As a Muslim in the UAE you should be aware that Shariah Law principles automatically apply to the inheritance distribution of your UAE Estate.
A Shariah compliant Will is drafted in line with Islamic Law principles under UAE Personal Status Law. The testator has the right to specify if he wishes to donate or gift 1/3rd of his Estate to other beneficiaries. The testator can also specify appointment of Executors and Trustees in addition to instructions relating to any specific preferences for Muslim burial.
Requirements for Shariah Compliant Will:
Testator must be a Muslim;
Testator must be at least 21 years of age;
The Testator, Executors and Trustees must be of legal age under UAE laws i.e. 21 years or more.