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Adi Bitar

Adi Bitar

Sector : Academic Figures , Instructors

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : United Arab Emirates
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1924
  • Age : 93
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Adi Nasib Al Bitar "born in Alquds, Mandatory Palestine on December 7, 1924" was a judge, a legal advisor and lawyer who worked all over the Middle East. He was the author of the constitution of the United Arab Emirates. 

His father, Sheikh Nasib Al Bitar’s continuous relocation around Palestine forced him to enroll at the Terra Sancta School in Alquds as a boarder. He graduated school with honors.


He then was accepted by the Jerusalem Law Classes. These were established by the British mandate as a college of law to create a workforce of lawyers who understood the new laws that were being implemented in the region, replacing the existing Ottoman Laws. He graduated on April 26, 1948 and was registered as a lawyer on June 16, 1949.

He joined the district attorney's office in Jerusalem until his resignation August 18, 1956 to work in Sudan as a judge. During his time with the district attorney's office, Adi took part in the initial hearings of the murder of King Abdullah I of Jordan that occurred on July 20, 1951 in Jerusalem.


Two years after the formation of the UAE he died of colon cancer, and was buried in Dubai on March 4, 1973. Adi was buried next to his 10-year-old son Issa who had died three months earlier of leukemia.


Achievements and Awards

He was the author of the constitution of the United Arab Emirates.
In 1956, he was appointed as the Blue Nile District Judge in Sudan at Wad Medani, first as a deputy, and then with a full appointment a year later.
In 1964 he was appointed as the Legal Advisor to the Government of Dubai.
There he established the first Civil Laws and the Civil Courts and was appointed as Chief Justice.
He helped establish the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and many other projects.
Bitar was appointed as the Secretary General to the Trucial States Council in 1967, and served until it closed in 1971 when the federation was created and the United Arab Emirates emerged as a new Arab State.

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