What is the cost of proceedings in the Emirate court based on?
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister has issued, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Law No. 21 of 2015 regarding the new fees of the Dubai Courts. The new law, in its first article, replaced the provisions of Articles (8), (14) and (35) of the original law with other provisions relating to non-payment of fees and the estimated value of the case, in addition to the relative fees for implementation as follows:
Not subject to fees:
According to the amended Article (8), some category, claims, appeals, and applications are not subject to the fees prescribed by the original law, i.e. claims, appeals or applications filed by federal or local governmental authorities in the emirate or any of the emirates of the country, claims related to endowments موقوفات, donations هبه and wills for charitable works, and charitable associations, as well as claims filed by shareholders against the Board of Directors of a public shareholding company or its executive management, are not subject to fees, whenever the percentage of the company’s claimants’ share does not exceed (10%) of its total shares.
Furthermore, the fees prescribed by the original law shall not be subject to appeals against alimony judgments, a deposit by Trustee in Bankruptcy, bidder’s deposit of the price of the property, and what the federal and local governmental authorities deposit on behalf of the concerned parties. Applications for publicity or proof of Islam, ratification of a social welfare application, and requests for death and heredity are not subject to the fee.