Move comes as Dubai and Abu Dhabi's main stock indexes are both down 32% this month as Covid-19 hits financial markets globally
The UAE has imposed a 5 percent daily lower fluctuation limit for shares from Wednesday as markets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi joined a global rout.
Some shares may be allowed to drop as much as 7 percent, according to a statement posted on the website of the Securities & Commodities Authority.
It didn’t provide further details.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s main stock indexes are both down 32 percent this month. The previous fluctuation limit was 10 percent.