The international version of movies will be shown in cinemas.
The United Arab Emirates has approved a new age classification for movies, introducing a 21 and above age rating for films it classifies for mature audiences.
The Media Regulatory Office said on Twitter that it had introduced a 21+ age category to its motion picture content rating system.
The authority wrote: “The Media Regulatory Office announced the inscribed of the 21+ for the age classification categories for cinema films. 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.”
Censors in the UAE, like elsewhere in the Middle East, have long removed scenes in cinematic releases that show nudity, homosexuality, sex and other content deemed inappropriate, sometimes leading to plot holes.