The UAE Club Licensing System’s First Instance Body (FIB) granted national licenses for the 2022-23 cycle to 14 football companies after reviewing their licensing submission reports and verifying they have met all the requirements.
The decisions were announced on Thursday, June 23, after the FIB’s periodic meeting, which was held via video conferencing.
It was chaired by Omar Al Hai Al Maidoor and attended by members Ahmed Al Muhairi, Barkan Al Khalifa, Yousif Uzair, and Dr. Mohammed Hassan.
The football companies that were granted national licensing are Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Football Company, Al Wahda Football Company, Al Ain Football Company, Ajman Football Company, Al Nasr Football Company, Ittihad Kalba Football Company, Al Wasl Football Company, Sharjah Football Company, Bani Yas Football Company, Khorfakkan Football Company, Al Jazira Football Company, Al Dhafra Football Company, Emirates Football Company, and Al Orooba Football Company.
This is the 11th licensing cycle since the introduction of the system in UAE Pro League.
The UAE Pro League's national licensing system is recognized as among the best in the continent according to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), with the UAE being one of the first countries to implement such system in Asia.
The FIB is an independent committee that grants licenses independently, with no involvement of any sports body in the UAE, to ensure transparency in governance.