Skip to main content

Archive by Category

Countries: United Arab Emirates

    Middle Eastern and North African Government Responses to COVID-19

    September 14, 2020

    This page provides information on Middle Eastern and North African government responses to the coronavirus, using information from the COVID-19 Civic Freedom Tracker.

    Infographic: UAE Philanthropic Entities (by Location)

    August 1, 2018

    This donut graph categorizes the 98 total philanthropic entities in the United Arab Emirates by their location.

    Fundraising Dos and Don’ts in Dubai

    August 1, 2018

    The legal system in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) is based on the civil law system, with Islamic Shari’ah law serving as the primary source of legislation.

    Infographic: UAE Philanthropic Entities (by Affiliation)

    August 1, 2018

    This donut graph categorizes the 98 total philanthropic entities in the United Arab Emirates by affiliation - government, independent or other.

    Infographic: UAE Philanthropic Entities (by Mission)

    August 1, 2018

    This donut graph categorizes the 98 total philanthropic entities in the United Arab Emirates by their mission.

    Timeline: The rise of philanthropy in the UAE

    August 1, 2018

    This interactive timeline tracks the rise of philanthropy and civil society in the United Arab Emirates since 1969.

    Factsheet: Regulatory Differences Between UAE Jurisdictions

    August 1, 2018

    The UAE has a federal regulator for philanthropic organizations. While this authority regulates philanthropic organizations at the federal level, such organizations are in most cases also subject to emirate-level regulation as well.

    United Arab Emirates Philanthropy Law Report

    August 1, 2018

    ICNL’s United Arab Emirates (UAE) Philanthropy Law Report explores the current state of laws and regulations affecting philanthropy.

    The Legal Landscape for Philanthropy in the Arab Gulf

    December 1, 2017

    Global Trends in NGO Law, Volume 8, Issue 1 (December 2017) ICNL recently launched the Philanthropy Law Reports, which provide information on national laws and […]

    Law No. 12 of 2017 regulating Civil Societies in the Emirate of Dubai

    November 8, 2017

    D u b a i G o v e r n m e n t – O f f i c i a l G […]

    ICNL Launches Philanthropy Law Reports

    March 27, 2017

    The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is pleased to announce the launch of the Philanthropy Law Reports. Reports are currently available for India, China, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa.

    Law No. 6

    September 15, 2016

    Issue (322)-Year (41) – Jumada Al -Awwal 15, 1428 A.H. -May 31, 2007 A.D. Law no. (6) of 2007 Concerning The Establishment of the International […]

    International Humanitarian City Registration Regulations

    September 15, 2016

    Registration R egulations – Version 2 Page 1 of 37 The International Humanitarian City Registration Regulations Registration R egulations – Version 2 Page 2 of […]

    International Humanitarian City Licenses Activity List

    September 15, 2016

    International Humanitarian City Licenses’ Activity List Notes 1 Issuance of Licences 1.1 Licences shall be issued by the International Humanitarian City Authority (the ” Authority […]

    International Humanitarian City Licensing Regulations

    September 15, 2016

    Licensing Regulations – Version 1 Page 1 of 20 The In ternational Humanitarian City Licensing Regulations Licensing Regulations – Version 1 Page 2 of 20 […]

    Law No. 1

    September 15, 2016

    Status: Law in force DUBAI LAW No. 1 of 2012 Gazette No. 361 Dubai Government Official Gazette Law No. 1 of 2012 Regarding the International […]

    International Humanitarian City General Rules and Regulations

    September 15, 2016

    General Rules and Regulations – Version 2 Page 1 of 21 International Humanitarian City General Rules and Regulations General Rules and Regulations – Version 2 […]

    Incorporation/ Registration of a DIFC Entity, Nonprofit Incorporated Organizations (NPIO)

    September 15, 2016

    Client Handbook Incorporation/Registration of a DIFC Entity Non -Profit Incorporated Organisations (NPIO ) 2 Content s: I. Introduction II. Non -Profit Incorporated Organisations III. In […]

    DIFC Trust Law No. 11, as amended

    September 15, 2016

    —————————————————————————————————— TRUST LAW DIFC LAW No. 11 of 2005 —————————————————————————————————– Consolidated Version (May 2010) CONTENTS P ART 1 GENERAL …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1 1. T ITLE ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… […]

