There are many ways in which you are able to secure your assets and register your will. The most convenient option for expatriate non-Muslims is via the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) Courts.
In 2015, the DIFC Courts established an additional ancillary service in the form of the Wills Service. A joint initiative of the Government of Dubai and the DIFC Courts, it allows non-Muslims investing and living in the UAE the option to pass on their assets and/or appoint guardians for their children, in accordance with the instructions in their wills.
Since 2015, the DIFC Courts have registered over 6,000 wills, with more than 85 lawyers representing more than 80 law firms, based both in the UAE and overseas.
The DIFC Courts are now offering a 35-45% discount on will registration fees, exclusively for retirees.
As part of the UAE Government’s commitment to effectively employ advanced technologies and digital platforms to serve the public, the DIFC Courts Wills Service also provides convenient online facilities, including letting you register your will from your personal device from the comfort of your home.
For more information, please visit https://difcwills.ae