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Common legal questions in Dubai and the UAE

To resolve a legal issue or disagreement, follow the following steps. Having wasta can sometimes influence the outcome in the favor of the wasta-holder, despite what the law says.

  1. Attempt to resolve the disagreement amicably with the other party (employee, employer, sponsor). Sometimes if something is offered that is not required by law, you will have to weigh up whether it's worth demanding your rights if the result is that an offer is withdrawn.
  2. Contact (telephone, visit) the following:
  3. Contact a lawyer for advice, or to communicate with the other party, or to move a case into the court system.
  4. Dubai Police if there is a serious legal issue that needs resolution, or to encourage action from a slothlike person or organisation (a check has bounced for example). But seriously consider contacting a lawyer first.
  5. The UAE court system to obtain a legal solution. This could be time consuming, expensive (the loser might end up paying all costs), and sometimes apparently inconsistent with what you thought the law said or with previous similar cases you thought you knew about. Don't end up in court without having spoken to a lawyer.
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