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3.2 Several Federal and other UAE Laws have been translated into English and appear on this site for general information purposes only. The DFSA does not warrant the accuracy of such translations and therefore, bears no responsibility for any reliance placed on the same. Accordingly, interested parties are directed to the original definitive Arabic versions which appear in the official gazette.
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