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Copyright warning: A subject in this image is protected by copyright.

This image features an architectural or artistic work, photographed from a public space in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Freedom of Panorama is limited to broadcast programmes in the UAE, meaning that photographs that are substantial reproductions of architectural or artistic work whose copyright has not expired, cannot be freely licensed, and will be deleted. However, images depicting buildings during construction showing incomplete prominent exterior designs, and those subject to de minimis, are permitted.

Before reusing this content, ensure that you have the right to do so. You are solely responsible for ensuring that you do not infringe someone else's copyrights. See our general disclaimer for more information.

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This documentation is transcluded from Template:NoFoP-UAE/doc.

This template notes the lack of freedom of panorama in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and alerts users of Wikimedia Commons to images taken in public places in the UAE depicting copyrighted architectural or artistic works.

The template automatically sets the following categories:



This template should be used in the file namespace only, please do not use it in the category or gallery namespace, since it is written to refer an individual image, not a collection of images. {{FOP-buildings-category warning}} is available as a customisable warning notice for categories of buildings.

This is not a speedy deletion template, and the addition of this template to an image does not necessarily mean it should be deleted. Users wishing to delete an image on grounds of the lack of freedom of panorama in the UAE should file a request at Commons:Deletion requests. Users may add this template to their own uploads to indicate they are aware of the freedom of panorama situation in the UAE and believe that their upload complies with guidelines, for instance because all copyrighted works in the image are subject to de minimis. Users may also add this template to an image uploaded by another user which contains copyrighted architectural or artistic work, regardless of whether or not it complies with relevant guidelines.

Please do not use this template on an image:

  • that was photographed from a private place, since this template describes an image as being taken from a public place. Freedom of panorama exemptions, if they exist in a particular country, normally only apply in public places, so the presence or lack of freedom of panorama in the UAE is irrelevant to such uploads.
  • depicting only buildings or artistic work whose copyright has expired (are in the public domain), and hence are not protected by copyright. See {{PD-United Arab Emirates}}.
  • depicting only buildings which would not at the time that the image was taken meet the threshold of originality in order to be considered copyrighted. This frequently applies to buildings under construction with incomplete exterior designs.

The template takes no parameters.

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users


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This template is localized through {{Autotranslate}}. The layout of the template can be found under Template:NoFoP-UAE/layout.

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please copy the code of Template:NoFoP-UAE/en (or any other language version you prefer to translate) and replace the text strings in there (the form below can be used to create a translation, the English version is preloaded in the edit box). Please change the parameter lang from en (or whatever language you are translating) to the language code of your language.