SOAS University of London

School of Law

Ahmad Aldarbas

BA (UAE), LLM (University of Westminster), PhD (SOAS)
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Ahmad Aldarbas
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Thesis title:
The legal framework of foreign investment in the GCC real estate sector
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Currently I am doing a research on 'The regulatory framework of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Gulf's real estate sector'. The research will evaluate the legal protection for citizens, GCC nationals and foreign investors in commercial and residential real estate sector in (GCC). The primary countries included in the research is Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait. The Saudi Arabia and Oman are included in the research as secondary countries, due to the lack of information and resources.

PhD Research

The research will focus on the black letter law that regulate the real estate sector in the Arabian Gulf region.


Real estate investment Law, finance law, mortgages law, property ownership, Islamic finance.