National Media Council, the body tasked with approving films in the UAE, said the decision to withhold the release was taken after some serious deliberation during the review screening, reported Gulf News.
The film, adapted from British author, E.L. James' best-selling novel of the same name, hit US theatres last week and has been ruling the box office. It became the highest grossing movie that released on President's Day beating 2010's record holder, 'Valentines Day'.
Though panned by critics, Fifty Shades of Grey is proving to be triumphant at the US box-office with an USD 81.7 million opening in just 3 days.
Fifty Shades of Grey which is based on BDSM theme got an R rating in the US, 18 Certificate by BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) and 12 rating in France.
Countries such as Kenya, Indonesia and Malaysia have already banned it. The release of the erotic film has also been postponed in India due to censor issues.