The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a comprehensive and dynamic legal system that is designed to support the growth and development of the country, while also protecting the rights and interests of its citizens and residents. The UAE laws play an important role in regulating and protecting businesses as well as shaping the business environment in the country.
The UAE has a federal system of government, with laws enacted by the federal authorities and each of the seven emirates having their own local laws. The main sources of UAE law are the Federal Constitution, federal laws and regulations, and the laws and regulations of each emirate.
The UAE’s legal system is based on a combination of civil law and Islamic law (Shari’a). Civil law is applied in matters related to commercial transactions, contracts, and civil disputes, while Islamic law is applied in personal law matters such as marriage, divorce, and inheritance.