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Divorce in the UAE

Divorce in the UAE

The divorce rate in the UAE has increased dramatically in the last few years, and is costing the government lots of money.

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February 9, 2009 2:52 by



Muslim couples getting divorced in the UAE are bound by the Sharia law (Sharia law is the legal framework that controls the public and private life of a Muslim. It covers a range of issues including worship, commercial dealings, marriage, inheritance and penal laws). The courts will accept divorce appeals from Muslims of any nationality as well as non-Muslim women married to Muslim men.

Non-Muslim couples have the choice of getting a divorce according to the laws of their home country (at the embassy or consulate).


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