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Property Laws for Dubai and UAE

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Property ownership laws in Dubai

This page last edited April 2007 and is in dire need of an update. It does not yet include information about many recent changes. Our apologies. Mind the Gap.

This page is about laws governing property ownership in Dubai. For laws governing tenancy agreements and contracts in Dubai, see the Dubai tenancy laws or the Dubai rent cap pages.

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Lost property in Dubai

A new law was issued in 2015 regarding lost or abandoned property in Dubai. Announced by WAM 13 April 2015 as: Law No. (5) of 2015 on lost and abandoned property in the emirate of Dubai.

Confusion about who to give lost property to:

Several reports misunderstood the meaning of "property" and thought the new law referred to mislaid real estate (land, houses, apartments). Which did make it interesting to think about the logistics of transportation and storage of buildings and plots of land at police stations in Dubai. For example:

Last update Friday 15-Jan-2016
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