Table of Contents

His Royal Highness Ruler of Dubai

 

Laws

– Law no. 1 of 2019 regarding the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award.

 

Decrees

– Decree no. 15 of year 2019 regarding the Appointing of the General Manager of the Dubai Customs.
– Decree no. 16 of year 2019 regarding the Appointing of the General Manager of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.
– Decree no. 17 of year 2019 regarding the Adoption of the Basic Framework of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre.
– Decree no. 18 of year 2019 regarding the Appointing of Presidents of Prosecution in the Public Prosecution Authority.
– Decree no. 19 of year 2019 regarding the Transferring of some of the Public Prosecution Authority’s Members to the Courts of Dubai.
– Decree no. 20 of year 2019 regarding the Reformation of the Board of Directors of the Meydan City.
– Decree no. 21 of year 2019 regarding the Reformation of the Board of Trustees of Noor Dubai.

 

Decisions

– Decision no. 8 of 2019 regarding the Reformation of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Equestrian Club.

 

 

 

Law no. 1 of 2019 regarding the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award

 

We, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai

After reviewing Law no. 1 of 2016 regarding the financial system of the Dubai Government; and
Law no. 4 of 2018 regarding the Financial Audit Authority; and
Decree no. 4 of 2008 regarding the appointing of the Crown Prince of Dubai; and
Decision no. 1 of 2011 regarding the creation of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award.

 

We issue the following Law:

 

Name of the Law
Article 1

This Law shall be named “Law no. 1 of 2019 regarding the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award”

 

Definitions
Article 2

The following words and phrases, wherever mentioned within this Law, shall have the meaning corresponding to them, unless otherwise indicated:

Country: United Arab Emirates.
Emirates: the Emirate of Dubai.
Sponsor of the Award: His Royal Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai.
The Office: The Zaabeel office of His Royal Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The Award: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award.
Board of Trustees: the Board of Trustees of the Award.
Secretary General: the Secretary General of the Award.
Basic Framework: the Basic Framework of the Award.

 

Application of the Law on the Award
Article 3

The provisions of this Law shall apply to the Award established by virtue of Law no. 1 of year 2011, referred to, in consideration of it as a private institution enjoying the necessary legal personality that enables it to commence work and actions that allow it to fulfil its goals, and is considered one of the entities pursuant to the Office.

 

Headquarters of the Award
Article 4

The Headquarters of the Award shall be in the Emirate, and it is permitted, through a decision issued by the Sponsor of the Award, to create branches within and outside of the Emirate for the Award.

 

Goals of the Award
Article 5

The Award aims to fulfil the following:

1. Strengthen the status of the Emirate in order for it to become an international platform for the art of photography, making it an artistic reference for artists and creative individuals in the field of photography.
2. Upgrade the level of performance, creativity, and quality in the field of photography, and encourage the spirit of initiative, innovation, and excellence.
3. Provide an information base regarding the art of photography and support it with educational and training activities in the field of photography and documentation.
4. Encourage scientific research and publish research papers and studies in relation to the field of photography.
5. Encourage the participation of the Country’s citizens within the international events, exhibitions, and competitions relating to photography.
6. Sponsor and encourage activities relating to the sector of photography and develop in on the local, regional, and international levels.

 

Specialties of the Award
Article 6

The Award, while fulfilling its goals, has the following duties and authorities:
1. Establish whole systems and programs for sponsoring and developing activities relating to photography.
2. Execute transactions and activities relating to the nature of the Award’s activity and necessary for fulfilling its goals, including performing commercial activities.
3. Prepare studies and research papers in relation to photography, and developing activities relating to it.
4. Organize and manage the Award in all its aspects and distribute the prizes across the winners.
5. Organize events, exhibitions, conferences, workshops, and specialized programs in the fields relating to the fulfilment of the Award’s goals.
6. Honour the categories and entities relating to the field of photography, including institutions and individuals that exhibit unique achievements and creativity, and show appreciation for what they have achieved through their prominent contributions and special accomplishments in that field.
7. Issue and publish books, publications, periodicals, and video and audio recordings relating to the field of photography.
8. Establish institutions and companies relating to the field of the Award, whether alone or in conjunction with others.
9. Own and rent the necessary movables and immovables that will allow the Award’s goals to be fulfilled.
10. Any other duties and authorities that will allow the Award to fulfil the goals referred to in this Law or specified in the Basic Framework.

 

Management of the Award
Article 7

The Award shall be managed and organized in accordance with the provisions of this Law, the Basic Framework, regulations and Decisions issued pursuant to it.

 

Board of Trustees of the Award
Article 8

a. The Award shall have a Board of Trustees comprised of a president, vice president, and a number of members no less than five (5) and not exceeding eleven (11) members, including the president and vice president of the Board, provided that they possess the necessary administrative and cultural competence and integrity of that of the Country’s citizens.
b. The Board of Trustees is to be formed by virtue of a Decision issued by the Sponsor of the Award, and the membership period within the Board of Trustees shall be four (4) renewable years.

