Back in March, it was announced that social media influencers who make money from their accounts would need to apply for licences from the UAE’s National Media Council.
Now, they’ve got two weeks to apply for their licences, or they could face fines up to Dhs5, 000 and the closure of their accounts, The National reports.
The rules apply to people and organisations who carry out commercial activities on social media and online. They have three months to complete the licencing process, The National says, but they must have their applications in before the start of June.
Influencers will need to have trade licences in place before they can apply for e - media licences, according to the site. Trade licence fees vary, and the new e - media licence will cost Dhs15, 000.