There have been some landmark developments in Dubai in terms of law and regulation in various sectors including civil, commercial, companies, intellectual property, immigration, maritime, industrial, banking and employment law. Dubai has its own judicial system, independent of the other emirates.
There are three primary sources of UAE law, namely federal laws and decrees (applicable in all emirates), local laws (laws and regulations enacted by the individual emirates), and Sharia’h (Islamic law).
As part of its transparency and to create awareness of Dubai’s legal system, Dubai Courts has a monthly free guided tour for any citizen, resident or visitor to Dubai. Called 'Twitter Visit', the tours take place on the final Wednesday of every month. The tour lasts about two hours and is in Arabic though translations in English or other languages can be made available. The tour includes a visit through the courts, videos, meeting with the Director General of Dubai Courts and with an actual judge. To register for a tour, email firstname.lastname@example.org, follow & tweet on @DubaiCourts, visit the court in person to register, or call Dubai Courts on 04-3030680 during office hours.