The Supreme Legislation Committee was established pursuant to Decree No. (23) of 2014 Concerning the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai issued by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, and Prime Minister, in his capacity as Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.

The establishment of the SLC was in line with the strategic plan of the Government of Dubai. The SLC will regulate the issuing and review of legislation in the Emirate by adopting a clear and effective procedure and methodology, developing the legislative process, improving legislation quality and efficiency, building a legal system that would fulfill the aspirations and ambitions of the Emirate, and ensuring that legislative provisions are in compliance with the Constitution, and applicable federal and local legislation.