Wills in Dubai, UAE and DIFC Wills
A Will is perhaps the most important document that may be signed by you during your lifetime. It provides you and your family necessary peace of mind in respect of your assets and guardianship of your children. If you are a non-Muslim either living or having assets in the UAE, you are permitted by the UAE law to have your assets distributed according to your own wishes. In the absence of a Will, Sharia law is applied to the distribution of assets of Non-Muslims. By having a Will, you can opt-out of the application of the Sharia law to the distribution of your assets in Dubai and across the UAE. If you reside in the UAE, you can also appoint guardians for your minor children.
What is a Dubai or UAE Will?
A Dubai or UAE Will is written and registered in the UAE and relates to the distribution of assets in Dubai and the UAE only. The wills in Dubai can be registered with the following two (2) jurisdictions:
These wills are written in English and Arabic languages and cover assets in the Emirate of Dubai and the UAE. The registration is currently carried out at the Notary Public.
These wills are written in English language only and cover assets in the Emirates of Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah only. The registration of these wills is carried out at DIFC Wills Service Centre.
Who is eligible to write a Will in the UAE?
If you fulfil the following criteria, you can register your Will with either Dubai courts or DIFC Wills Service Centre:
- Your are a non-Muslim and has never been a Muslim
- You are over 21 years of age
- You own assets in the UAE (in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah if you wish to register your Will with the DIFC Wills Service Centre)
How do we provide this service?
Step 1: You will first need to place the order through the website by selecting the Will you wish to proceed with.
Step 2: We will have your Will(s) prepared and approved by you.
Step 3: We will deliver the original Will(s) to you and guide you on signing.
We provide hassle-free and seamless Will writing service through our affiliated law firms in Dubai and the UAE.