UAE: DIFC Wills Service Center Enacts New Registry Rules

9. July 2019  

The DIFC Wills Service Centre (DIFC Registry), based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), has been operating since 2014 and was established as an authority for non-Muslims to register wills for their estate in Dubai. In February 2017, the territory has been extended to include the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah as well. The DIFC Registry recently issued new Registry Rules (New Rules) which came into effect on 30 June 2019 that expand the geographical scope of the DIFC Registry and the applicable number of witnesses. This Legal Briefing provides an overview of the changes introduced by the New Rules.