Since its establishment in 2008, and under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, "may God protect him", the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department has intensified its efforts to fulfill its role in legal work in the Emirate of Dubai. The Department's efforts come in response to the new challenges and their rapid repercussions and are based on well-informed future foreseeing  mindset that encourages investment in different innovative ideas and visions, and opens up to various global activities that raise the bar of services provided by the Department in line with its functions and duties in a manner that boosts the effectiveness of this vital sector and take the development journey in the Emirate to another level.

This ongoing development in the services provided by the Department is fostered by the employment of the latest digital technologies in a manner that meets the expectations of the wise leadership in promoting digital transformation of government processes and services, and gives customers an easy experience by obtaining high-quality, effective and flexible government services as required for business in the legal profession sector.

The Department's website, together with its smart application and Dubai Government Central Legal Services Portal, constitute means for service provision. The Department is fully committed to provide the highest level of information security controls and harness a safe electronic environment, especially now where readiness for business continuity is necessary due to new challenges and the need to develop strategies that guarantee effective electronic alternatives for clients to obtain services.​

Dr. Lowai Mohamed Khalfan Belhoul

Dr. Lowai Mohamed Khalfan Belhoul

Director General

In addition, the Department is keen to enhance continuous cooperation and communication with its strategic partners and recipients of its services via various channels and initiatives through which all options for supporting development opportunities in government legal work system to achieve the values of justice and the rule of law are presented. This, of course, stems from the Department’s firm belief in the importance of joint work that leads to pioneering and excellence, and reaffirms Dubai’s position as a global leader in various fields.