Visa Expiry Fine


There is a fine of seven hundred fifty Dirhmas  ( AED 750/-) monthly for visa expiry whether you are inside our outside the country.



Sharjah Parking Timing


Sharjah Municipality has decided to cancel the free parking in Sharjah for middle of the day  from 1 pm to 5 pm. All Sharjah visitors must pay for the paid parking continuously from 8 am to 10 pm everyday except Friday and public holidays.

The same will be implemented from April 01, 2017.


Private Notary Services

We are honorably authorized to offer the Private Notary Services.
We therefore delegated to provide our professional services for assisting Dubai Court to notarize the documents such as POA, Job offer issued by Ministry of labor, MOA, Legal notice and etc.
In addition, we can provide you the Notary Public services at your place inside the jurisdiction of United Arab Emirates for any urgent transaction at any time.
Araa Group Advocates and Legal Consultants 

Bankruptcy or Insolvency

The UAE Cabinet has approved the new law of bankruptcy in September 04, 2016 and has been already signed and approved to continue in 2017. Lately, many companies and retail shops are closed and the owners have left the country with huge number of debtors and cases.

Therefore, the law of bankruptcy drafted which has been implemented in chapter No.5 of commercial transaction law.

The applicant who owns the company inside UAE can submit the request of bankruptcy after 30 days from their non-payment of entire dues in the court. The procedure of reviewing the matter of applicant is decided for each procedure how long the judge and experts will decide on matter anticipated approximately within 90 days. After the award is issued and confirmed the bankruptcy of the company the same judgment will be valid for a duration of 5 years.

The aforesaid law has adopted the law from Japan, Dutch and trusty from English law.

The law only applies for the companies, traders and businessmen who are registered in within UAE including sole establishment company, corporate company, and professional company however, free zone companies; DIFC and Abu Dhabi have their own procedure.

The applicant must submit a request of bankruptcy not later than 366 days of their pending dues.

The law has also considered individuals who cannot pay their debts and loan due to loss of their jobs and impact of the bankruptcy of the company which is call insolvency.

Many of the traders and businessmen raised questions regarding bounced cheques. Please note that the law of bankruptcy will not change the procedure and law of criminal cases with regard to the bounced cheque, however if the company has a case of bankruptcy in the court, we can hold the procedure of the criminal case for bounced cheque for sometime until the court decides the matter accordingly.

Moreover, please note that the foreign branches company who have registered within the UAE can also file a request for bankruptcy, although the mother company is not bankrupt.

After the court decides the bankruptcy of the company, the trusty will be appointed by the court for distributing the assets for the creditors. 

Non- Muslim Wills


All Expats and Investors have right to register their Wills through the court notary public and DIFC. The Expats can decide with regard to the division of their  assets including property, bank’s account, share of the company and etc.

In addition they can add the provision for appointment of the guardianship for their children in case of death. In case the Non -Muslim, Expat is died without having the wills, Sharia law will be applied on their assets  and some of the inheritance  will not receive their full rights as per the law of their country. We have two types of Wills, general and detailed wills.

Example for General wills:  I appoint my wife to be guardianship of my child and be a decision maker for all of my assets. She can own them and have right to do whatever she mind.

Detailed will: I wish to give full right to my oldest daughter only with regard to my banks account in emirates NBAD. I wish to give full right to my son for my properties in Dubai only.

There is a different official charges will be applied when you  have the detailed will for attestation.

Furthermore, DIFC allowed the Expat to include their RAK assets in their wills if any.

Expats have an option to register their wills through Notary public and DIFC. However, the wills should be translated into Arabic for registering in Notary public.