Factsheet: Regulatory Differences Between UAE Jurisdictions

Published: August 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.

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.

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