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What are the procedures for getting married in Dubai (Dubai Lux marriage)?

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For different purposes including work and businesses, a huge number of people are moving towards Dubai. Here they seek more opportunities and work to get themselves a better lifestyle. People who come to Dubai for work usually end up staying here and settling here permanently by getting married and having children.

Wherever you get married, you have to go through some legalities in order to get married. Same is the case with Dubai. Here are proper procedures as well that are to be followed to get married. Court Marriage lawyers in Dubai can also help you in getting a better understanding of those legalities.

Expats guide for marriage in Dubai

The age of getting married for an expat is at least 18 years. While getting married an expat should bring along 2 witnesses along with their IDs.

Other required documents

  • Birth certificate of the couple
  • Passports of the couple
  • Passports of the witnesses
  • Medical fitness certificate in the UAE
  • Blood test in UAE
  • Divorce papers if any
  • Death certificate of the previous spouse if any
  • Translated marriage certificate in Arabic (if your marriage took place in the English language)
  • English and Arabic versions of the notary public certification

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Christian marriages in Dubai

For expats, they should check the requirements of their own country. Concerned people should take the help of the embassy for knowing the legalities of getting married as per their own nationality.

Islamic marriages for expats

Islamic marriages are held as per Sharia law no matter what nationality does the expat possesses.

Bride’s father and two male witnesses should be present at the wedding ceremony.

  • Passports of the couples along with their copies
  • Passport along with its copies and identification papers of the bride’s father
  • Passport along with its copies and identification papers of the witnesses
  • NOC from the bride’s embassy or consulate 9ranslated and attested)
  • Divorce-proof if any
  • Death proof of former spouse if any

After the marriage, a license is issued to the couple. For the license to be valid in the home country of the couple, it must be authenticated in different departments in UAE including the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of foreign affairs and embassy or consulate.

Islamic marriages for UAE residents

Both applicants must be the UAE nationals. The marriage will proceed as per the Sharia law. It is mandatory for the groom to be Muslim. For the bride, she can be of any religion.

If the room is not Muslim, the marriage cannot take place. Such a person must first convert to Islam in order to get married to a Muslim woman.

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The presence of the bride’s father is mandatory at the wedding ceremony. Two male witnesses should also be present.

  • Passports of the couple
  • Letter of consent from the father of the bride along with his certified passport coy if he is unable to attend the wedding
  • Passport along with its copies and identification papers of the bride’s father
  • Passport along with its copies and identification papers of the witnesses
  • NOC from the bride’s embassy or consulate translated and attested)
  • Divorce-proof if any
  • Death proof of former spouse if any

Court marriage in Dubai

For a court marriage, there is a popper portal by the Dubai government. People can apply for marriage registration through the “eZawaj” portal.



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