United Arab Emirates

ICNL’s resources and information on United Arab Emirates.

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Philanthropy Law Report

The United Arab Emirates has a culture of giving that originated in tribal and religious traditions. In the twentieth century, the state and ruling families of the emirates institutionalized these traditions as many leading families invested their personal wealth in various philanthropic enterprises. Today, philanthropic activity in the UAE is significant in its magnitude. The report (available in English and Arabic) explores the current state of laws and regulations affecting philanthropy, unpacking the history, and the present-day legal environment. It is accompanied by supplemental materials to provide more context on civil society and philanthropy in the UAE.

Resources

Infographic: UAE Philanthropic Entities (by Location)

Infographic: UAE Philanthropic Entities (by Location)
This donut graph categorizes the 98 total philanthropic entities in the United Arab Emirates by their location ... Read More

Fundraising Dos and Don’ts in Dubai

Fundraising Dos and Don’ts in Dubai
The legal system in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) is based on the civil law system, with Islamic Shari’ah law ... Read More

Infographic: UAE Philanthropic Entities (by Affiliation)

Infographic: UAE Philanthropic Entities (by Affiliation)
This donut graph categorizes the 98 total philanthropic entities in the United Arab Emirates by affiliation - government, independent or ... Read More
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News

Middle Eastern and North African Government Responses to COVID-19

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

ICNL Launches Philanthropy Law Reports

ICNL Launches Philanthropy Law Reports
The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is pleased to announce the launch of the Philanthropy Law Reports. Reports are currently ... Read More

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