United Arab Emirates (UAE) Information

United Arab Emirates (UAE) FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 34% (Dubai Women’s College, 2011)

Most common types: Types 4

Common ages practiced: Infancy

Regional information: FGM prevalence is low throughout the country

Practicing ethnic groups include: Sudanese, Somali and Omani

FGM Law in UAE: Illegal to perform in government hospitals

School holidays in UAE: The first day of term begins in early September and ends mid-December. The second term starts in the first week of January and ends at the end of March. The last term runs from mid-April until mid-July.

 (All information has been sourced from The Orchid Project)