International Parental Child Abduction

The United Arab Emirates is not a signatory to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Abduction Convention), nor are there any bilateral agreements in force between the United Arab Emirates and the United States concerning international parental child abduction.

Neither the Office of Children’s Issues nor consular officials at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the United Arab Emirates are authorized to provide legal advice.

The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, posts a list of attorneys, including those who specialize in family law.

This list is provided as a courtesy service only and does not constitute an endorsement of any individual attorney. The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms.  Professional credentials and areas of expertise are provided directly by the lawyers.

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