121. Issue of a witness summons

(1) A witness summons may only be issued by the Court, and is issued on the date entered on the summons by the Court.
(2) A party must obtain the Court's permission where he wishes to —
(a) in the case of a witness domiciled or resident in the UAE (including ADGM), have a summons issued less than 7 days before the date of the trial;
(b) in the case of a witness domiciled or resident in any other jurisdiction, have a summons issued less than 21 days before the date of the trial; or
(c) have a summons issued for a witness to attend Court to give evidence or to produce documents on any date except the date fixed for the trial, or at any hearing except the trial.
(3) The Court may set aside or vary a witness summons issued under this Rule.