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Mohammed bin Rashid issues a law on the acquisition of real estate for the public benefit
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE in his capacity as Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, issued Law No. (2) of 2022 regarding the acquisition of real estate for the public benefit

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE in his capacity as Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, issued Law No. (2) of 2022 regarding the acquisition of real estate for the public benefit in the Emirate of Dubai, with the aim of ensuring the protection of private property and not affecting or expropriating it except for the public benefit. In return for fair compensation, organizing procedures for expropriating real estate for the public benefit in Dubai in accordance with specific and clear procedures, setting fair rules and foundations for compensation for properties expropriated in the emirate, in line with the best recognized international standards in this regard, and enabling public and private entities in the emirate to implement their projects aimed at to the public good.

The provisions of this law apply to all expropriations that take place on vacant plots of land in Dubai, including special development areas, and free zones, including the Dubai International Financial Centre, provided that the procedures, controls, and requirements for expropriating buildings and facilities erected on plots of land in the emirate, whether they are Completed or under construction, as well as compensation for it, pursuant to a decision issued in this regard by the Chief of the Court of His Highness the Ruler of Dubai.

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