I've not quite figured out the dynamics, but it's pretty common in the UAE for one body to come with a new decision or rule, and then for a sheik to announce at the last moment that no we won't be doing that. Latest example from the official news agency:
President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan today deferred until further notice enforcement of the ministerial resolution no 535 for 2008 on ban of registration of light vehicles older than 20 years.How about this rule?: No driver's licence for 100 categories of UAE workers. I'm predicting it will meet the same fate.
The resolution was scheduled to go into force as of Monday, 1st December 2008.