UAE siblings' 22-year-long dispute over 100 palm trees inheritance


UAE crime, palm trees, date, ras al khaimah, uae laws

Ras Al Khaimah - Brother accused of harvesting and selling dates, without sharing the revenues.

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Published: Wed 23 Oct 2019, 4:30 PM

Last updated: Wed 23 Oct 2019, 6:40 PM

Two brothers stood trial at the Plenary Civilian Court in Ras Al Khaimah over a 22-year inheritance litigation, involving a building and 100 palm trees. 
As per court records, the case unfolded when one of the two brothers appropriated the bequest their late father left and prevented all heirs, including the other brother, from benefiting from the same.
In his complaint, the first brother said his sibling had harvested the dates of the 100 palm trees and sold it without sharing the revenues with the heirs.
"He also took hold of the property and benefited from it without sharing any revenue with the heirs," he told the court.
The defendant had illegally introduced changes to the building without the consent of the heirs, he added.
"He took hold of all the documents and valuable items in the property without permission from the heirs."
The complainant brother requested the court to close down the building and order his brother to distribute the inheritance as per the Sharia law.
He also asked the court to order his brother to give back their share from the revenues of the building and 100 palm trees since he took hold of them in 1997.
"I would also request two real estate and agricultural experts to be assigned to assess the share of each legal heir from the revenues of the said property and palm trees over these years."
The court ordered adjournment of the case to next Tuesday.

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