Does the family law of UAE and Qatar apply to people who transit the airport, or who stay for not more than 1 day and enter the country for that purpose?
Especially laws about child custody.
UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi) and Qatar have quite big international flight hubs. The family law in these countries is quite different. AS far as I’m informed, women have the sole right and responsibility to care for a child there. And men have the right to determine where the child is supposed to live. For that sake men can also impose a flight ban on a child.
Does all this apply to transistors at the airport or other short term visitors?
Assume an mother lives with the child in Poland. She has sole custody and parental responsibility (but only in Poland). She flied to the Maldives for holiday with the child. She transits through Dubai.
Assume the father lives in Spain. Can the father issue a “flight ban” in the Dubai airport for the child? Can he prevent the child from transiting? Can he make the child to be held in UAE and to be disallowed to leave UAE until the child come of age? Can the pick-up the child or otherwise arrange the child to be transferred to Spain, because in UAE he has the right to decide where the child shall live ?