Real Estate & Property owners
As an expatriate living in UAE with assets & investments in the Emirates, it is advisable to have a professionally written Will to dispose property as per your wish.
However, it should be noted that it is not yet clear whether the UAE courts will recognize Wills executed by foreigners as effective when it comes to the real estate investment in Dubai. Article 17(5) of the UAE Civil Code states that the Law of the United Arab Emirates shall apply to Wills made by foreigners disposing real property in the state. Also upon the death of the owner, property may be distributed according to the UAE/Shariah Law. This can be much different from the laws followed in one’s home country.