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Knowledge Center - Wills in UAE

Why do I need a Will in the UAE?

The UAE courts would adhere to Sharia law in respect of the distribution of assets of a non-Muslim UAE expat where he or she dies without a Will in place (which is known as dying “intestate”).

As a way out:

(1) Article 17(1) of the UAE Civil Code states that the inheritance shall be governed by the law of the deceased at the time of his death. The law allows a non-Muslim foreigner to choose the laws of his or her home country to apply to his or her inheritance. This can be done through a clearly drafted Will.

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(2) DIFC Wills Service Centre Rules have created a legal regime for non-Muslims with assets in Dubai/Ras Al Khaimah to allow the creation of Wills under the common law principles. This means that if a non-Muslim registers his/her Will with the DIFC Wills Service Centre, their assets in Dubai/Ras Al Khaimah will be distributed according to their own wishes.

Depending upon your personal situation, you can either have a will written under the UAE Civil Code or the DIFC Wills Service Centre Rules. Find out details on Two (2) types of UAE Wills.

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