LegalAre you moving soon to Dubai UAE? Here’s what you need to know prior to your arrival

March 15, 2024

The UAE is a dynamic, advanced country with multiculture and diversity, as around 200 nationalities live there.

As an expat who is moving to a new country, it is important to know that you are going to find a different culture and a different legal environment. So, whether you are coming to Dubai for study, work, or investment, it is advisable to have an idea about the local laws and regulations. An expat who is coming to Dubai for employment is requested to seek legal advice with regard to labour law in order to be able to understand the rules regulating the relation between the employer and the employee in terms of the duration of the employment contract, employment rights with regards to wage, working hours, leaves, medical insurance, end of service, labour complaints and disputes, etc.

As an investor who’s looking to invest in Dubai or other emirates, you have many options to start your business on the mainland or in the free zones. And to know the suitable option for your business, it’s advisable to have legal advice related to related laws, such as commercial company law, commercial law, intellectual property law, freezone areas, tax laws, etc. An investor who’s looking to invest in real estate has to be aware of the property laws and regulations of the land department, in addition to tenancy laws.

As a student who has been accepted into an educational institution in the Emirates, it is important to know the rules of the educational institution in which you will receive your education, and it is also recommended to familiarise yourself with the customs and traditions of the country. There are many legal channels through which you may seek legal advice for your concerns.

Traffic laws and regulations are one of the most important laws that every expat must be aware of. Bear in mind that driving a car in the UAE without a valid driving licence can result in a heavy fine. Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense. If you do not have a driving licence, there are several driving centres where you can register to start your driving lessons. Go to the RTA website to choose from their long list of licensed driving centres.

Reliable legal advice can help you understand the local laws and safeguard your rights. There are multiple international law firms as well as local firms with deep-rooted expertise that cover all aspects of the law.

Whether you are an investor, worker, student, or tourist, SAZ Advocates are ready to provide you with accurate legal advice that can help you know where you are standing.

Please feel free to share your concerns with us.
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