 

Board of Trustees Meetings
Article 9

a. The Board of Trustees shall meet through an invitation from its president, or vice president in the event the former is absent, at least once bi-monthly, or whenever necessary, in the place and time specified by the president of the meeting.
b. The Board of Trustees meetings shall be complete where the majority of the members attend, provided that the president of the Board of Trustees or the vice president is present. The Board of Trustees shall issue its decisions and recommendations by the present members’ majority vote, and in the event that there is a tie in the votes, the side on which the president of the meeting is on prevails.

 

Specialties of the Board of Trustees
Article 10

a. The Board of Trustees shall be considered the supreme supervisory authority of the affairs of the Award, and it also possesses the planning and monitoring authority in line with fulfilling its goals. The Board of Trustees shall specifically have the following authorities and duties:

1. Adoption of the general policy of the Award and its strategic, development, and operational plans.
2. Adoption of the Basic Framework of the Award.
3. Adoption of the decisions and organizational regulations for the performance of the Award, the Board of Trustees, the executive department within the administrative, financial, and technical aspects.
4. Endorsement of the organizational structure of the Award and passing it to the Sponsor of the Award for its adoption.
5. Discussion of the annual budget project for the Award and passing it to the Office for completion of its adoption procedures within the Office’s annual budgeting.
6. Discussion and adoption of the Award’s annual closing account and presenting it to the Office for approval in accordance with valid legislation.
7. Appointment of the decision-maker of the Board of Trustees and assigning his/her duties.
8. Adoption of the annual and periodical plans for the executive activities that relate to the fulfilment of the Award’s goals and directing the Secretary General towards implementing these plans.
9. Adoption of the internal organizational regulations for the different activities that relate to the Award and making the necessary decisions that ensure their implementation.
10. Adoption of the standards and foundations on which the winners of all categories are chosen.
11. Specifying the financial value for the categories of which the Award is comprised and raising it to the Sponsor of the Award for its adoption.
12. Adoption of the presented recommendations for winning the prize.
13. Formation of committees and work teams that are scientifically, and temporarily and permanently technically specialized in accordance with the demands of the Awards activities and goals for the support of the Board of Trustees in the performance of its duties, implementing the executive regulations, and specifying the members’ awards.
14. Any other duties or authorities that relate to the fulfilment of the Award’s goals are to be delegated or assigned by the Sponsor of the Award or specified in the Basic Framework.
b. The Board of Trustees is to delegate, clearly and in writing, any of its specified authorities in accordance with Paragraph a. of this Article to any of the members of the Board of Trustees or the Secretary General.

 

Appointment of the Secretary General and specification of his specialties
Article 11

a. The Award shall have a Secretary General appointed through a decision by the Sponsor of the Award based on a recommendation of the Board of Trustees.
b. The Secretary General is to be directly accountable to the president of the Board of Trustees for fulfilling all the Award’s goals and performing his duties and exercising his authorities in accordance with this Law and the Basic Framework and Decisions issued pursuant to the former.
c. The Secretary General is responsible of supervising the Award’s daily activities, managing and organizing its business, implementing the Award’s policies, and performing the necessary authorities in order to fulfil the Award’s goals. He is to specifically have the following duties and authorities:
1. Suggest the general policy of the Award in addition to its strategic, development, and operational plans, and presenting it to the Board of Trustees for adoption and implementation.
2. Prepare the Basic Framework in conjunction with the Office and raising it to the Board of Trustees for adoption.
3. Suggesting the organizational structure of the Award in conjunction with the Office and raising it to the Board of Trustees for adoption.
4. Suggesting decisions and executive regulations for the performance of the Award, Board of Trustees, and the executive department within the managerial, financial, and technical aspects and raising them to the Board of Trustees for adoption.
5. Undertaking the necessary measures in order to guarantee the compliance of the Award with valid legislation in the Emirate and the Decisions and regulations issued pursuant to it, in addition to the provisions of any legislation that relates to the operations of the Award and its activities.
6. Prepare the annual budget project and the closure accounts in conjunction with the Office and raising them to the Board of Trustees for discussion.
7. Suggesting the internal organizational regulations for the Award’s different activities and presenting them to the Board of Directors for adoption.
8. Adoption of the financial transactions, including bank transfers and cheques, within what is stipulated by the financial regulations and systems used in the Award, in addition to the adoption of the authority delegation system used in that regard.
9. Signing contracts, agreements, and memorandums of understanding for and behalf of the Award in accordance with the authorities that are given to him by the Board of Trustees in relation to that matter.
10. Suggesting the standards and foundations on which the winners of the Award are to be chosen within all the categories and presenting them to the Board of Trustees for adoption.
11. Supervising the performance of the General Secretariat of the Award in relation to the duties assigned to it in accordance with this Law, Basic Framework, and regulations adopted in this matter.
12. Supervising the organizational units of which the General Secretariat of the Award is comprised within the adopted organizational structure and prepare periodical and annual reports in relation to its operations, and raising them to the Board of Trustees.
13. Supervising, directing, and performing the business’s activities that relate to the Award’s goals.
14. Preparing annual reports that relate to the Award’s different activities and presenting them to the Board of Trustees in order to take the necessary measures in this regard.
15. Create sub-committees in addition to permanent and temporary work teams, in order for them to assist him in performing his duties and fulfil the Award’s goals, and specify those sub-committees’ duties and authorities, period of operation, and its members bonuses.
16. Any other duties or authorities that relate to the fulfilment of the Award’s goals are to be delegated or assigned by the Sponsor of the Award or specified in the Basic Framework.
d. The Secretary General is to delegate, clearly and in writing, any of the authorities assigned to him in accordance with Paragraph c. of this Article to any of the individuals in charge of the organizational units within the Award’s General Secretariat.

