Factsheet: Regulatory Differences Between UAE Jurisdictions


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.

This factsheet examines the differences between four key jurisdictions: Onshore UAE (excluding Dubai), Onshore UAE (Dubai), the Dubai International Financial Centre and the International Humanitarian City.

More information about the environment for civil society and philanthropy in the United Arab Emirates can be found in our UAE Philanthropy Law Report.