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Getting divorce in dubai Posted Jan 25, 2009
hi everyone,
getting divorce in Dubai, how it is works? I am an Muslim and married to English girl, she is right now in England and I am in Dubai, both we are agree to divorce, no children or finance involved, so very simple and easy, just I want to divorce her in Islamic way and remarried straightaway to Muslim girl, remember I am Muslim(Australian citizen) and she is christian, me and my partner we got split bcoz she can not have kids(medical problem),
few question
1-can I get divorce in Dubai(mosque/court)? what do i need?
2-can I remarried in Dubai?
3-in Australian law I can not get remarried for next 12 months after divorce with Australian law in Australia. That is mean Australian embassy no way give me an single status certificate.
4- I am Muslim and as you know I can have more wife's and remarried again and again, so how is works in Dubai,
I got married in mosque in first time and later in registration office in Australia,
please if you know something say something, I need information about UAE law , NOT in Australia, Because I am not going back there for next 5-6 years, my wife she is happy to sign any kind of paper regarding divorce,

thanks everyone for replays,

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Posted Jan 25, 2009
Ask the marriage section of Dubai Courts? Tel 04-3347777.
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Posted Jan 26, 2009
thanks for replay.I tried call them but all phone line are busy or on answering machine. anyone experience?

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Posted Jan 26, 2009
dubai3d wrote:thanks for replay.I tried call them but all phone line are busy or on answering machine. anyone experience?

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Yes you can get a divorce here, get yourself a local lawyer specialising in matrimonial cases.
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Posted Jan 26, 2009
I called lawyer today, woww cost to much 15000-25000, I want just get divorce easily in mosque, in sharia law, I got married in 1 hour with no cost, any other easy way sage& onion?
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Posted Jan 26, 2009
Can she come to Dubai?. Then both of you can go to the court and file for divorce. The other option might be you going to England.
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Posted Jan 26, 2009
well. she want come to dubai, but not right now, we separate in good way , both of us agree with that, we are still remain good friends, the things didn't works, she is happy to sign any kind paper, but we do not need to go to court, we do not have fight or kids or property together, I can not understand why court, people goes to court when they got problem with kids, property and ,,,,,,,. we are both happy to get divorce peacefully, so I think the mosque should be enough isn't it? what do you think?
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Posted Jan 26, 2009
Only courts can make your divorce legal dude unless I'm missing something here in Dubai. I've had a non-contested divorce in the past, no kids invloved, just divided the assets mutually and the judge signed the paperwork, the whole process took a few hours but of course that was in Reno, NV "the divorce capital of the world"
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Posted Jan 26, 2009
Or you could just marry the other girl now. You said your a muslim and you believe in polygomy. I'm sure Dubai being a muslim country, it won't be a problem. Then later you can finalize your divorce with your current wife when she visits Dubai.
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Posted Jan 26, 2009
well I called the court today, I got someone on the phone, first he said you can remarried at anytime if you are Muslim, you can have 4 wife's(sharia law for muslin man only in Arab country), it is mean that I can married another one while I am married with the x-wife, the divorce process could be later, for divorce of course I need first go to mosque and later to court, but what about if she doesn't come to Dubai? I forgot to ask what about if the wife want divorce but she is not present in court or mosque, I heard about phone or guaranteer divorce, that someone can be in her place for divorce process, or imam call her to ask her if she wants divorce or not, I need to research.
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Posted Jan 26, 2009
hi guys ,

anyone has expeience with second marriage here in dubai? how does it works? what do I need to do?I mean in sharia law.....
any opinion welcome,

P.s : me and my partner we got split bcoz she can not have kids(medical problem),
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Posted Jan 26, 2009
dubai3d wrote:I called lawyer today, woww cost to much 15000-25000, I want just get divorce easily in mosque, in sharia law, I got married in 1 hour with no cost, any other easy way sage& onion?


Don't stop at calling one lawyer
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Posted Jan 26, 2009
I will keep calling them and also today i am going meet one of them near my place, see what he says to me,
thanks sage for your support
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Posted Jan 27, 2009
No need for lawyer if BOTH of you mutually agreed on the divorce.

