About DIFC Wills

You can register different types of Will to fit your personal circumstances.

Different Types of DIFC Will

Eligible individuals have the option to register different types of Wills at the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry (the ‘Registry’) depending on the assets they wish to cover and whether or not the Will is to encompass guardianship arrangements.

There are currently four types of ‘DIFC Will’ that can be registered, referred to as the ‘Guardianship Will’, ‘Property Will’,  ‘Free Zone Company Will’ and the ‘Full Will’, the key features of which are summarised below.

To register a DIFC Will you must satisfy four key criteria:

  1. You are not a Muslim, and have never been a Muslim.
  2. You are over 21 years of age.
  3. You own assets in Dubai and/or Ras Al Khaimah.
  4.  Any children for which you wish to appoint guardians for must be habitually resident in Dubai or Ras Al Khaimah.

Which Will is right for me?

Please consider carefully which DIFC Will is right for you based on your personal circumstances and how these are likely to change in the near future. The key features of the different types of DIFC Will that you can register are summarised below.

Guardianship Will

  • Guardianship appointments only
  • Children must be 21 years or below
  • Children must be resident in Dubai
  • Permanent and interim appointments available

Property Will

  • Real estate property only
  • Limited to 5 real estate properties
  • Real estate in Dubai and/or Ras Al Khaimah
  • Online template Will

Full Will

  • Covers all types of assets
  • No limit on real estate properties
  • Dubai and/or Ras Al Khaimah assets
  • Guardianship appointments

Free Zone Company Will

  • Free zone and RAKICC company shares only
  • Limited to 5 separate shareholdings
  • Dubai and/or Ras Al Khaimah assets
  • Online template Will

Get in Touch

If you would like any more information to help you decide which DIFC Will is right for you or have any queries in relation to the decision making process, please contact us via the enquiry form below and one of our Registry Officers will get back to you.