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Move over Vegas you can get married in Dubai all in 24 hours!

From today, a new family court for expats has come into force as part of the new law. Now non-muslim couples can get married and obtain a licence in 24 hours

This is what you need …wedding instructions

  1. The applicants must not be Muslim.
  2. One of the applicants must be a resident of the Emirate of Dubai.
  3. The minimum age requirement is 21 years.
  4. The applicants must provide proof of their single status by submitting an attested marital status certificate from their country of origin’s embassy.
  5. The applicants must be present in person or have a representative present with a power of attorney.
  6. All original identification and other electronic documentation must be in PDF format.
  7. During the application process, the applicants must bring their Emirates ID, original passport, and a copy of their Dubai residency permit.
  8. All documents must be legally translated into Arabic by an agency recognized by the UAE Ministry of Justice and fully certified by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Once you have all of that do this ….

  1. Go to a Dubai Courts service centre.
  2. Complete a digital form.
  3. A designated employee will verify consent from both parties.
  4. After confirmation, the document will be electronically signed.
  5. The document will be sent to a judge to ensure all legal requirements are met.
  6. Upon verification, the judge will sign the document.
  7. The marriage contract will be officially documented and approved electronically.
  8. The applicants will receive the document via text message and email.

….with anything there T&C’s

  • The spouses shall not be less than 21 years old. Their age shall be verified by the document issued by the state of their nationality.
  • Both spouses are required to give consent to the marriage before the authentication judge, and prove that there is no legal impediment that prevents the marriage.
  • Both spouses are required to sign the declaration form.
  • Marriage shall not be established between siblings, or with children, grandchildren, or uncles.
  • Any other conditions prescribed in a decision of the chairman.

 So how much is it?. A civil wedding license in Dubai will incur a total fee of AED482.

Far cheaper than flying to Vegas and back but maybe not as much fun

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