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UAE Space Law

New UAE Space Law arriving soon

A new UAE Space Law is on its way to be released soon. This space law is intended to pave the way and an environment for the private sector and the space economy. This law is yet to come into approvals and it is aimed to attract investments and operations in the economy.
The the law will create an attractive legislative environment, through helping to draft future space policies, in terms of licences, investments and regulations.It will encourage investment in the space sector, including in space tourism and space exploration, he added, while highlighting the presence of over 50 Emirati companies, institutions and establishments in the space sector.
The domestic and international investors are well protected under this new space law which will give them security and the correct environment to encourage investments.


Ihab is an Italian attorney-at-law and expert in the aviation sector. He has been engaged in commercial and regulatory law practice for many years, with a focus on aviation.

He has an extensive experience in high-profile litigation, aircraft financing and leasing, aviation regulation, aircraft accident investigations and policy & business aviation issues.

During his career, he has been actively involved in a full range of legal matters arising in the aviation industry, including drafting aviation legislations, participating in major Privatization and Public–Private Partnership projects, delivering regulatory consultations & proceedings, handling general aviation and commercial issues including sale, purchase and lease of aircraft transactions, aircraft & air navigation services’ insurance and reinsurance, and other environment, security & safety issues.

Ihab has addressed numerous conferences on aviation law and aircraft financing & leasing in the Middle East, Europe and Canada, and published on a variety of issues, including commercial aviation developments, environmental regulation impacting the aviation sector and the Cape Town Convention and its Aircraft Protocol.

He is a member of ICAO’s Commission of Experts of the Supervisory Authority of the International Registry (CESAIR) for the purposes of the Cape Town Convention (CTC) and the Aircraft Protocol.