News ID: 96289
Publish Date : 07 November 2021 - 21:22

DUBAI (Dispatches) – Non-Muslims will be allowed to marry, divorce and get joint child custody under civil law in Abu Dhabi according to a new decree issued on Sunday by its ruler, state news agency WAM said. The decree from Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, who is also president of the UAE federation of seven emirates, said the law covers civil marriage, divorce, alimony, joint child custody and proof of paternity, and inheritance. These reforms, alongside measures such as introducing longer-term visas, have been seen as a way for the Persian Gulf state to make itself more attractive for foreign investment, tourism and long-term residency.

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