BOTH of you go to Family Counseling section first at Dubai Court. Normally they will settle the couples first, but if you both agreed, then it would be easy and fast. You can't open a divorce case at court without their recommendation (in a letter).

Off course, you need to bring all the copies of passport, residence visa, marriage certificate (did you marry at civil registration office or only at mosque?). Have them translated into Arabic. Better also to make a mutual agreement between you and your wife in English & Arabic (in two columns, English on the left, Arabic on the right).

Bring the recommendation letter to the registration section for filing the case. Wait for the appointment date for the court. Usually one or two weeks time. Then both of you will face the judge. If there's no objection or correction to the agreement, you will be divorced at no time. Otherwise it will take total 2-3 months to go back and forth due to objection, misspelling on translation, etc.

BTW, it's not my business, but divorcing because she can't have kids, for me that is inhuman.

If she can't come, why don't you come over to your wife's place and get divorced there?
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Posted Jan 27, 2009
thanks xty for the replay,
yes it is useful information, yes we married at mosque, i have the paper of imam in Arabic and English, later we got married in registration office in Australia, in Australia I can not get remarried until 12 months after divorce, in Australia they don't believe to mosque marriage and also it is not recognized as real marriage, anyway I got married in mosque because I am Muslim, but now for me it is important remarried more than divorce, divorce can be later , there is no rush, but for remarried I am facing the time and time is gold(family and cultural issue), my x-wife she is agree if I get remarried, but she is not happy, so first divorce and remarried or can I remarried and divorce(x-wife) later,
she is working in England, so she can not leave her job and come here for 2 weeks for divorce, she wants easy divorce as easy marriage before in mosque. I don't know if I can divorce in England in mosque, also If I do is that recognizedhere in Dubai?
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Posted Jan 28, 2009
legally speaking, you're married (registered) in australia, so you have to cancel it in australia (or through australian representatives in other countries). normally you'll obtain divorce certificate. i don't know the rule in australia, but that's a normal rule/practice.

how does the dubai govt know that you're married to someone if your wife is not even a resident of dubai?

the point is, you can't divorce only in mosque as you have to cancel the marriage certificate. and BOTH of you should be residents of the country where you'd apply for divorce case.

again, my question is why don't YOU come over to your wife's place and get divorced there? YOU want the divorce so YOU make sacrifices. unless you're hiding something?
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Posted Jan 28, 2009
hi xty,
well I married in mosque and I have the original copy of the paper, with the photo of me and my wife on it, it is original copy in Arabic and English with signature of witness's as well, at this moment I am resident(work visa) of Dubai, so it is possible for me get divorce or married, because I am Muslim and Muslims can married and divorce in Islamic sharia law, I have nothing to do with Australian law at this moment, important is get divorce in sharia law and she start divorce process in march this year in Australia, she will send over the paper, and I'll sign it, that is about Australia,
here in Dubai, Muslim man can married as much as he can, is that true or not, that is what court say to me, so there is no way that law can stop me from getting married, but for female you have to have single certificate or death certificate of previews husband, in this case she can remarried again, but for men you don't need this kind of paper, but in Australia/England you do,
you didn't read my question before, if I go to England and get divorce there , I can get divorce only in mosque, so is this divorce recognized here in Dubai or not? otherwise I'll lose AED6000 for only one weekend trip to England and what happened if this paper didn't work? why should go to England if I can divorce here in mosque? I asked the mosque yesterday, yes I can divorce my wife here, if she is not present or she can not come to dubai, she needs write down a letter and send it here ,and I need find a witness(Muslim) so he can come with me to the mosque and I can start process of divorce with him (in place of her) in Arabic called ' wekalet'
also in sharia law if the wife she is away for 3 months without husband, it is divorce and both of the partner should remarried again, you know that,
at least you have reason(war,sick,kids,pregnant,family,back home country, work related issue, haj),
No man I don't hide any thing from anyone, just I want remarried again soon.
I'll find out the solution in next couple days, I'll let you know, if you know better way let me know XTY,
thank for the support ,
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Posted Jan 28, 2009
i'm not muslim, but believe me i know about poligamy, brief muslim/sharia law, and the divorce procedure in dubai court. though i didn't know that ones could get divorced without the presence of both. good for you then.

