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What happens if someone dies in the UAE?

Consistent with provisions of the Sharia Law, all assets of a deceased expatriate is frozen and held by the State as soon as the death is made public. All assets mean real or personal assets, from cash in UAE bank accounts, cars registered in the deceaseds name and every other property. The surviving spouse (widow or widower) or any other qualified heir, must then file a petition with the court for the release of the assets. The court then decides on the petition based on merits. In other words, there is no guarantee that your estate will be released to the petitioner.

| Modified: October 23, 2018 | Author:

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