 

General Secretariat of the Award
Article 12

a. The General Secretariat of the Award is to be comprised of the Secretary General and a number of administrative, financial, and technical employees.
b. The General Secretariat of the Award is to perform all the operational activities according to the Basic Framework and the regulations and systems adopted by the Board of Trustees and the Secretary General in the regard.
c. The human resources system that is adopted by the Board of Trustees shall apply to the employees of the General Secretariat, provided that that system’s provisions are compatible and in accordance with legislation relating to human resources affairs applied in the Government of Dubai.

 

Financial Resources for the Award
Article 13

The financial resources of the Award are comprised of the following:
1. The financial allocations decided for the Award in the annual budget of the Office.
2. Grants, donations, and wills that are accepted by the Board of Trustees.
3. Any other resources approved by the Sponsor of the Award.

 

Accounts of the Award and its Financial Year
Article 14

a. The Award shall apply the government accounting standards and principles in organizing its accounts and records.
b. The signatures of the contracts, agreements, and bank transfers and cheques, in addition to the management of the bank accounts in relation to the Award are to be for banks in the Country according to the financial authority list approved by the Board of Trustees and adopted by the Office in accordance with the valid legislation in this regard.
c. The financial year of the Award commences on the first day of the month of April on every year and ends on the thirty-first day of March the following year.
d. The Award’s accounts are to be audited by the Financial Audit Authority.

 

Issuing Executive Decisions
Article 15

The General Secretariat, or whomever is delegated by it, shall issue the necessary decisions in order to implement the provisions of this Law.

 

Repealed Laws
Article 16

a. The referenced Law no. 1 of 2011 is to be repealed, in addition to any provision in any legislation which is in contradiction with this Law.
b. The regulations, decisions, systems, and instructions issued in implementation of Law no. 1 of 2011 are to continue to be in effect so long as they are not in contradiction with the provisions of this Law. This is so until further regulations, decisions, systems and instructions are issued as replacements.

 

Validity and Publication
Article 17

This Law is to be effective from the date it is issued and is to be published in the Official Gazette.

 

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Ruler of Dubai

Issued on the 23rd of April, 2019 (18 Shaaban 1440 H)

 

 

 

Decree no. 15 of year 2019 regarding the Appointing of the General Manager of the Dubai Customs

 

We, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai

After reviewing Law no. 1 of year 2001 regarding the establishment of ports, customs, and free zones and its amendments; and
Law no. 8 of year 2013 regarding the management of human resources for general managers in the Government of Dubai,

 

Decide the following:

Appointment of the General Manager
Article 1

Mr. Ahmad Mahboob Mosbah is appointed as general manager of Dubai Customs.

 

Validity and Publication
Article 2

This Law is to be effective from the date it is issued and is to be published in the Official Gazette.

 

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Ruler of Dubai

Issued in Dubai on the 23rd of April, 2019 (18th Shaaban 1440 H)

 

 

 

Decree no. 16 of year 2019 regarding the Appointing of the General Manager of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority

 

We, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai

After reviewing Law no. 6 of 2008 regarding the establishment of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority; and
Law no. 8 of 2013 regarding the management of human resources for general managers in the Government of Dubai,

 

Decide the following:

 

Appointment of the General Manager
Article 1

Ms. Hala Youssef Badri is appointed as the general manager of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.

 

Validity and Publication
Article 2

This Law is to be effective from the date it is issued and is to be published in the Official Gazette.

 

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Ruler of Dubai

Issued in Dubai on the 23rd of April, 2019 (18th Shaaban 1440 H)

 

 

 

Decree no. 17 of year 2019 regarding the Adoption of the Basic Framework of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre

 

We, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai

After reviewing Federal Law no. 6 of year 2018 regarding arbitration; and
Law no. 8 of year 1998 regarding regulating the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, its Executive Regulations and both of their amendments; and
Decree no. 10 of year 2004 regarding the establishment of the Dubai International Arbitration Center; and
Decree no. 58 of year 2009 regarding the adoption of the basic framework of the Dubai International Arbitration Center,

 

We decide the following:

 

Adoption of the Basic Framework
Article 1

In accordance with this Decree, the attached basic framework of the Dubai International Arbitration Center is to be adopted, including its rules and provisions.

 

Replacement and Cancellation
Article 2

a. The Basic Framework attached to this Decree shall replace the basic framework adopted by virtue of Decree no. 58 of year 2009 referred to above.
b. Any text within any other legislation that is in contradiction with the provisions of this Decree and its attached basic framework shall be cancelled.

 

Validity and Publication
Article 3

This Law is to be effective from the date it is issued and is to be published in the Official Gazette.

