Dubai: Court cases’ processing time slashed to less than 100 days in 2022
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed stressed the importance of following up on improvement plans and utilising the existing digital infrastructure to complete transactions
The time required to complete cases at the Dubai Court of First Instance has gone down from 109 days in 2020 to only 96 in 2020. Processing time for cases in the appellate court was also slashed from 158 days to 136 during the same period, according to the latest data.
These figures were revealed at a recent Dubai Judicial Council meeting chaired by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE, and Chairman of the Dubai Judicial Council.
“We continue our efforts to enhance Dubai’s legislative and judicial environment to ensure prompt justice is delivered accurately and effectively. Our aim is to create a judicial system that is a global example of fairness and the protection of individual’s rights,” said Sheikh Maktoum.
He stressed the importance of following up on improvement plans and utilising the existing digital infrastructure to complete transactions.
In terms of completed lawsuits in 2022, non-criminal cases submitted to and completed at the Court of Cassation increased from 2,695 in 2020 to 3,588 by the end of 2022. Similar cases submitted to the Court of Appeal rose from 11,394 in 2020 to 14,887 in 2022. Completed criminal cases across all three litigation courts reached 41,727.