STEP ONE

Emirates Bride - - STOCKLIST -

The cou­ple in­tend­ing to marry, to­gether with the bride-to-be’s fa­ther or her legal suitor and two other male Mus­lim wit­nesses, must be present at the Is­lamic mar­riage court for the cer­e­mony to take place. All wit­nesses must present their pass­ports which states they are ei­ther UAE cit­i­zens or valid UAE res­i­dence hold­ers. To be mar­ried un­der Sharia’ah law, the groom must be Mus­lim, while the bride can be of any reli­gion. Be­fore the wed­ding, a dowry has to be con­firmed and paid to the bride. If this does not oc­cur, a writ­ten dec­la­ra­tion must be pro­vided stat­ing that there is no dowry.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UAE

© PressReader. All rights reserved.