Governance, Risk and Compliance – The UAE Insurance Industry

Governance, Risk and Compliance – The UAE Insurance Industry


Timetric’s 'Governance, Risk and Compliance – The UAE Insurance Industry' report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in the UAE.

It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.

The report brings together Timetric’s research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the country. The report also includes the scope of non-admitted insurance in the country.


The report provides insights into the governance, risk and compliance framework pertaining to the insurance industry in the UAE, including:

  • An overview of the insurance regulatory framework in the UAE.
  • The latest key changes, and changes expected in the country’s insurance regulatory framework.
  • Key regulations and market practices related to different types of insurance product in the country.
  • Rules and regulations pertaining to key classes of compulsory insurance, and the scope of non-admitted insurance in the UAE.
  • Key parameters including licensing requirements, permitted foreign direct investment, minimum capital requirements, solvency and reserve requirements, and investment regulations.
  • Details of the tax and legal systems in the country.
  • The report covers details of the insurance regulatory framework in the UAE.
  • The report contains details of the rules and regulations governing insurance products and insurance entities.
  • The report lists and analyzes key trends and developments pertaining to the country’s insurance regulatory framework.
  • The report analyzes the rules and regulations pertaining to the establishment and operation of insurance businesses in the country.
  • The report provides details of taxation imposed on insurance products and insurance companies.
Reasons To Buy
  • Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in the UAE.
  • Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the UAE insurance industry.
  • Gain detailed information about the key regulations governing the establishment and operation of insurance entities in the country.
  • Understand key regulations and market practices pertaining to various types of insurance product.
Key Highlights
  • The UAE’s insurance industry is governed by the Insurance Authority, which aims to promote stability and confidence in the financial system.
  • The Insurance Authority is planning to introduce a new insurance law to promote driver safety.
  • Health insurance was made compulsory for expatriates in Dubai effective from January 2014.
  • Insurance and reinsurance companies in the UAE are not subject to corporate income tax.
  • Non-admitted reinsurance is permitted in the UAE.

  • Introduction
    • What is this Report About?
    • Definitions
      • Table Insurance Industry Definitions
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
    • Table UAE - Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features
    • Legislation Overview and Historical Evolution
    • Latest Changes in Regulations
    • Legislation and Market Practice by Type of Insurance
      • Life insurance
        • Table UAE - Life Insurance Regulatory Framework
      • Property insurance
        • Table UAE - Property Insurance Regulatory Framework
      • Motor insurance
        • Table UAE - Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework
      • Liability insurance
        • Table UAE - Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework
      • Marine, aviation and transit insurance
      • Personal accident and health insurance
    • Compulsory Insurance
      • Motor third-party liability insurance
      • Health insurance
      • Medical liability insurance
      • Workmen's compensation insurance
      • Professional indemnity insurance for insurance brokers
      • Third-party liability insurance for unmanned aircrafts
    • Supervision and Control
      • International Association of Insurance Supervisors
      • Insurance Authority
      • Dubai Financial Services Authority
      • Emirates Insurance Association
    • Non-Admitted Insurance Regulations
      • Overview
      • Intermediaries
      • Market practices
      • Fines and penalties
    • Company Registration and Operations
      • Types of insurance organization
      • Establishing a local company
      • Foreign ownership
      • Types of license
      • Capital requirements
      • Solvency margins
      • Reserve requirements
      • Investment regulations
        • Table UAE - Maximum Limits for Investments in Various Assets by Insurers
      • Statutory return requirements
      • Fee structure
    • Taxation
      • Insurance premium or policy taxation
      • Withholding taxes on premium paid overseas
      • Corporate tax
      • VAT
      • Captive s
    • Legal System
      • Introduction
      • Acce ss to court
      • Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Appendix
    • Methodology
    • Contact Timetric
    • About Timetric
    • Timetric's Services
    • Disclaimer

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