UAE ends cinema censorship, introduces 21+ rating
The UAE announced on Sunday it will no longer censor cinematic releases, introducing a 21 and above age rating for films it classifies for mature audiences.
The UAE's Media Regulatory Office said on Twitter that it had introduced a 21+ age category to its motion picture content rating system.
"According to this classification, the international version of movies will be shown in cinemas, with an emphasis on the strict following of age classification standards for audience entry," it added.
Late last year, the UAE revamped an array of laws in a social liberalisation drive. These included lifting a ban on unmarried couples living together, loosening restrictions on alcohol and offering long-term residencies.