Hindi Included as third official court language in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi has included Hindi as the third official language to be used in its courts, alongside Arabic and English. It is part of the efforts of Abu Dhabi to improve access to justice.
Inclusion of Hindi
The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) has announced that it has extended the adoption of interactive forms of statement of claims filed before courts by including the Hindi language alongside Arabic and English in labour cases.
The inclusion of Hindi language is aimed at helping Hindi speakers to learn about litigation procedures, their rights and duties without a language barrier, in addition to facilitating registration procedures via unified forms available through the ADJD website.
The adoption of multilingual interactive forms for claim sheets, grievances and requests aim to promote judicial services in line with the plan Tomorrow 2021 and increase the transparency of litigation procedure.
Indians in the UAE
The population of UAE is estimated to be around nine million of which 2/3rd are immigrants from foreign countries and the Indian community in the UAE, numbering 2.6 million, constitutes 30 per cent of the total population and is the largest expatriate community in the country.