The real estate legislative system is one of the bases of the sustainable development process. This research focuses on the role of the legal system in sustainable development, according to the most prominent relevant international reports. The uae ranked forty-first globally in the Human Development Index (hdi). In the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business Report’, the uae ranked second globally and first in the Middle East and North Africa (mena) for the ‘Dealing with Construction Permits’ indicator. Thus, the Emirate of Dubai is deemed the second-best city in the world in terms of ease of dealing with construction permits. For the ‘Registering Property’ indicator, the uae ranked tenth globally and first in the Middle East and North Africa (mena). Despite the uae’s great achievements in terms of developmental ranking at the global level, there is still more to achieve in the field of development.