Rights and Obligations in the Marriage

Under the UAE’s Sharia-based Family Laws, there are a number of rights and obligations set out for the benefit of both husband and wife. These laws govern various aspects of the...

The Wife’s Rights to a Dowry

In certain cases, standard form marriage certificates in the UAE can be altered to allow room for special conditions, like giving the woman the ability to petition for divorce. The...

International Abduction

Today’s topic is a very serious one, but not altogether uncommon in the UAE. The rules that govern what constitutes abduction are fairly clear – even though there are no specific...