Abu Dhabi to allow non-Muslim civil marriage under family law shakeup

UAE flag flies over a boat at Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates May 22, 2015. REUTERS-Ahmed Jadallah-File Photo-File Photo

The ruler of Abu Dhabi issued a new law on Sunday governing personal status matters for non-Muslims in the emirate, which includes an article on civil marriage, state news agency WAM said.

The decree from Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, who is also president of the United Arab Emirates, aims to “enhance the position and global competitiveness of the emirate as one of the most attractive destinations for talent and skills,” WAM said.

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