 

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Ruler of Dubai

Issued in Dubai on the 23rd of April 2019 (18th Shaaban 1440 H)

 

 

 

Basic Framework of the Dubai International Arbitration Center

 

 

Chapter One
Preliminary Provisions
Definitions
Article 1

The following words and phrases, wherever mentioned within this Law, shall have the meaning corresponding to them, unless otherwise indicated:

The Country: United Arab Emirates
The Emirate: The Emirate of Dubai
The Ruler: His Royal Highness Ruler of Dubai
The Chamber: the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Dubai
Board of Directors: the Board of Directors of the Chamber
The Center: the Dubai International Arbitration Center
The Board: the Board of Trustees of the Center
The President: the president of the Board
The Committee: the Executive Committee of the Center
The Sub-Committees: the committees established by the Board for the purpose of performing the duties entrusted to them during the decision of their formation
The Director: the Director of the Center

 

Scope of Application
Article 2

a. This framework shall apply to the Center created in accordance with Decree no. 10 of year 2004 referred to above and is attached to the Chamber.
b. The Center shall enjoy complete independency in the provision of its dispute settlement services either through arbitration or mediation.

 

Goals of the Center
Article 3

The Center aims to fulfil the following:
1. Manage the local, domestic, and international arbitration through an integrated and developed institutional framework.
2. Encourage the resorting to arbitration for the purpose of settling disputes in the fastest and least expensive methods as a service for the financial and business sector.
3. Provide the legal environment that supports the growth of commercial businesses within the Emirate. This shall be done through dispute settlements, that arise through the aforementioned businesses, by effective and efficient arbitration and mediation.
4. Strengthen the arbitration procedures in order for them to fall in line with the demands of governance, integrity, and justice.
5. Participate in publicizing the culture of arbitration, locally, domestically, and internationally.
6. Easily provide flexible and neutral mechanisms for dispute settlement.

 

Specialties of the Centre
Article 4

The Centre, while fulfilling its goals, shall have the following duties and authorities:

1. Providing the service of international and local dispute settlement through arbitration and mediation according to the provisions of this framework and the rules applied by the Centre or the rules agreed upon by the parties to the dispute.
2. Developing cooperation between the Centre and other specialized arbitration institutions and centres on the domestic and international level.
3. Publicizing the importance of arbitration and mediation.
4. Organizing conferences, seminars, workshops, and training courses, in addition to publishing publications specialized in arbitration and mediation affairs.
5. Creating a special record for recording the names of the qualified arbitrators, experts, and mediators in the arbitration or mediation procedures.
6. Any other duties or authorities that are seminal for the fulfilment of the Centre’s goals.

 

Regulating the Rules of the Centre
Article 5

a. The rules and procedures of arbitration in the Centre, in addition to their amendments, shall be regulated through a Decree issued by the Ruler in that regard.
b. The rules and procedures of mediation in the Centre, in addition to their amendments, shall be regulated through regulations adopted by the Board in its consultations with the Board of Directors.
c. The operating procedures within the Centre shall be regulated through Regulations issued by the Board, through which the fields that relate to the Centre’s duties and authorities are to be regulated in accordance with this framework.
d. The administrative and financial chamber’s regulations, in addition to the human resources frameworks, are to be applied to the Centre and its employees.

 

The Organizational Structure
Article 6

The Centre is to be comprised of the following organizational levels:
1. Board of Trustees
2. Executive Committee
3. Administrative body

 

 

Chapter Two
Board of Trustees
Formation of the Board
Article 7

a. The Centre shall have a Board of Trustees, comprised of a president, vice president, and a number of experienced and specialized members in the arbitration and mediation fields not exceeding fifteen (15) members, that are to be appointed by a Decree issued by the Ruler based on a recommendation by the Board of Directors.
b. In the event the president’s position becomes empty for any of the reasons listed in Article 11 of this framework, the vice president shall temporarily replace him, until a new president is assigned.
c. In the event any of the member’s memberships becomes empty for any of the reasons listed in Article 11 of this framework, the Board shall continue to perform its duties, provided that the remaining members are not less than two-thirds of the total number of members of the Board, including the president and vice president.

 

Membership Period in the Board
Article 8

a. The membership period within the Board shall be three (3) years that extendable for the same number of years.
b. Should a new member be appointed in place of another member in the Board, the membership period of the new member shall be the remaining period of that of the old member.
c. Where the membership period of the Board ends before it has been reformed, the Board which its membership period ended shall continue to perform its duties until a new Board is reformed to the old Board’s place.

