The Abu Dhabi Commercial, Conciliation and Arbitration Centre
In 1993, Abu Dhabi Chamber established Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre to settle trade disputes through conciliation and arbitration. The centre kept panels to register the names of specialists in the fields of conciliation, arbitration, expertise and translation.
Conciliation is conducted through a mediator accredited by the centre or selected by both disputing parties.
The conciliator's decision concerning a dispute is not considered binding, but it has the nature of recommendation on a proposal for dispute solving.
The default language is Arabic, unless the parties expressly choose English.
The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)
Dubai holds an autonomous arbitration institution known as The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) which replaced the former Centre for Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration.
The rules of arbitration are governed by Decree No. 11 of 2007, which was approved by H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai on 6 May 2007.
The new rules are available in both English and Arabic languages.
For more information read the DIAC arbitration rules, 2007.
DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre
DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre is a partnership between the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the DIFC. It was established in 2008 and is based in DIFC. The rules of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre are adapted from LCIA rules and are compatible with the civil and the common law systems. Written agreement of the parties is required for DIFC-LCIA jurisdiction to mediate in the case.
For more information, refer to DIFC-LCIA arbitration rules (PDF, 120 KB).
International Islamic Centre for Reconciliation and Arbitration (IICRA)
International Islamic Centre for Reconciliation and Arbitration (IICRA) is an international, independent, non-profit organisation of the Islamic finance industry.
The centre settles financial and commercial disputes that arise between financial or business institutions and their clients or between them and third parties that choose to apply the provisions of Islamic law and sharia principles in resolving disputes through reconciliation or arbitration.
The centre practices locally, across GCC and internationally. Agreement of the parties is required for IICRA's jurisdiction.
For more information, refer to IICRA.
Other arbitration institutions in UAE
Updated on 29 Aug 2019