal data
  • Unfair commercial practices
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law


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