 

Specialties of the Board
Article 9

a. The Board shall be in charge of supervising the Centre during which it will have the following duties and authorities:

1. Adopting the public policy and strategic plans of the Centre, in addition to supervising their implementation.
2. Suggesting the amendments of this framework and the rules and procedures of arbitration, in consultation with the Board of Directors which is in charge of raising them to the specialized entities within the Emirate for their examinations in preparation for adoption and issuance through the Decree issued by the Ruler.
3. Approving the organizational structure of the administrative body of the Centre, in addition to its internal rules and regulations, and raising them to the Board for adoption.
4. Adopting the list of the fees of arbitrators and mediators, in consultation with the Board of Directors, whose assistance the Centre makes use of.
5. Adopting the regulations that relate to the registration of the arbitrators, mediators, and experts, in addition to the membership conditions of the Centre.
6. Adopting the regulation of the membership fees of the Centre, case registration fees, registration of arbitrators and mediators, and all other services that are provided by the Centre, in consultation with the Board of Directors.
7. Adopting the annual report regarding the operations and activities of the Centre and raising it to the Board of Directors.
8. Approving the annual budget and annual closing account of the Centre and raising them to the Board of Directors for adoption.
9. Forming and cancelling the Sub-Committees and specifying their duties.
10. Suggesting the bonuses for the members of the Centre’s Committee and Sub-Committees according to the provisions of this framework and raising them to the Board of Directors for approval within the provisions of the Centre’s annual budget.
11. Adopting the rules of conduct and ethics that relate to the arbitrators and mediators, provided that the principles of governance, transparency, integrity, and justice are observed.
12. Any other duties or authorities that are essential for the fulfilment of the Centre’s goals that are delegated to the Board by the Board of Directors.
b. With the exception of no.1 and no.8 of this Article, the Board is authorised to delegate, clearly and in writing, to the Director or the Committee any of its authorities listed in Paragraph a. of this Article.
c. The President or whomever he delegates has the authority to sign the cooperation agreements and memorandums of understanding between the Centre and other specialized international and local arbitration institutions and centres.

 

Meetings of the Board
Article 10

a. The Board shall hold its meetings through an invitation by the President, or his vice president in the event the former is absent, or through a request by the Committee, at least four (4) times annually and whenever necessary, in the place and time that are decided upon in the meeting invitation.
b. Organizing the mechanism and procedures by which the Board shall hold its meetings and how it is to make decisions and recommendations, in addition to recording the minutes of meetings, communication methods between its members, and other provisions that relate to the regulations that are adopted by the Board in this regard.
c. The President presides over the meetings of the Board, or his vice president in the event the former is absent. In the event both are absent, the Board shall choose from its members who shall preside over the meeting.
d. Where the subject of the meeting relates to amending the rules of arbitration and mediation or any of the Centre’s regulations, at least two-thirds of the members of the Board shall be present for the sake of the validity of the meeting, provided that the president and vice president are present. In this case, the Board is to make decisions through a majority vote of at least three-quarters of the members in the meeting.

 

Loss of membership
Article 11

A member loses his membership in any of the following cases:
1. Death.
2. Announcing bankruptcy.
3. Resignation that is to be provided in a book presented to the Board.
4. Where he becomes incompetent according to the laws of his nationality or the laws of the Country.
5. Where he is convicted, through a final judgement, of a crime or felony of dishonesty or honor, even if he becomes rehabilitated.

 

 

Chapter Three
The Executive Committee and the Sub-Committees
Formation of the Committee
Article 12

a. In the Centre, the Committee is formed of at least five (5) Board members, including the President and his vice president, appointed by a decision from the President in the first meeting held by the Board after consultation with its members.
b. The membership period within the Committee shall be three (3) years that extendable for the same number of years.
c. In the event the position of any of the members of the Committee becomes empty or where the member is unable to perform his duties for any reason, the President, in consultation with the Board’s members, shall appoint someone to replace the member for the remaining period of that of the Board.

 

Specialties of the Committee
Article 13

a. The Committee has the following duties and authorities:

1. Suggest amendments of the arbitration and mediation rules according to Articles 5 and 9 of this framework.
2. Supervising the implementation of this framework and the relevant arbitration and mediation rules and the regulations that relate to the Centre’s duties, in addition to publishing the necessary instructions to implement them.
3. Reviewing the applications for the registration of arbitrators, mediators, and experts and making decisions in that regard.
4. Appointing the Arbitration and Mediation Body according to the laws of arbitration and mediation adopted by the Centre.
5. Assisting the Board in all the urgent matters delegated to it, whenever requested.
6. Preparing periodic reports on its performance and raising them to the Board.
7. Recruiting experts who it considers suitable for assisting it with the duties which it is delegated by virtue of this framework, without any of these experts having a valid vote in any of the duties.
8. Any other duties or authorities assigned to it by virtue of this framework, in addition to the rules of arbitration and mediation and the regulations that relate to the Centre and assigned by the Board.
b. Notwithstanding what is stipulated in Paragraph a. of this Article, the Board is permitted to entrust the any of the Committee’s duties or authorities stipulated in Paragraph a. of this Article to one or more Sub-Committees formed in accordance with Article 15 of this framework.

 

Meetings of the Committee
Article 14

The management and procedures mechanism of the Committee shall be regulated for the purposes of its meetings, periodicals, the methods by which recommendations and decisions are made, minutes of meetings are recorded, and the communication methods between the members, in addition to other relevant provisions by virtue of regulations adopted by the Board in this regard.

 

Formation of the Sub-Committees
Article 15

a. The Board is authorized to create Sub-Committees from its members or others by a decision issued by it in this regard.
b. A Sub-Committee is authorized to recruit experts it views as suitable to attend its meetings, without any of the experts having a vote in the issue at hand.
c. The management and procedures mechanism of the Sub-Committee shall be regulated for the purposes of its meetings, periodicals, the methods by which recommendations and decisions are made, minutes of meetings are recorded, and the communication methods between the members, in addition to other relevant provisions by virtue of regulations adopted by the Board in this regard.

