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Procedures for marriage of Muslims and Non-Muslims

Under the Sharia Law applicable in the UAE, marriage is the only legal bond for a man and a woman to establish a relationship and have children. The economic boom in the UAE has attracted a large number of professionals from around the world to settle down in Dubai and raise a family. Dubai is an ideal place to raise children in a safe environment, with facilities like top class schools and family entertainment options.

Marriage in Islam is a legal contract between a man and a woman, aimed at safeguarding the rights of the couple and their children. The marriage contract must be registered in a Sharia court in the UAE, which ensures that the marriage meets legal requirements. For non-Muslims, marriage laws applicable in their home countries will be applied.

For Emirati nationals, both spouses along with their legal guardians and two Muslim witnesses, must be present. For expatriates, spouses should have valid Dubai residence visas. In case one of the spouses is on a visit visa, he/she must undergo a medical examination in Dubai before their marriage. Divorcees intending to marry must show adequate proof of their divorced status before proceeding further. In case of court marriage, Dubai Courts has some online services for marriage applicants with registration to be completed on the online portal, under eZawaj.

 

 

Grants for UAE nationals – Marriage Fund
Mass weddings for UAE nationals – Marriage Fund
List of legal attestations related to marriage – Dubai Courts
List of health centres and clinics that conduct pre-marital tests – Dubai Health Authority
List of licensed marriage officials – Dubai Courts
Issuing a UAE wife inclusion statement (for UAE nationals) - General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai
Issuing a foreign wife inclusion statement (for UAE nationals) -
General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai
Residency permit for a wife
General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai
Lawsuits related to marriage – Dubai Courts
Nuptial Contracts - Dubai Courts

Marriage process made easier for happy couples - The National
Dubai Personal Status Courts Complex to be ready in 2013 - The National

 

Published Date : 10/04/2014Back
RELATED GOVERNMENT ENTITIES
Dubai Courts
Marriage Fund
Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department
Dubai Government Portal
Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing
Dubai Health Authority
General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai

RELATED PRIVATE LINKS
Specialist marriage portal - Yebab.com
Emirates Holidays
Wasl Asset Management

RELATED TOPIC LINKS
The rights of the husband and the rights of the wife in Islam
Planning to get married

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Under the Sharia Law applicable in the UAE, marriage is the only legal bond for a man and a woman to establish a relationship and have children. The economic boom in the UAE has attracted a large number of professionals from around the world to settle down in Dubai and raise a family. Dubai is an ideal place to raise children in a safe environment, with facilities like top class schools and family entertainment options.

Marriage in Islam is a legal contract between a man and a woman, aimed at safeguarding the rights of the couple and their children. The marriage contract must be registered in a Sharia court in the UAE, which ensures that the marriage meets legal requirements. For non-Muslims, marriage laws applicable in their home countries will be applied.

For Emirati nationals, both spouses along with their legal guardians and two Muslim witnesses, must be present. For expatriates, spouses should have valid Dubai residence visas. In case one of the spouses is on a visit visa, he/she must undergo a medical examination in Dubai before their marriage. Divorcees intending to marry must show adequate proof of their divorced status before proceeding further. In case of court marriage, Dubai Courts has some online services for marriage applicants with registration to be completed on the online portal, under eZawaj.

 

 

Grants for UAE nationals – Marriage Fund
Mass weddings for UAE nationals – Marriage Fund
List of legal attestations related to marriage – Dubai Courts
List of health centres and clinics that conduct pre-marital tests – Dubai Health Authority
List of licensed marriage officials – Dubai Courts
Issuing a UAE wife inclusion statement (for UAE nationals) - General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai
Issuing a foreign wife inclusion statement (for UAE nationals) -
General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai
Residency permit for a wife
General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai
Lawsuits related to marriage – Dubai Courts
Nuptial Contracts - Dubai Courts

Marriage process made easier for happy couples - The National
Dubai Personal Status Courts Complex to be ready in 2013 - The National

 

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Dubai Courts; Marriage Fund; Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department; Dubai Government Portal; Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing; Dubai Health Authority; General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs - Dubai

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The rights of the husband and the rights of the wife in Islam; Planning to get married

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Specialist marriage portal - Yebab.com; Emirates Holidays; Wasl Asset Management

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