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Why Join DIAC?


DIAC associate members will enjoy a clear set of advantages:

  • You will be able to attend international conferences on the latest issues in international arbitration and be entitled to discounted fees as well as priority registration.
  • You will gain access to top quality educational workshops and professional development courses.
  • You will have the opportunity to increase your understanding of international arbitration issues.
  • You will be able to establish and maintain contacts with both national and international network of professionals.
  • Use this opportunity to widen your circle of business and professional acquaintances.
  • Play a key role in the support and development of international commercial arbitration.

Benefits of Becoming a DIAC Associate Member


As a registered associate member of DIAC, you will enjoy a wide range of advantages and opportunities, which include:

Networking Opportunities:
Throughout the year, DIAC provides various opportunities for associate members to enhance professional relationships and keep abreast of industry activities and trends

Membership Directory:
Exclusively available for DIAC associate members, this directory will list up-to-date contact details of all our associate members. The directory will also contain information about other global professional organizations such as Chambers of Commerce and other ADR institutes and will be distributed to international institutions as well as fellow members. This directory will be available in both print and electronic form.

Membership Certificate:
Members will be issued with a globally recognised membership certificate upon being accepted as associate members with DIAC. Certificates are awarded at the Annual Members Gala

Continuous Professional Development:
DIAC offers exclusive educational workshops and professional development courses to its members. Workshops are conducted by leading arbitrators and experts on contemporary issues in international arbitration. Associate members seeking to gain new skills or simply refresh previously acquired arbitration skills will benefit from top-quality professional development courses offered in collaboration with renowned institutions in both English and Arabic. Priority registration for these courses and workshops is given to DIAC associate members

Discounted Registration Fees for Selected DIAC Training Courses & Conferences:
Associate members will benefit from discounted fees for various world class international conferences and workshops organised by DIAC. These regional and global events provide forums for topical debate and offer members a unique networking opportunity as well as continuing professional development. Detailed event information is posted on the web at Members will also enjoy reduced rates for events organised by other arbitration organisations in agreement with DIAC on this matter. A list of agreements will be provided to members.

Sponsorship of Younger Associate Members to Attend Events and Workshops:
DIAC offers scholarships to selected members who wish to participate in the DIAC annual conferences and workshops, but are unable to do so owing to financial constraints. The scholarship includes the following:

  • Registration costs
  • Travel costs
  • Hotel accommodation

Complimentary Annual Subscription to the DIAC Journal-Arbitration in the Middle East:
Arbitration in the Middle East is a unique quarterly Arabic-English journal, which focuses on the inside perspective of the modernisation of national arbitration laws and policies in the Middle East. Distributed worldwide, this international publication concentrates primarily on alternative dispute resolution within Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the GCC, and other Arab countries.

Priority of Publication in DIAC Journal:
Articles contributed by DIAC members will be given priority of publication in the DIAC Journals.

Access to DIAC Halls & Facilities:
Members can reserve DIAC’s state of the art hearings rooms and other facilities.

Exclusive Access to a “Members Zone” on the DIAC Website:

  • Online directory for associate members
  • Unlimited access to current and previous issues of the DIAC Journal
  • Access to online library
  • Join the DIAC Members' Forum
  • View forthcoming events and register on-line

Access to DIAC Library:
A significant collection of valuable and widely recognized and acclaimed books and journals are available to all members throughout the day during DIAC working hours

Annual Gala Dinner:
The highlight of the DIAC membership benefits is the annual Gala dinner. The dinner is held at the end of each year to celebrate the year's achievements and to welcome new members. This annual event follows Dubai's high standard for luxurious hospitality and includes an elegant programme with world renowned speakers, held in a lavish setting. The event includes a ceremony for distributing certificates for new members, which will be attended by the press and recorded in the DIAC Journal. This function provides an excellent opportunity for members to become better acquainted, as well as connect with senior members of the arbitration community, leaders of various professional bodies, and other distinguished guests of DIAC. In this congratulatory atmosphere, we celebrate our successes and plan to accomplish the goals set for the coming year which aim to ensure growth and development of the DIAC network.


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