Divorce is often viewed as a final option for many married couples when their relationship reaches an irreparable point. Some individuals choose divorce because they believe they made an initial mistake in getting married.
In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), divorce is not actively promoted due to the culture’s strong emphasis on family values. Nevertheless, the UAE government accommodates expatriates who wish to dissolve their marriages while residing in the country.
Distinguishing Between Muslim and Non-Muslim Divorce in UAE
The process of divorce differs for Muslims and non-Muslims in the UAE. Muslim divorce is governed by Sharia law, whereas non-Muslims have the option to follow their own religious laws, provided they possess a notarized and legalized document of the relevant law, translated by a certified legal translator.