As a result of the declared nationwide state of emergency due to COVID-19, the Dubai courts have initiated the following remote services for Dubai Notary and Dubai Economy.
Dubai Notary Services: The Notary Public offices in the UAE are now closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government has introduced remote notarial services until 9 April 2020 to be able to continue to provide companies and individuals with minimum services necessary for their continued operation. The following are the limited notarial services currently being provided remotely for:
- all types of powers of attorney;
- legal notices;
- agreements related to civil companies for the purpose of their incorporation and introducing any amendments to their memoranda of association; and
- local agency service agreement.
The remote Notary Public services will be conducted via video call during the hours between 8am and 4pm Sunday to Thursday. The requirements for translated documents, supporting documents and such are still required for remote notarization. We will continue to provide our usual services to assist with the remote notarization process for the limited notarizations listed above (including translation services).
Dubai Economy Services: Dubai Economy has requested the avoidance of the Happiness Centers for a period of two weeks but they are still available to answer any queries by phone or e-mail. We will continue to provide our usual services in connection with Dubai Economy.
In conclusion, in response to the COVID-19 situation, Dubai has put in place remote notarial and corporate services for certain transactions in order to assist companies in continuing the operations.
Please note that the above is only a summary of the new measures that have been in place and not legal advice.
Should you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact:
Head of Structuring