 

 

Chapter Four
Management of the Centre
Appointment of the Director and Specifying his Specialties
Article 16

a. The Director is to be appointed by a decision of the Board of Directors based on the recommendation of the Board.
b. The Director is to have the following duties and authorities:

1. Suggesting the public policy and strategic plans of the Centre, raising them to the Board for adoption, and monitoring their implementation.
2. Suggesting the organizing regulations for the operation of the Centre and raising them for adoption according to the provisions of this framework.
3. Reviewing the applications for the registration of arbitrators, mediators, and experts, in addition to Centre membership applications.
4. Suggesting the organizational structure for the administrative body of the Centre and raising it to the Board for adoption.
5. Implementing decisions issued by the Board, Committee, and Sub-Committees.
6. Attending Board, Committee, and Sub-Committee meetings and participating in them without having the right to vote.
7. He is to be in charge of the secretariat duty of the meetings of the Board, Committee, and Sub-Committee and is permitted to delegate any of the Centre’s employees to perform the secretariat duties of the Sub-Committee meetings.
8. Supervising the management of the Centre’s affairs and implementing its annual budget.
9. Representing the Centre in front of other and signing on its behalf according to the specialities and authorities granted to him by virtue of this framework, rules and regulations of the Centre, and decisions issued by the Board, Committee or Sub-Committees.
10. Preparing the annual report on the achievements, operations, and activities of the Centre, in addition to any periodical reports the Board of Committee requests.
11. Providing the Board of Directors, when preparing the annual budget, with the financial data and information relating to the Centre’s annual plans and its administrative and logistic needs within the timeframes decided upon by the Board of Directors in that regard.
12. Any other duties or authorities he is given by the President, Board, or Committee.

 

Duties of the Administrative Body
Article 17

Considering the Director’s duties and authorities stipulated in Article 16 of this framework, the administrative body of the Centre is to have the following duties and tasks under the supervision of the Director:

1. Receiving the arbitration, mediation, and other dispute settlement applications in addition to their outcomes and the relevant documents and presenting them to the parties of the dispute.
2. Providing the parties of the dispute, based on their requests, with the names of the arbitrators, mediators, experts, and dispute settlement specialists based on their qualifications, experience, and specializations.
3. Preparing a dispute summary and raising it to the Committee along with a copy of the arbitration application.
4. Preparing a record to retain the mediation and arbitration application files that are presented to the Centre, in addition to retaining the original judgements issued in that regard.
5. Supplying the information relating to mediation and arbitration and the dispute settlement procedures followed.
6. Preparing the suitable templates for easing the arbitration and mediation procedures.
7. Preparing an electronic record which includes a list of the names of the arbitrators, mediators, experts, and members of the Centre, along with their addresses, different specializations, and retaining and updating them.
8. Presenting, to the Director, the records of the duties that have been performed, in addition to future plans necessary to fulfil the Centre’s goals.
9. Presenting suggestions in order to develop the arbitration and litigation procedures.
10. Recording the minutes of the Board, Committee, and Sub-Committee sessions and retaining them.
11. Issuing the Centre’s periodicals and publications and supervising them.
12. Organizing the seminars, lectures, training courses, and workshops in the field of dispute settlement through arbitration and mediation and participating in them.
13. Cooperating with other specialized international and local arbitration institutions and centres in the areas that will fulfil the Centre’s goals, including exchanging expertise and the lists of arbitrators, mediators, and experts.
14. Undertaking the necessary correspondence and communication in order to fulfil the Centre’s goals that will enable him to perform the duties and specialties given to him by virtue of this framework.
15. Informing the dispute’s parties of the dates and places of the sessions where the arbitration body, arbitrator, mediator requests so.
16. Any other duties or authorities assigned to him by the Director or necessary for the performance of the Centre’s daily affairs.

 

 

Chapter Five
Financial Affairs
Financial Resources of the Centre
Article 18

The financial resources of the Centre shall be comprised of the following:
1. The Annual financial support allocated to the Centre by the Chamber.
2. Arbitration and mediation request registration fees.
3. Arbitrator, mediator, and expert recording fees.
4. Returns received by the Centre for the activities and services it performs.

 

Accounts of the Centre and its Financial Year
Article 19

a. The Centre, whilst organizing its accounts and records, shall apply the accounting principles used by the Chamber.
b. The financial year of the Centre commences on the first day of the month of January and ends on the thirty-first day of the month of December of every year.

 

 

Chapter Six
Concluding Provisions
Joining the Lists of Arbitrators, Mediators, and Experts
Article 20

The lists of arbitrators, mediators, and experts shall be joined by approval of the Committee through an application to the Centre based the template created for that purpose along with the requested documents, in addition to a recommendation by the Director or a Sub-Committee that may be formed for that purpose.

 

Joining the Centre’s Membership
Article 21

The Centre’s membership shall be joined according to the provisions of this framework based on an application to the Centre, according to the template prepared for that purpose, and based on conditions specified in the membership list that is adopted by the Board, within which the categories, standards, conditions, and fees of the membership are specified.

