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Dubai issues new law for Wills by non-Muslims

|By Arabian Post Staff| Dubai has a new law law concerning the registration of Wills by non-Muslims in the Emirate of Dubai. The law was issued byy Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The new law will create legal certainty for the inheritance of a non-Muslim expatriate’s assets after death and the appointment of guardians for their children. This not only allows individuals to have testamentary freedom to dispose of their assets as they wish, it also provides peace of mind that an individual’s estate will be distributed according to their wishes.

The new law is applicable to all wills and assets of non-Muslims based in Dubai, including the Dubai International Financial Centre. The new system will allow non-Muslims who have registered their wills and probates before now at DIFC courts to remain valid. The law will come into place once it is published in the Government’s Official Gazette.


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