Wills in Dubai at Minimum Cost

Will registration in Dubai has never been easier

  • Give your family peace of mind
  • Distribute your assets
  • Appoint guardians for children

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3 Simple Steps

Prepare and register your Wills in Dubai from the convenience of your home

Step 1
Step 1

Select your package and order

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We will prepare your Will(s)

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Registration at Dubai Notary Public

Pricing

The reduced fee packages for Wills in Dubai are valid only for a limited time.

Silver
AED 2,999AED 2,199*Save AED 1,800
  • Single Will preparation
  • Legal translation in Arabic
  • Any number of reviews and amendments
  • Covers distribution of UAE assets
  • Covers appointment of guardians

*Government fee for registration of Notary Public Single Will: AED 2,167

Platinum
AED 5,999AED 3,799Save AED 2,200

Platinum includes everything in Gold, plus:

  • End-to-end Registration assistance at Notary Public
  • Drafting of Home Country Mirror Wills

*Government fee for registration of Notary Public Mirror Wills: AED 4,334

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Optional Documents

If you require any additional documents such as Powers of Attorney and Home Country Wills, you can select the options in our Order Form.

Process

The process for drafting and registration of Wills in Dubai is as follows:

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Step 1 – Drafting of your Wills

The draft preparation of your wills will be completed in four (4) working days of the date of order

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Step 2 – Review and amendments

Once the draft Will(s) are sent to you, you will need to review the draft(s) and confirm. If there are any amendments required by you, we will make those amendments and finalize the draft Will(s) upon your approval.

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Step 3 – Registration at Notary Public

The registration of Wills in Dubai is carried out at the offices of Notary Public. The registration process is very quick and takes about 30 mins to complete during the visit to the Notary Public offices.

About Wills in Dubai

What are Wills in Dubai?

Wills in Dubai are prepared and registered for non-Muslims either residing in the UAE or otherwise having any assets in the UAE. The Wills are prepared in English and Arabic languages are registered with Notary Public which is part of Dubai Courts. The system of Will registration at Notary Public runs in parallel to the system of Will registration at the DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre. Any Wills registered with Notary Public are probated at Dubai Courts. Other hand, any Wills that are registered with the DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre are probated at the DIFC Courts. The probate order issued by DIFC Courts is then validated by Dubai Courts to enforce such order in the Emirate of Dubai.

What are the benefits of registering Wills in Dubai?

Here are some of the benefits of registering Wills in the Emirate of Dubai:

  1. Nominate your beneficiaries as per your own wishes and avoid the application of Shariah Law to your assets.
  2. Nominate guardians for minor children below the age of 21 years.
  3. Nominate executor(s) who will execute the Will after death.
  4. Leave any other specific instructions about personal affairs.
  5. The probate for Wills in Dubai is carried out at Dubai Courts.

What is the legislative framework for Wills in Dubai?

Wills in the Emirate of Dubai are written and registered pursuant Dubai Law Number 15 of 2017 Concerning Inheritance, Wills, And Probate For Non-Muslims.

Key Features

Here are some of the key features of Wills in Dubai

Eligibility criteria Non-Muslim over the age of 21 years.
Registration Registration can either be done by visiting the offices of Notary Public in Dubai.
Laws Dubai Law Number 15 of 2017 Concerning Inheritance, Wills, And Probate For Non-Muslims.
Residency requirements None. Any non-Muslim having either assets or family in the UAE can register a Will in Dubai.
Amendments Amendments to the Wills can be made at any point after registration. The amended Wills are re-registered to effect the amendments.
Eligibility criteria
Non-Muslim over the age of 21 years.
Registration
Registration can either be done by visiting the offices of Notary Public in Dubai.
Laws
Dubai Law Number 15 of 2017 Concerning Inheritance, Wills, And Probate For Non-Muslims.
Residency requirements
None. Any non-Muslim having either assets or family in the UAE can register a Will in Dubai.
Amendments
Amendments to the Wills can be made at any point after registration. The amended Wills are re-registered to effect the amendments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to some of the most common questions related to Wills in Dubai.

What is a Notary Public Will?
A Notary Public Will is a last will and testament drafted and registered with the Notary Public at Dubai Courts by a non-Muslim over the age of 21 years.
What is a Single Will?
A Single Will is one (1) Will prepared someone who is not married or, if married, the spouse does not have any assets under his/her name.
What are Mirror Wills?
Mirror wills are two (2) Single Wills written only for married couples where they either have joint assets or have some assets under individual names.
What is the fee for making an amendment to a Notary Public Will in Dubai?
The registration fee for an amended Will is AED 2,167.
What is a beneficiary?
A beneficiary is someone who receives the estate of the deceased as instructed in the Will.
What is a guardian?
A guardian is some who is appointed in a Will to take care of the person and property of the minor child until the child reaches the age of 21 years.
Who should be appointed as a guardian?
The surviving parent acts as the permanent guardian of minor children. If both parents pass away, another person can be appointed as an alternate permanent guardian. If the alternate guardian is resident outside the UAE, the testator should appoint temporary guardians in the UAE to take care of the minor children until the permanent guardian visits the UAE and take custody of the children.
What is an executor?
An executor is someone is appointed in the Will to execute the Will and complete the transfer of assets in the name of the beneficiary. A beneficiary himself/herself can act as an executor as well.
Who should be appointed as an executor?
Married individuals typically appoint each other as the executors in their Wills. To cover a situation where both spouses pass away together, they should appoint at least two (2) alternate executors in the Will.
Who should be appointed as a guardian?
Typically, the second parent is appointed as the guardian of minor children. However, to cover a situation where both parents pass away together, it is recommended that at least two (2) alternate guardians are appointed in Will.
What is an executor?
An executor is a person who is appointed in the Will to act as an executor of the Will after the death of the deceased. The executor ensures that the named beneficiaries are given their entitlements towards the estate of the deceased.
Who should be appointed as an executor?
It is common for married individuals to appoint their spouses as primary executors in their Wills.  However, to cover a situation where both parents pass away together, it is recommended that at least two (2) alternate executors are appointed in Will.

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