The enforcement of foreign judgments in the UAE is subject to the regulations provided by the UAE Code of Civil Procedure as well as the several bilateral and multilateral international conventions to which UAE has adhered. It is important to note that the same laws and regulations for the enforcement of such judgments apply in all the seven emirates of the UAE (i.e. Abu Dhabi (the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain).
A study thoroughly explaining the applicable laws, needed documents and required procedures to enforce foreign judgments in the UAE, was prepared by one of our associates, Christiane Ghneim. This study will be published by Kluwer Law International in May 2017