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Dubai court marriage requirements vs your online marriage


The Dubai court marriage is available to Muslims who are resident in the country. Expats of other religious denominations can only get married in their churches or temples and get their marriage registered in their embassies. Many find this hard to deal with and opt for an online wedding.

Even after the couple get their certificate, there are other vital steps that must be taken before the document can be recognized on a global basis. The steps will be discussed in the course of this article. We will also consider why an online marriage is excellent.


Paperwork is important when preparing for a marriage in the Dubai courts. Knowing what is acceptable and what is not beforehand will save them a lot of stress.

The following papers are prioritized during the court marriage proceedings;

  • Birth certificates of the bride and groom
  • Passports
  • Divorce/Death certificates
  • Premarital medical screening results, and
  • Passport photographs

In addition to the requirements above, the couple must also present male witnesses and the bride must approve of the union. The legal age for marriage in Dubai is 18. 


If the couple is not of the Muslim religion, then the route is usually longer. Instead of the courts, they will use their churches or temples. 

The marriage certificate is first translated into Arabic. Next, the Public Notary certifies the documents. Finally, attestation and authentication are done at the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs respectively.


Court marriage in Dubai is very good because it will ensure maximum protection of the man, the woman, and the children that will come forth from the marriage. An online wedding also guarantees the same protection for the parties in the marriage and it is even better because it will save the couple a lot of physical stress.

Individuals with varying conditions can take advantage of the privileges that an online marriage affords. So far as the required documents are provided the process will pull through smoothly.

If you still have lingering questions about the online marriage process, it is recommended that you reach out to our team of wedding experts who will be glad to give you the most accurate guidance.

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