Types of Courts in UAE

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To achieve the full extent of justice, the UAE adopts three levels of courts for litigation purposes. This system enables effected party to challenge the case and present more evidence within the provisions of the law.

Types of courts in UAE:

        • Court of First Instance (federal and local)
        • Court of Appeal (federal and local)
        • Federal Supreme Court (at the federal level) and the Court of Cassation at the local level of the emirates which have independent judicial departments.

Court of First Instance

Court of First Instance is the first degree of litigation and Its jurisdiction includes examining statement of claims, authentication of documents, all urgent matters related to disputes among the people and safeguarding their rights.

Court of Appeal

Court of Appeal is the second degree of litigation which entitles the litigant affected by the Court of First Instance to appeal his/her case before a higher court in accordance with the provisions of the civil and criminal procedural laws effective in the UAE.

“All Cases that its Value is less than 50,000 AED cannot be appealed Before this court unless the value of the claim is undetermined”

Court of Cassation

Court of Cassation is the higher judicial body with power to try cases contested by the Court of Appeals. It supervises the interpretation of laws and its proper enforcement. All decisions of Court of Cassation are final and binding and are not subject to appeal.

“All Cases that its Value is less than 500,000 AED cannot be appealed Before this court unless the value of the claim is undetermined”

For More Information Visit: https://www.government.ae/en/about-the-uae/the-uae-government/the-federal-judiciary/the-system-of-courts


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