    Nonprofit Incorporated Organizations Regulations

    September 15, 2016

    NON PROFIT INCORPORATED ORGANISATIONS REGULATIONS (NPIO R) In force on 23.12.2012 NON PROFIT INCORPORATED ORGANISATIONS REGULATIONS CONTENTS The contents of this module are divided into […]

    DIFC Law No. 6, Nonprofit Incorporated Organizations Law

    September 15, 2016

    NON PROFIT INCORPORATED ORGANISATIONS LAW DIFC LAW NO . 6 OF 201 2 Consolidated Version (December 2013) As Amended by DIFC Law Amendment Law DIFC […]

    DIFC Law No. 7, Nonprofit Incorporated Organizations Amendment Law

    September 15, 2016

    NON PROFIT INCORPORATED ORGANISATIONS LAW AMENDMENT LAW , DIFC LAW NO . 7 OF 2013 In this document underlining indicates new text and striking through […]

    General Rule-making Instrument No. 119

    September 15, 2016

    GENERAL MODULE (GEN) INSTRUMENT (NO 119) 2013 The Board of the Dubai Financial Services Authority in the exercise of the powers conferred on them by […]

    Law of the Municipality of Ras Al Khaimah

    September 15, 2016

    Natural Language Status: Law in force RAK LAW No. 999 of 1981 Emirate of RAK Official Gazette Law of the Municipality of Ras Al Khaimah […]

    Emiri Decree No. 1 concerning the Establishment of the Charity Works Association in Sharjah

    September 15, 2016

    Status: Law in force SHJ DECREE EMIRI No. 1 of 1989 Sharjah Government Official Gazette Emiri Decree No. 1 of 1989 Concerning the Establishment of […]

    Law No. 12 concerning the Establishment of the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities

    September 15, 2016

    Status: Law in force DUBAI LAW No. 12 of 2005 Gazette No. 306 Dubai Government Official Gazette Law No. 12 of 2005 on the Establishment […]

    Law No. 14 amending Certain Provisions of Law No. 12 on Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department

    September 15, 2016

    Status: Law in force DUBAI LAW No. 14 of 2005 Gazette No. 306 Dubai Government Official Gazette Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Amendment […]

    Resolution No. 12 on Rules for Licenses of Religious and Charitable Societies and Organization of their Activities in the Emirate of Dubai

    September 15, 2016

    ISLAMIC AFFAIRS & CHARTABLE ACTIVITIES DEPARTMENT G O VER N MENT OF DUBAI Rules for Licenses of Religious and Charitable Societies and Organization Of their […]

    Law No. 2 on the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department

    September 15, 2016

    Natural Language Status: Law in force DUBAI LAW No. 2 of 2011 Dubai Government Official Gazette Law No. 2 of 2011 on the Department of […]

    Executive Council Resolution No. 26 concerning Charities, Quran Memorization Centers and Islamic Foundations in the Emirate of Dubai

    September 14, 2016

    Natural Language Status: Law in force DUBAI RES EXEC COUN No. 26 of 2013 Executive Council Resolution No. 26 of 2013 concerning Charities,Quran Memorization Centers […]

    Federal Law No. 1

    September 14, 2016

    Status: Law in force FED LAW No. 1 of 1972 UAE Official Gazette Federal Law No . (1) of 1972 Federal Law No . (1) […]

    Decree No. 9 regulating Fundraising in the Emirate of Dubai

    September 14, 2016

    Natural Language Status: Law in force DUBAI DECREE No. 9 of 2015 Dubai Government Official Gazette Decree No. (9) of 2015 Regulating Fundraising in Dubai […]

    Federal Resolution No. 8 concerning Conditions for Licensing Societies for Public Benefits in Collecting Money

    September 14, 2016

    Natural Language Status: Law in force FED RES MIN SOC No. 8 of 1974 UAE Official Gazette Resolution No. 8 of 1974 concerning conditions for […]

    Federal Law No. 29 concerning the Establishment of the General Authority of Awqaf

    September 14, 2016

    Status: Law in force FED LAW No. 29 of 1999 UAE Official Gazette General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Awqaf [Fed Law 29 of 1999] […]

