United Arab Emirates | Dubai


Damac Executive Heights. Office 801, 8th Floor. Barsha Heights (TECOM) P.O.Box: 112888 | Dubai, UAE

About Us

We are a boutique law firm born in 2002 in the United Arab Emirates, a land of multicultural, dynamic energy and progressive spirit, striving to be a leading example to the rest of the world in challenging the impossible. This is what lies in the DNA of Motei & Associates.

What has made us successful, is our deep understanding of the traditions of the land and the unique complexities and challenges faced by living in a country with multiple legal systems. We bring forward this on-ground knowledge to deliver not just a traditional legal expertise but a personalized, well-rounded, commercially sound advice that will lead to our client’s success.

We offer legal solutions and advice to private and corporate clients of either local or international origin based in Dubai/UAE or with business interests in the country. We assist in diverse legal practice areas such as commercial transactions, business setup & corporate advisory, dispute resolution & arbitration, employment, family & DIFC wills, and real estate

We offer advice in native Arabic, English and French.

Meet Ashraf El Motei

Ashraf is the founder of Motei & Associates. He began his career as a Public Prosecutor in Cairo, Egypt in 1990. Two years later, he commenced his private practice as an Associate with Baker & McKenzie – Cairo, Los Angeles and Dallas offices. In 1997, he moved to Dubai to act as in-house Counsel for Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), one of the leading drivers of economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa. Two years later, he was appointed as Regional Counsel by the Swiss multinational, Nestlé S.A. In 2002, Motei & Associates was born.

Ashraf holds a bacholor degree from Cairo University School of Law, Master of Law from Pari I – La Sorbonne, and Master of Laws (LL.M.) from SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas.

He has the right of audience before the Supreme Court in Egypt, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC Courts), and is listed on the Arbitrators panel of Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and Abu Dhabi Global Market – Arbitration Centre (ADGM).



Ashraf El Motei