UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.
Legal Provisions: The United Arab Emirates differentiates between offshore and onshore arbitration proceedings:
Offshore arbitrations: Federal Arbitration Law (FAL) No. 6 of 2018; DIFC Law No. 1 of 2008 as amended, applicable at the Dubai International Financial Centre. An English version is available on DIFC website.The ADGM Arbitration Regulations of 2015, applicable in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
Onshore arbitrations: Federal Law No. 6 of 2018.
Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)
DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre
Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC)
Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Centre
New York Convention: Yes (ratification / accession: 21 August 2006); reservations: none.
ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification / accession: 23 December 1981).
Energy Charter Treaty: No.
Last updated February 2019