DIFC Wills and Probate Registry new Rules which were released on 25th June 2019 , has cam in to effect from 29th August 2019.
There are two major changes to the Rules:
Non-Muslims can include all their worldwide assets in the DIFC Will.
Testators who wish to register DIFC Wills only for their Dubai and/or Ras Al Khaimah Estates may continue to do so.
Guardianship Wills and guardianship provisions in the DIFC Will continue to be valid only for minor children who are habitual residents of either Dubai or Ras Al Khaimah.
The Authorized Officer/Probate Director will no longer be a second Witness to any of the Will signings as of 30th June 2019.
It is imperative that Testators are aware that they now need to bring two (2) Witnesses to the Will signing.
Witnesses must be at least 21 years old, with a valid photo ID.
Witnesses cannot be a Beneficiary or a Guardian (or a spouse of a Beneficiary or a Guardian) mentioned in the Will.