Abdulla is an Associate in the Real Estate practice in Dubai, and has experience in working on real estate development, real estate sale and purchase and commercial real estate matters as well as real estate related dispute resolution.

Abdulla joined Al Tamimi & Company in August 2014 and brings with him the corporate and litigation knowledge of the UAE laws and regulations and court system, and he liaises on regular basis with the local authorities such as the Dubai Land Department (DLD), the Real Estate Regulatory Authority and the Dubai Municipality to keep up with new real estate regulations.

Prior to joining Al Tamimi & Company in 2014, Abdulla worked with various leading law firms in the region advising clients on contentious and non-contentious real estate matters, advising on all aspects of property transactions and real estate development within the UAE.

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Recent Experience

  • Assisting in the real estate due diligence for Apollo Global Management Inc. and its consortium of institutional investors on their USD2.7bn acquisition of a 49% stake in Abu Dhabi Property Leasing Holding Company RSC Ltd from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) – the strategic investment leveraged the rental income streams from an underlying real estate portfolio valued at USD5.5bn.
  • Assisting Schools and education investors in the registration of Musataha rights.
  • Assisting a high net worth private client in the sale of Building No. 5 in Emaar Square.
  • Assisting an international student accommodation service provider in the sale of a building in Dubai Academic City to a Dubai REIT.
  • Assisting a DIFC REIT to purchase an entire building located in the designated areas for foreign ownership.
  • Assisting various clients in the assignment of Dubai Real Estate Corporation lease agreements related to plots designated for schools.
  • Assisting various clients in the assignment of Dubai Investment Park long lease agreements and concluded the registration of the assignment at the DLD.
  • Assisting various clients in obtaining valuation certificates and payment of the applicable transfer fees related to shareholding changes in corporate entities that own real property rights.
  • Assisting various corporate clients in obtaining the required DLD NOC by drafting and issuing of Corporate Structure Certificates certifying the corporate structures of the clients.


  • Arabic
  • English


2009 – Bachelor’s Degree of Law, University of Sharjah


2012 – Bahrain Bar Association