What will happen to the baby when you get pregnant outside marriage in UAE?

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What will happen to the baby when you get pregnant outside marriage in UAE?

Tue May 15, 2018 10:17 am

Many Expat are asking about - what will happen to the baby when you get pregnant outside marriage/wedlock in UAE?

Ans: According to article 356 from the UAE penal code, getting pregnant outside of marriage is a crime punishable by law and, if arrested, the woman and the father of her child will be referred to court on charges of having sex outside of wedlock. If found guilty, both could be sentenced to jail time followed by deportation. With this in mind, it is advisable for the pair to get married to avoid criminal charges. However, if that is not possible for any reason and the woman decides to keep the baby, then it is safer for her to travel home to have the child.

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