 

Confidentiality and Neutrality
Article 22

a. The meetings and consultations of the Board and its Committees shall be confidential, and no Board member is permitted to attend, participate, or vote on any subject or decision if he is a party to it, will directly or indirectly benefit from it, was an agent of any of the opposing parties or his/her legal representative, guardian or trustee. Where any of the aforementioned is found, every member shall declare so.
b. The Board member, Centre’s Committees, Director, and all the administrative body’s employees, during their employment or after that, are prohibited from disclosing any information or documents that relate to the operations of the Centre.
c. All information presented by the parties of a dispute shall be considered confidential, and whomever views it is prohibited from disclosing it except through the written approval of dispute’s parties or through a specialized judicial entity’s request.

 

Appointment in the Arbitration Entities
Article 23

Any Board member, Committee member, Director, Centre employee is prohibited from being an arbitrator in any of the disputes presented to the Centre, whether he is a sole arbitrator, president, or member of the arbitration body.

 

Exemption of Liability
Article 24

Neither the Centre, nor any of its employees, Board members, Committee members, arbitration body members shall have civil responsibility for any action or omission resulting from an unintentional mistake that they may commit while performing their duties that relate to dispute settlement through the Centre.

 

Notifications and Communication
Article 25

a. All notifications, communication, and correspondence stipulated in this framework and in the arbitration and mediation rules shall be in writing, and may be sent through fax, recorded mail with a delivery receipt, or through electronic communication means specified by the Centre’s regulations.
b. The notifications, communication, and correspondence shall be considered effective from the day after it has been delivered to the intended person.

 

 

 

Decree no. 18 of year 2019 regarding the Appointing of Presidents of Prosecution in the Public Prosecution Authority

 

We, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai

After reviewing Law no. 13 of year 2016 regarding the judicial authority in the Emirate of Dubai, and based on the recommendation of the Supreme Judicial Authority of the Emirate of Dubai,

 

We decide the following:

 

Appointment of the Presidents of the Prosecution
Article 1

The following shall be appointed as “President of Prosecution” within the Public Prosecution Authority:

1. Mr. Zakariya Abdulaziz Othman Ali
2. Mr. Amr Mohammed Sami Abdulhalim Gad
3. Mr. Wael Mohammed Shibl Ahmed Al Atrees

 

Validity and Publication
Article 2

This Decree shall be effective from the 12th of March 2019 and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

 

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Ruler of Dubai

Issued in Dubai on the 23rd of April 2019 (18th Shaaban 1440 H)

 

 

 

Decree no. 19 of year 2019 regarding the Transferring of some of the Public Prosecution Authority’s Members to the Courts of Dubai

 

We, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai

After reviewing Law no. 5 of 1995 regarding the formation of the Department of Finance; and
Law no. 10 of 2009 regarding the salaries and financial allocations of the members of the judicial authority in the Emirate of Dubai; and
Law no. 1 of 2016 regarding the financial system of the Government of Dubai; and
Law no. 13 of 2016 regarding the judicial authority of the Emirate of Dubai; and
Regulation no. 1 of 2019 regarding the salaries and financial allocations of the citizen judges in the Emirate of Dubai and its amendments; and
Based on the recommendation of the Judicial Council of the Emirate of Dubai,

 

We decide the following:

 

Transferring First Level Prosecution Presidents
Article 1

The following first level prosecution presidents shall be transferred to the Courts of Dubai:

1. Dr. Ali Mohammed Ali Abdullah AlHosani
2. Mr. Mohammed Amer Omar Kida Alkathiri

Each shall be appointed as a third-degree judge for a first level appeals judge in the Court of Appeals according to law no. 10 of 2009 and the “degree and citizen judges’ allocation schedule” attached to regulation no. 1 of 2009 and their amendments referred to above.

 

Transferring President of the Prosecution
Article 2

President of prosecution, Mr. Mohammed Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Omar, shall be transferred to the Dubai Courts and shall be appointed as fourth-degree judge for an appeals judge in the Court of Appeals, according to law no. 10 of 2009 and the “degree and citizen judges’ allocation schedule” attached to regulation no. 1 of 2009 and their amendments referred to above.

 

Transferring First Level Prosecutor
Article 3

The following first-level prosecutors shall be transferred to the Courts of Dubai:

1. Mr. Nasser Mohammed Seif Mohammed Al Shahi
2. Mr. Dawood Suleiman Ali Al Hammadi

Each is to be appointed as a sixth-level judge for a first-instance judge in the Courts of First-Instance according to law no. 10 of 2009 and the “degree and citizen judges’ allocation schedule” attached to regulation no. 1 of 2009 and their amendments referred to above.

 

Transferring Financial Allocations
Article 4

The financial allocations of the transferred Public Prosecution’s members shall be transferred by virtue of this Decree to the annual budget adopted by the Courts of Dubai according to the rules and procedures adopted by the Department of Finance in this regard.

 

Acquired Rights
Article 5

It is to be taken into consideration that, when placing the Public Prosecution’s members into the judicial degrees they are being transferred to by virtue of this Decree, their acquired rights are not affected, including the net salary and judicial hierarchical level they has prior to the transfer.