    Cabinet Resolution No. 1 concerning the Regulation of Work and Social Affairs

    September 14, 2016

    Natural Language Status: Law in force FED RES CAB No. 1 of 1977 UAE Official Gazette Cabinet Resolution No. 1 of 1977 concerning the regulation […]

    Federal Law No. 4 concerning the Establishment of the Zakat Fund

    September 14, 2016

    Status: Law in force FED LAW No. 4 of 2003 Gazette No. 394 UAE Official Gazette Federal Law No. 4 of 2003 concerning the Establishment […]

    Federal Law No. 9 concerning the Red Crescent Authority in the UAE

    September 14, 2016

    Status: Law in force FED LAW No. 9 of 2002 Gazette No. 384 UAE Official Gazette The Red Crescent Authority Serial Index of the Articles […]

    Federal Law No. 2 concerning Public Welfare Associations and Organizations

    September 14, 2016

    Natural Language Status: Law in force FED LAW No. 2 of 2008 UAE Official Gazette Federal Law No 2 of 2008 Concerning Public Welfare Associations […]

    Federal Cabinet Resolution 22 on the Organizational Structure of the Islamic Affairs and Awqaf General Authority

    September 14, 2016

    Status: Law in force FED RES CAB No. 22 of 2009 Gazette No. 493 UAE Official Gazette Organizational Structure of the Islamic Affairs and Awqaf […]

    Federal Law 2 on National Societies and Associations of Public Welfare

    December 2, 2015

    Federal Law No. (2) of 2008 in Regards of the National Societies and Associations of the Public Welfare. Article (2) In implementation of the provisions […]

    The Role of Human Rights in Countering Violent Extremism

    September 6, 2015

    This 2015 report by Human Rights First illustrates the vital importance for the United States to encourage its allies to implement security policies rooted in the reality that good governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights are essential tools in countering violent extremism.

    Trust Law

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Ministerial Circular 14 to All Public Benefit Associations

    December 1, 2011

    United-Arab-Emirates_14-1994.pdf This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on the legal environment […]

    Ministerial Resolution 193 on Unified Financial Regulations for Public Benefit Associations

    December 1, 2011

    United-Arab-Emirates_193-1999.pdf This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on the legal environment […]

    Ministerial Circular 3 to All Public Benefit Associations

    December 1, 2011

    United-Arab-Emirates_3-1999.pdf This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on the legal environment […]

    Ministerial Resolution 348 Concerning Licenses to Solicit Money

    December 1, 2011

    United-Arab-Emirates_348-1993.pdf This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on the legal environment […]

    Federal Law 20 Amending Provisions of Federal Law 6 of 1974 Concerning Public Utility Associations

    December 1, 2011

    LAW NO. (14) OF 2017 REGULATING AWQAF AND ENDOWMENTS IN DUBAI WE, MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM, THE RULER OF DUBAI o HAVING REVIEWED the […]

    Ministerial Resolution 427 on Establishment Record Cards

    December 1, 2011

    United-Arab-Emirates_427-1994.pdf This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on the legal environment […]

    Ministerial Resolution 538 Amending the Resolution Concerning Licenses to Solicit Money

    December 1, 2011

    United-Arab-Emirates_538-1994.pdf This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on the legal environment […]

    Administrative Circular 7 on Public Benefit Associations Meetings

    December 1, 2011

    United-Arab-Emirates_7-1994.pdf This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on the legal environment […]

    Ministerial Resolution 752 Amending the Unified Financial Regulations for Public Benefit Associations

    December 1, 2011

    United-Arab-Emirates_752-2002.pdf This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on the legal environment […]

    Federal Law 6 Concerning Public Utility Associations

    December 1, 2011

    LAW NO. (14) OF 2017 REGULATING AWQAF AND ENDOWMENTS IN DUBAI WE, MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM, THE RULER OF DUBAI o HAVING REVIEWED the […]

    Federal Law 6 Concerning Public Utility Associations

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Federal Law 20 Amending Provisions of Federal Law 6 of 1974 Concerning Public Utility Associations

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    National Funds to Support Civil Society Organizations

    January 30, 2010

    This paper explores the key strategic and operational questions that arise during the development of funds and foundations that support civil society organizations (CSOs).