Construction is an important aspect of the UAE’s economy and at Ahmed Alhamli Law Firm we make sure to pay close attention to the demands of our wide range of clients in this field. In the UAE, construction covers a wide range of legal issues including contract law, bonds and bonding, guarantees and sureties, liens, tendering, construction claims, and related consultancy contracts. Construction law affects many participants in the construction industry in the UAE, including financial institutions, surveyors, architects, builders, engineers, construction workers, and planners. In recent times, the UAE’s engineering and construction industry has been among the busiest in the world.

There are buildings almost everywhere we look in the world. Hence, construction law is everywhere as well. Where the construction is, this type of law is present as well, for the regulation of the efficiency, effectiveness, safety and ethics of this matter. This law ensures that the construction of any building is done under the required and defined standards.

In the United Arab Emirates, the buildings are swarming the country as it is one of the fastest growing places in the world. This makes it evident that regulations are definitely laid down to regulate the construction of these buildings.

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Common Disputes with Contracting and Construction

Because of the complexity that goes with it, there can be legal issues that need to be handled like problems with regard to the contracts, defects in construction, injuries or accidents in the workplace or issues in obtaining building permits.

The government is playing its role in regulating this certain aspect in the country, which is the construction of buildings. There are strict rules and regulations with regard to this industry as loss of human lives and financial loss can incur with one single and smallest mistake. Therefore, not complying with the laws will result in imposition of huge penalties.

This is why construction lawyers in UAE are available to extend their help from the start of an agreement until the end of it and throughout any claims against them. The parties are advised of their duties and responsibilities as well as their rights. They are also informed of how to better comply with the laws of the country.

The construction lawyers will help the clients with the contract to anticipate everything that might arise during execution stage and thereafter. The lawyers also direct the parties how they should deal with such developments.


As per the agreement that is signed between the parties, a construction law attorney will ensure that the payment has been fully received by the contractor (which covers the materials, labor, etc.). An action will be taken by the lawyer if in case there is still an unpaid sum that should be covered as per the date or terms of the contract.

Construction Contracts

We can aid you in drafting the contracts that will serve to be binding documents between you and your clients. By assisting you, we can make sure that your contracts have the proper clauses, terms, conditions, etc. A construction contract attorney makes sure that all the costs that will incur, shall be stated in the contract to be covered by the contractor’s client.

Construction Claims

As per the request, a claim for added time and compensation, delays, design defects, job site conditions, etc. can be forwarded to a lawyer assisting in this matter. A lawyer can represent the claimant in negotiations as well. A construction lawyer will ensure all claims conform to any contractual obligations or legal requirements.

Construction Proposals

When a contractor wants to bid for a project, pitching in their proposals, the construction lawyers can help in making one. They can also aid with regard to contract interpretations. In the event that a proposal is rejected or returned to them unawarded, these lawyers can also assist and help in challenging for it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Construction Law?

Construction law is a branch of law that deals with matters relating to building construction, engineering, and related fields. It is in essence an amalgam of contract law, commercial law, planning law, employment law and tort.