The domestic jurisdiction of the emirate of Dubai is a matter of public order
According to the relevant articles of the UAE Constitution and the UAE Civil Procedure Law, any legal action must be filed before the courts of the relevant emirate having jurisdiction, failing which the court may dismiss the action on the grounds that it has no jurisdiction to hear the matter.
Jurisdiction is an extremely important issue that should be taken into consideration a) prior to concluding any contract; b) at the conclusion of a contract; and c) whenever a dispute arises that requires recourse to the courts.
According to the relevant articles of the UAE Constitution and the UAE Civil Procedure Law (the CPL), any legal action must be filed before the courts of the relevant Emirate having jurisdiction, failing which the court may dismiss the action on the grounds that it has no jurisdiction to hear the matter. This is because most jurisdictional issues are classified as Public Order matters which the courts should address sua sponte even if the parties themselves do not address them…
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