and i didn't know also that a wife is "automatically" got divorced if the couples are away for more than 3 months. i imagine lots of expats here in dubai who are away for one or even two years with their wives. so they all got divorced automatically?

but then if she agreed on the "mutual" divorce, i don't see why she can't help you finding every info, procedure, & possibility in england/australia first so that you won't waste your money.

when the court passes the judgment, they stated that on which law you'd follow. if you get divorce here then mostly they will (as per your request) to follow uae marriage/divorce law. and the judgment will be valid only within uae jurisdiction (there's no law applicable "worldwide"). to be valid in other country (or you can say worldwide), you must cancel the marriage certificate (as you stated that you're registered at australian civil office). after all, that's how you're required to have the translation & attestation of every documents (marriage, birth, degree) so to be valid in each country you reside. never worldwide.

so if let say one got divorced at dubai court (which follows uae law & jurisdiction) while the couples (or one of the parties) still hold valid marriage certificate from home country (where both got married), outside uae jurisdiction they may still be considered as "married". it's not impossible that one may make issues out of it in the future.

so as i said, for safer and the divorce (or the "single" status) be "valid" in other countries, make sure that the marriage certificate get canceled or destroyed (by both).

in my country, you'd get divorce certificate from civil office by exchanging (later be canceled) your marriage certificate and court decree (non-muslim) or through mosque (muslim). note on "exchanging".
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Posted Jan 29, 2009
Good morning again, nice to hear from you, about the expact muslim that they live here and they away from wife(like Indian/Pakistan/Arab countries) yeah they don't get divorce automatically if you have one of the reasons(war, sick and you need treatment/job that you need feed your family/......more), this people are in category of job to feed the family, any other reasons it is not acceptable in Islam and sharia law, if you are away from your wife for more than 3 months and there is no acceptable reason than the both are automatically divorce, they have to remarried again, why? in this period can be happened lot of things, that is why it is called haram(prohibited), so they need remarried in mosque again, for E.g in ost of the Muslim countries like pakistan /india/egypt/........people married at mosque first. the imam has to sign the marriage certificate with all witnesses.
later they are going to the office to get another certificate for passport reason, there is 1000 people that they are not registered in office only in mosque or at home by imam , if you can not go to mosque the imam will come to your home, my parents they are married and they never had office registered marriage certificate, I am sure alot of people who read this one right now they know that parents don't have marriage certificate at all, just mosque nd imam is enough for them,
but in dubai, yes it is commercial city, everything should be on paper. you need lot of certificate(work/marriage/school) ,
about me, going to England doesn't help me at all, yes I can get divorce without her be present in mosque or by imam, but she should know and right down letter or make video/voice (small) as evidence to say yes I want divorce . but she need declare that she hasn't been abused or treated or forced to get divorce, she is healthy(mentally / physical) , if she is sick or pregnant she can not get divorce,
In Australia, you can get divorce, but you can not get remarried , till 1 year later, but that is inside Australia, you can have girlfriend straightaway but not wife, looks bit silly,anyway but in Islam man can remarried again in anytime, but woman after divorce they can not get remarried straightaway, they have to wait for 3 months(3x blood period).

luckily we don't have kids, and our finance are not connected together, she has own property I do my own as well, in our marriage certificate we declare no finance connection, that is mean later she/I can take her/my property(ripping each others off), so ours is very simple,

I am going to court marriage section today see what they say, but I do not need lawyer but i need witness, you need lawyer when you have kids/finance problem,


I don't know if you want be one of my witness for divorce,lol
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Posted Feb 07, 2009
One woman more or less....I think its crazy you can have 4 at once...but hey just my 2 cents.

Anyway; you have two positions left after marrying this second girl. So why bother divorcing the first? Not getting greedy are ya :lol:
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