View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Sunday, December 30, 2007

The UAE and the Law

The web site of the Gulf News has a helpful page entitled, ‘Ask the Law’.

This is a guide to the legal system in the UAE.

‘Ask the Law’ also gives readers a chance to put their curly questions to the Gulf New’s Emirati lawyer.

Here is a sample from the web page, the sections and the topics:

Maternity rights at work
When a firm does not keep its promises
Can I leave my new job?
Salary disputes
Is job ban legal?

Housing & Rent
Can I get my deposit back?
Sub-letting is illegal
Illegal rent rise

Passports & Visas
No birth certificate
Who pays visa expenses?
Fired but passport still held
How to sponsor a maid

I’m still waiting for a divorce
Bills out of control
Marriage certificate query

And many more topics….

The Gulf News ‘Ask the Law’ Link

The book, ‘Setting Up in Dubai’ surveys the UAE legal system and describes in great detail the legal issues of setting up a business in Dubai and the UAE. This book is reviewed at this link—Reviewing Books and Movies.

Dr. Geoff Pound