This article is written only to comment on the original post that was written by Ashleigh Stewart on the 30/04/2021 for the THE TIMES.CO.UK which brings into limelight the recent rules and regulations that were announced by the UAE authorities. The Original Article can be read: HERE
PAST PREGNANCY AND MARRIAGE LAWS IN THE UAE
Until recent times, having a child outside a wedlock was considered to be quite a taboo. However with the latest reforms that have come into place by the government of the UAE all of this is about to change. Previous laws of Nov 2020, decriminalized the consumption of alcohol and suicide. Unmarried couples were also given the freedom to live together however this led to other complexities such as a significant amount of unmarried women getting pregnant.
NEW LAWS ABOUT UNMARRIED PREGNANT WOMEN IN DUBAI
According to times.co.uk, the minister of presidential affairs, Mr. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed who is also the Deputy Minister signed the legal order.
The legal order is now states that all unmarried couples that are expecting a child need not leave the UAE but can apply for the birth certificate of their babies. A marital certificate will no longer be needed for that either. The new laws also allows kids to have education and healthcare services like any other child being born in the UAE.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KEEP IN MIND REGARDING THE LATEST UAE FAMILY LAWS
While the new legal order has definitely transformed for the better; abortion or homosexuality are certainly not allowed. With the increasing number of expats living in the UAE, the new law is only to provide a peaceful and nurturing environment for unmarried couples in UAE who wish to have babies without wedlock.
Presently the unmarried ladies living in the UAE can likewise get pregnant. and to add to it, it’s not the legitimate prerequisite to have a conjugal endorsement to apply for the birth testament of any child who is conceived illegitimately.
CONCLUDING THE NEW LAWS FOR COUPLES EXPECTING A BABY OUTSIDE A WEDLOCK
Officials have expressed that these new laws and changes are to ensure that UAE offers a serene and liberal climate to a wide range of ex-pats. In addition to the fact that it is the necessity of the changing times to ensure ex-pats that live in the UAE spend their lives peacefully and focus on what matters to them the most.
GEORGIA FOR UNMARRIED COUPLES
Despite the new laws, this hasn’t stopped a stagnant number of expats who are still considering getting married as a better solutions and have opted for destination weddings in Georgia. Some are even moving to Georgia to start a fresh life and establish their own company.
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