A new service launched by the Dubai Courts helps non-Muslims complete their marriage ceremonies within a day. Earlier non-Muslim couples in the Emirate could get married in a religious ceremony or at their home country’s embassy or consulate. The service is in line with the new Federal Personal Status Law that covers marriage, divorce, and inheritance of non-Muslim nationals and expats in the UAE. It will regulate marriage conditions and the procedures of contracting and documenting the marriage before the courts and specify the procedures of divorce that can be initiated jointly or unilaterally. Here’s a step-by-step guide for couples to get their civil marriage contracts in 24 hours: • 𝗩𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁 𝗮 𝗗𝘂𝗯𝗮𝗶 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗲. • 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮 𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺. • 𝗔 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗼𝘆𝗲𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗯𝗼𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀. • 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆. • 𝗜𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗮 𝗷𝘂𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗱. • 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗷𝘂𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁. • 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆. • 𝗜𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘃𝗶𝗮 𝘁𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐮𝐛𝐚𝐢 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝? According to the government department’s website, the service centres are in Al Yalayis, Wafi Mall and Al Barsha Traffic Building. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞? The marriage certificate issuance fee is Dh220. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬? — The applicants must be non-Muslims. — One of the parties must be a resident of Dubai. — Both applicants must be aged 21 years or over.