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Get married in Dubai by the rules

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The UAE goes by Sharia Law, according to which the marriage is the legal bond between man and woman, letting them have a lawful relationship. As per Article 365 of the UAE Penal Code, it used to be prohibited for men and women to live together or get involved in consensual sex before they get married in Dubai. The individuals caught in these kinds of circumstances might be jailed as well. 

So for most couples that want to take their relationship to the next level, getting married was the best solution. Although the laws are now more relaxed; many couples yet opt to get married to unite with their loved ones and start their family hassle free

In this article we draw light on the legal marriage requirements in Dubai

Requirements to get married in Dubai?

  • In Dubai, at least one of the parties needs to have a UAE residence visa.
  • The bride’s father or their marriage lawyer in Dubai needs to be present in person for the marriage.
  • Two male Muslims must be there as witnesses.
  • For expatriates, passports and their photocopies and ID proof of witness are needed.
  • If the bride is Muslim and her father is not, she needs a ‘No Objection’ letter from her respective embassy or consulate.
  • In the case of divorce or death of the spouse, status proof needs to be presented.

Court Marriages in Dubai

The courts in Dubai provide online services for marriage applicants planning to get married in Dubai courts. The applicants are supposed to register marriage in Dubai electronically through the court’s website and get all the paperwork completed.

We recommend speaking to wedding experts in Dubai who provide complete wedding services in Dubai.

Keen to know more about getting married in Dubai; speak to our team of expert wedding planners to know more.

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