The Institute of law and justice in Arab societies

Civil law

On this page you will find resources that relate to the Civil law applicable in the Arab countries.

Where legal texts are not directly from official legislative bodies of the countries concerned, the information should be treated with caution, and not used as a primary source. Should you be interested in an article or a passage specifically, please do not hesitate to contact us for verification by one of our bilingual jurists.


Saudi Arabia

Law of Procedure before Sharia Courts Royal Decree No.M/21, 20 Jumada I, 1421 [19 August 2000]


United Arab Emirates

Civil code, 1987



Civil Code, 1951