Dubai International Arbitration Center


The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) is the largest facility of its type and the leading center for alternative dispute resolution in the Middle East. As a non-profit organization, DIAC provides a venue for business disputes involving parties from different countries and legal systems to be resolved outside of the limits of national courts.

Before becoming the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) in 2004, DIAC was known as the Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (CCAC) under the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI).

It was in September 2021 when Decree No. (34) of 2021 was issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, making DIAC a fully autonomous organization. The corporate governance framework of DIAC was updated and bolstered by this historic decision, making it the preeminent arbitration center in Dubai.

Since its foundation, DIAC has perfected its arbitration case management skills by mediating the settlement of approximately five thousand disputes across a wide range of dollar amounts, degrees of complexity, and industries. The total value of these filed cases is more than AED 70 billion, or about USD 19.1 billion.

In 2022, the DIAC unveiled new Arbitration Rules as part of its commitment to innovation and to strengthening Dubai’s position as a global hub for ADR. These rules are carefully drafted to meet the ever-changing needs of the arbitration and business communities, resulting in streamlined and optimized proceedings.

With a commitment to Excellence as a Standard, Integrity as a Compass, and Equity as a Principle, DIAC is now on a mission to provide unmatched Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services. To further solidify its position as a pillar of justice and impartiality in the area of arbitration, DIAC has established these guiding principles to highlight its steadfast commitment to offering a world-class platform for conflict resolution.

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