 

Validity and Publication
Article 6

This Decree shall be effective from the 1st of April 2019 and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

 

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Ruler of Dubai

Issued in Dubai on the 23rd of April 2019 (18th Shaaban 1440 H)

 

 

 

Decree no. 20 of year 2019 regarding the Reformation of the Board of Directors of the Meydan City

 

We, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai

After reviewing Law no. 5 of year 2009 regarding establishing Meydan City; and
Decree no. 32 of year 2005 regarding establishing a public institution known as the “Dubai Equestrian Club”; and
Decree no. 1 of year 2006 regarding establishing a public institution known as the “Dubai Horse Racing Club”; and
Decree no. 28 of year 2015 regarding the governance of the councils and committees pursuant to the Government of Dubai; and
Decree no. 17 of year 2016 regarding the formation of the Board of Directors of Meydan City,

 

We decide the following:

 

Formation of the Board of Directors
Article 1

a. The Board of Directors of Meydan City, presided by Mr. Saeed Bin Humaid Matar Al Tayer, is to be formed by the membership of the following:

1. Mr. Maleeh Lahej Al Basti – Vice President
2. Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shahi – Member
3. Mr. Hamad Mubarak Mohammed Bouamim – Member
4. Mr. Abdulwahed Mohammed Al Faheem – Member
5. Representative of the Dubai Equestrian Club – Member
6. Representative of the Dubai Horse Racing Club – Member

For a period of three (3) renewable years.

b. The representatives of the entities stipulated in parts 5. and 6. of Paragraph a. of this provision shall be decided upon by the officials of those entities.
c. Where the membership period of the members of the Board of Directors stipulated in Paragraph a. of this Article ends, and the Board has not been reformed, the members of the Board of Directors shall continue to perform their duties until they are re-appointed or until new members are appointed in their place.

 

Validity and Publication
Article 2

This Decree shall be effective from the date it is issued and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

 

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Ruler of Dubai

Issued in Dubai on the 23rd of April 2019 (18th Shaaban 1440 H)

 

 

 

Decree no. 21 of year 2019 regarding the Reformation of the Board of Trustees of Noor Dubai

 

We, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai

After reviewing Law no. 18 of year 2010 regarding the establishing of Noor Dubai; and
Decree no. 31 of year 2015 regarding the appointment of the president of the Board of Trustees of Noor Dubai; and
Decree no. 7 of year 2017 regarding the formation of the Board of Trustees of Noor Dubai,

 

We decide the following:

 

Reformation of the Board of Trustees
Article 1

a. The Board of Trustees of Noor Dubai, formed by virtue of Decree no. 7 of year 2017 referred to above, is to be presided by His Excellency, Humaid Mohammed Obeid Alqattami, and reformed with the following members:

1. Mr. Nasser Khalifa Abdullah al Bodoor – vice president
2. Mr. Abdulfattah Al Sayed Mansour Sharaf – member
3. Ms. Shamsa Mohammed Saleh Ahmed Abdullah – member
4. Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Abdullah Ahmed Al Hammadi – member
5. Mr. Ahmed Youssef Habib Hassan Al Youssef – member
6. Dr. Manal Mohammed Omran Tareem Al Shamsi – member

For a period of three renewable years.

b. Where the membership period of the members of the Board of Trustees stipulated in Paragraph a. of this Article ends, and the Board of Trustees has not been reformed, the members of the Board of Trustees shall continue to perform their duties until they are re-appointed or until new members are appointed in their place.

 

Validity and Publication
Article 2

This Decree shall be effective from the date it is issued and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

 

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Ruler of Dubai

Issued in Dubai on the 23rd of April 2019 (18th Shaaban 1440 H)

 

 

Decision no. 8 of 2019 regarding the Reformation of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Equestrian Club

 

We, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai

After reviewing Law no. 1 of year 2006 regarding the establishing of a public entity known as the “Dubai Horse Racing Club”; and
Decree no. 28 of year 2015 regarding the governance of the councils and committees pursuant to the Government of Dubai; and
Decision no. 4 of year 2016 regarding the formation of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Horse Racing Club,

 

We decide the following,

 

Formation of the Board of Directors
Article 1

a. The Board of Directors of the Dubai Horse Racing Club shall be formed. It shall be presided by Mr. Saeed Bin Humaid Matar Al Tayer and formed of the membership of the following:

1. Mr. Maleeh Lahej Al Basti – vice president
2. Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Abdulaziz Al Shahi – member
3. Mr. Hamad Mubarak Mohammed Bouamim – member
4. Mr. Abdulwahed Mohammed Al Faheem – member

For a period of three (3) renewable years.

b. Where the membership period of the members of the Board of Directors stipulated in Paragraph a. of this Article ends, and the Board has not been reformed, the members of the Board of Directors shall continue to perform their duties until they are re-appointed or until new members are appointed in their place.

 

Validity and Publication
Article 2

This Decree shall be effective from the date it is issued and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

 

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Ruler of Dubai

Issued in Dubai on the 23rd of April 2019 (18th Shaaban 1440 H)