My ex-husband gave me divorce in UAE as a Muslim through sharia law- he didn’t say the seegha himself but the Islamic judge pronounced the divorce, Iddah and everything else. I wanted to know if UAE follows the same sharia law criteria for divorce or am I not divorced yet?

If your husband is Shia, we can assume that he asked for the proper conditions of divorce to be met. It’s valid for the judge to say it as long as there are 2 just witnesses present when he said it. If he is Sunni, then the divorce is definitely valid and you are off the hook from him.

In any case, if your husband is Shia and he told you I did a valid divorce, you can take his word for that and consider yourself to be divorced from him. You do not have to investigate how the divorce happened.