Anyone caught using fake certificates or degrees to get a job in the UAE will be banned for life from working in the Gulf state, UAE daily Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday.
The newspaper said those found guilty would also have their contract cancelled, citing a source at the labour ministry.
The report did not give any other details about the initiative.
The move comes after 68 people in the UAE were blacklisted by the US Department of Justice for purchasing fake high school and college degrees from a “degree mill” based in Washington.
More than 180 people from across the Gulf - out of almost 10,000 people worldwide - were blacklisted for holding fake US academic certificates allegedly bought from non-accredited institutions following an investigation by the justice department.