My research led me to discover there are 3 reasons why people do not have Wills:
1. Lack of knowledge, the assumption they do not need a Will. Local law is clear, if a Will does not exist, local law will apply to all assets within the jurisdiction of UAE.
2. Not Enough Assets to leave, whilst you may not have many assets we all have some: car, bank account, personal possessions etc which are more easily managed with a Will, especially those in UAE. Other matters such as guardianship of children and funeral wishes are commonly included in Wills.
3. Time. Life in Dubai is busy. There are a 1,000 things to do and see. Making a Will is often at the bottom of the list, if it is even on the ‘To Do’ List.