WILLS FOR NON-MUSLIMS ➢
Dubai Courts Notary Will
Dubai Courts Notary Will operates under laws of the Emirate of Dubai and is a dedicated registry responsible for registration of Wills for non-Muslim expats which sits under the purview of the on-shore Arabic language courts in the Emirate of Dubai. The Dubai Courts Notary operates under the Civil Law jurisdiction and a Will registered with the Dubai Courts Notary can cover assets located in all seven Emirates in the UAE. A Dubai Courts Notary Will ensures that Shariah law will not be applied to the estate of a non-Muslim.
Dubai Courts Notary Will emulates the principle of testamentary disposition which essentially means that a non-Muslim registering a Will shall have the right to bequeath their assets to whom they wish. Dubai Courts Notary Will also covers the guardianship of minor children and testators are allowed to appoint permanent and temporary guardians to provide care for the children in the event of death of both parents.
It is an essential requirement for each testator to attend in person for registration appointments. All formalities including legal translation can be pre-arranged through our law office.
Requirements for the Dubai Courts Notary Will:
The Testator must be a non-Muslim;
The Testator, Executors, and Trustees must be of legal age under UAE laws i.e. 21 years or more;
The Testator may be required to present a current and valid UAE Resident Identity Card;
Wills not originally drafted in Arabic language must be translated into Arabic by a sworn translator and notarised at the Dubai Notary Public in Arabic or bilingual form.