Dubai Courts is organising monthly guided tours for the public to provide an insight into the justice system after a suggestion by one of the department’s Twitter followers.
The initiative, called “Twitter Visit” ,aims to enhance trust in the legal system and underline its openness and transparency.
Although aimed mainly at the 4,000 Twitter followers of Dubai Courts, any resident or visitor to the UAE can also take part.
“The move is important for reiterating our open-door policy and our keenness to reach the public and have an exchange with them on their issues and concerns,” said Ahmed Saeed bin Hazeem, general manager of Dubai Courts.
“It is also an opportunity for those interested to learn more about the UAE legal system.”
Tours will take place on the final Wednesday of every month and last for two hours. Guides will speak Arabic, but translations in English and other languages will be available.
A video will show viewers the stages of development the courts have gone through since first being established at Al Naif fort. The video will also feature commentary by legal experts and senior court and law enforcement officials.
“During these meetings we will be able to explain the vision behind the judicial apparatus, and why certain decisions or procedures are taken. We will explain why sometimes procedures are delayed.
To register for a tour, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the court in person, or call the court on 04-3030680 during office hours.