Real Estate Law in Dubai - Herbert Smith

Real Estate Law in Dubai - Herbert Smith


November 2009

The UAE legal system is a civil law jurisdiction ? a written codified law, not determined by judges. Federal court system influenced by French, Egyptian, Roman and Islamic law. Common law principles ? such as judicial precedent ? do not apply. All Emirates except Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah are part of a federal judicial system. Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah have independent judicial systems. Dubai has its own legislation on real estate issues. DIFC has its own jurisdiction, legislation and Court structure.

Keywords: Real Estate Law, Dubai, Herbert Smith, UAE, Abu Dhabi, Emirates, Dubai Lands Department

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