Legally Speaking - 23 January 2017
Legally Speaking: Foreigner marrying an Emirati
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Dubai-based lawyer Barney Almazar answers the most common questions regarding your legal options in various cases related to living and working in the UAE.
IF A FOREIGNER MARRIES AN EMIRATI, WILL SHE AUTOMATICALLY BECOME A CITIZEN OF UAE?
No. She is required to renounce her citizenship and apply for Emirati citizenship. Children with a foreign mother and an Emirati father can acquire Emirati citizenship.