History of the Legal System
The inception of the first court in the UAE dates back to 1971, situated in Abu Dhabi. The inaugural legal code, officially designated as Federal Law No. 1 of 1972, laid the cornerstone for the country's legal system, delineating the authorities and obligations of the federal government.
Over the years, the UAE has amalgamated Islamic principles with modern legal structures, creating a unique legal framework that balances tradition with contemporary legal practices, leading to the the establishment of an complex network of federal and local courts. These courts now handle a broad spectrum of cases encompassing civil, criminal, and commercial matters.