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Getting married in Abu Dhabi

Decoding the step-by-step procedure on how to get married in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Government brought up its new family law in November 2021 by Articles 4 & 5 under Law No. 14 of 2021 to regulate personal family issues like marriage. The civil law applies to non-residents and tourists irrespective of their religions. The secular law allows ex-pats and tourists to marry under the civil marriage law. None of the spouses needs to be residents of Abu Dhabi or the United Arab Emirates.

In this article we decode the step by step procedure on how to get married in Abu Dhabi.

Know all about getting married in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi offers a legal marriage solution to couples who cannot marry in different corners of the world. The unique and exclusive is provided only in Abu Dhabi. Legal Counsel of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department says that secular rules regulate the civil marriage law instead of Sharia law.

Further, the marriage is only valid till the spouses’ countries apply Sharia Law to their family issues. Individuals can also submit online applications for marriage in Abu Dhabi from foreign countries, schedule their marriage ceremonies in Abu Dhabi, and sign their official marriage certificates. Abu Dhabi’s secular court issued its first-ever civil marriage contract for a Canadian couple in December 2021.

Procedure to your wedding in Abu Dhabi

Step 1

If you applying all by our self you can download the civil marriage application form available on the Judicial Department website of Abu Dhabi or contact a wedding agency if your case is complicated.

 Step 2

The next step requires you to send in the form. You can also send the form via any of the typing centers that you find at the shopping malls in Abu Dhabi.

Step 3

After submission, the court will give you the marriage date to arrange the ceremony.

Step 4

It is the final stage. The couple must visit the court on the fixed date and sign the marriage certificate. At maximum, the entire process is over in 10 minutes. Additionally, you can have a stamped original registry certificate on the same date.

Concluding on how to get married in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has come to the front not only as of the safest city all across the globe but also as a modern and liberal, cosmopolitan city that allows young individuals to tie wedding knots without any diplomacy or communal limitations.

With that said, if you do not want to take big chances with the legalization of your wedding documents; its always advisable to consult with a wedding agency who can guide you in the right direction.

Are you looking forward to marrying this summer? Get in touch with our wedding experts to guide you through the hassle-free steps of legally marrying your loved one.

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