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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


New NGO Framework in Dubai

2 November 2017

The Dubai Government has issued a new framework law governing the establishment and regulation of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), an initiative in support of a key strategy of the UAE government to formulate a comprehensive framework for charities and humanitarian organisations, having declared 2017 as the Year of Giving.

Dubai Law No. 12 of 2017 (The NGO Law) entered into force on 18 July 2017. This briefing addresses frequently asked questions and highlights the impact of the NGO law for the non-profit sector in Dubai.

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