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If you can’t afford a lawyer services in UAE don’t worry both of Dubai & Abu Dhabi governorates are supporting pro bono services.
An accused person in a case involving a possible life sentence automatically gets a government appointed lawyer, while those facing prison terms of between three and fifteen years can ask for a court-appointed lawyer, if they cannot afford one. From 2012, the first public defender’s office, which is a new service introduced by the Community Development Authority, will provide free legal representation for anyone accused of a criminal offence – if they cannot afford a lawyer by themselves.
The DIFC Courts are an independent common law judiciary based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) with jurisdiction over civil and commercial disputes in or relating to the DIFC. For disputes involving companies based in DIFC, litigants on modest incomes can apply to get pro-bono (free legal advice) from a fund set up by the DIFC Courts. You will need to download the initial form from the DIFC Court’s website.
Dubai Police Legal Affairs Department also has a free online service called ‘Your Legal Consultant’ to receive legal advice online in English and Arabic. It may take up to 5 working days for a response depending on the query which range from simple to complex enquiries on criminal, administrative, traffic law or other miscellaneous enquiries. Legal Consultant’ to receive legal advice online in English and Arabic.