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7.

Section 1 (Rules of Interpretation) of Schedule 1 is deleted and replaced with the following:

1. Rules of Interpretation

“(1) In the Law, unless the contrary intention appears, a reference to:
(a) a provision of a law or of an instrument made under a law includes a reference to the provision as amended or re-enacted from time to time;
(b) a person includes any natural person, body corporate or body incorporated, including a company, partnership, unincorporated association, government or state;
(c) an obligation to publish or cause to be published a particular document shall, unless expressly provided otherwise in the Law, include publishing or causing to be published in printed or electronic form;
(d) unless stated otherwise, a day means a calendar day. If an obligation falls on a calendar day which is either a Friday or Saturday or an official State holiday in the DIFC, the obligation shall take place on the next calendar day which is a business day;
(e) a calendar year shall mean a year of the Gregorian calendar; and
(f) the masculine gender includes the feminine; and
(g) any reference to ‘dollars’ or ‘$’ is a reference to United States Dollars.
(2) The headings in the Law shall not affect its interpretation.”