The Legal Framework for Arbitration in Dubai/UAE

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: No.
  • Legal Provisions: Arbitration Law DIFC Law 1 of 2008 is applicable to the jurisdiction of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). English version of the law is available on the DIFC's website.
  • UAE Civil Procedure Code, Federal Law No.11 of 1992, Articles 203 to 2018. English version of the law is available on the website of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre.

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification / accession: 21 August 2006); reservations: none.
  • European Convention: No.
  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification / accession: 23 December 1981); reservations: none.
  • Energy Charter Treaty: No. (Observers by invitation)

Arbitral Institutions

Last updated November 2016