The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) is the region’s largest alternative dispute resolution centre. As a non-profit organisation, DIAC allows parties from all nationalities and jurisdictions to settle commercial disputes outside judicial courts.
DIAC was established in 1994 as the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre. A decade later, it evolved as the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) under Decree No. (10) of 2004.
In September 2021, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued Decree No. (34) of 2021 on the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). The Decree rendered DIAC an independent entity, modernised its corporate governance framework, and reinforced its position as the leading arbitration centre in Dubai.
Since its inception, DIAC has gained extensive expertise in arbitration case management, securing the resolution of nearly 5000 cases, varying in value, complexity, and economic sector. The total number of registered cases reached an aggregate value of around AED 70 billion, equivalent to USD 19.1 billion.
As part of DIAC’s commitment to continuous development and efforts to consolidate Dubai’s position as an international dispute resolution hub through alternative methods, the Centre introduced its new Arbitration Rules in 2022. These rules address the evolving needs of arbitration and business communities and optimise and improve the efficiency of arbitration procedures.
Today, DIAC is on a mission to provide unmatched ADR services by embracing Excellence as a Standard, Integrity as a Compass, and Equity as a Principle.
Dubai and Hong Kong, UAE – 12 September 2023– Marking a landmark moment in the field of international arbitration, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) have formalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This partnership underlines the collective ambition of both centres to…
The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) proudly unveiled its role as host for the prestigious 22nd International Congress for Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA XXII) from 5th to 10th November 2023, marking a momentous first for the Middle East.
Dubai & Shenzhen, 6th September 2023 — In a significant step signalling a more robust and collaborative approach towards international arbitration, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) convened virtually to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This strategic alliance signifies a commitment…
Dubai, UAE, April 27, 2023 – The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) is proud to announce the appointment of Jehad Abdulrazzaq Kazim as its Executive Director. With this appointment, Jehad becomes the first Emirati woman to assume a leadership position in the largest arbitration centre in the Middle East. Jehad…
Dubai, UAE, April 2023 – Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) is pleased to announce the reformation of a new court comprising thirteen reputable international arbitration experts representing 11 nationalities. The newly appointed members bring a wealth of experience in arbitration across different sectors and geographies, demonstrating DIAC’s commitment to providing exceptional dispute resolution services that embody excellence, integrity, and equity.