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.
February 9, 2009 2:52 by Aarti Nagraj
Under Sharia law, the couple first has to register the divorce case at the Moral and Family Guidance Section at the court. A counselor will then meet the couple and discuss their problems.
If the couple chooses to go through with the divorce, they are given a period of three months to work on their issues (this is known as the Ida’a period). If there has been no reconciliation after the Ida’a period, the couple can go through with the divorce process and file the papers in the court.