New Plan to enforce civil judgements of Dubai Courts approved


Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE, and Chairman of the Dubai Judicial Council, approved a strategic plan to further streamline enforcement of civil judgements of Dubai Courts.

Sheikh Maktoum – “The new strategic plan reflects Dubai’s commitment to raise excellence in Dubai’s judicial system and provide the highest quality of public services.

He further said the strategic plan includes a number of innovative initiatives designed to meet the needs of citizens and residents and create the ideal environment for the implementation of laws and regulations.

Execution of judgements

Taresh Eid Al Mansouri, Director General of the Dubai Courts, highlighted Dubai Courts’ commitment to expedite the execution of judgements, resolve challenges that may hamper the efficiency of judicial services, and redesign processes to enforce court judgements.

Judge Khalid Al Mansouri, President of Dubai Courts’ Execution Court, said the new initiative is aligned with Dubai Courts’ efforts to ensure the judicial system maintains the highest levels of transparency, speed and efficiency and protects the rights of all parties in a case.

New initiatives announced as part of the strategic plan include:

  • Writ of Execution Seal: The initiative seeks to facilitate the enforcement of a court judgement through an electronic Writ of Execution seal.
  • Smart Requests: The initiative aims to streamline Writ of Execution procedures so that the execution judge, execution officials and the special execution commissioner authorised by the court are notified about their enforcement responsibilities and tasks online.
  • Disclosure Platform:  This enables all authorities and officials involved in the execution of a ruling to be notified about the funds and assets of judgement debtors.
  • Sale Notification System: The initiative creates a system for notifying officials in charge of the execution of a judgement about items confiscated as part of a ruling so that they can be sold within a specified time frame
  • Integration with Ministry of Interior: Implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, this initiative seeks to ensure that rulings are enforced with the help of police and security departments.
  • Privatisation of Execution Procedures: Aligned with the procedures of Civil Law NO. (42) of 2022, Dubai courts will issue a decision to license private companies to provide execution services.