United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates
Region Asia
Population 46372700
GDP (millions USD) 192,603
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction PROHIBITED
Eggs for research PROHIBITED
Inheritable genetic modification PROHIBITED
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis social uses prohibited
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning PROHIBITED
Sex selection Social uses prohibited
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote YES
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention not ratified


Key laws and policies

  • UAE Federal Law No. 11/2008 concerning Licensing Fertility Centers
  • Cabinet Decision 36/2009 (amends the above legislation)

Prohibited practices

  • Reproductive and research cloning are prohibited.[1]
  • Surrogacy is prohibited.
  • Donation of eggs, sperm, or embryos is prohibited.

Permitted and regulated practices

  • ART is carried out on legally married couples.

External links

  1. Adel Arafah, "Human Cloning, Research Banned in UAE," Khaleej Times (December 31, 2008).