History of the UAE FIU
The aim of this unit was to protect the UAE economy from risks of illegitimate activities such as money laundering and financing of terrorism, in collaboration with stakeholders. With the issuance of the Federal Decree-Law No. (20) of 2018 on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism and Financing of Illegal Organisations (AML Law), the unit was renamed the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).
In the FIU’s 23-year history, it has collaborated successfully with both domestic and international law enforcement authorities and other stakeholders to protect the UAE economy from the threat of financial crime.
Major milestones in our history
Special Unit for investigating fraud and suspicious transactions established
Unit is renamed Anti-Money Laundering and Suspicious Cases Unit (AMLSCU), gained independence from CBUAE and joined the Egmont Group
Launch of Online STR System
Financial Intelligence Department (FID) established
Unit renamed to UAE Financial Intelligence Unit (UAE FIU)
Launch of goAML and IEMS
UAE FIU established its brand identity
UAE FIU Website Launch