The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) is the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world's leading motoring organizations.
Founded in 1904, with headquarters in Paris, the FIA is a non-profit making association. It brings together 219 national motoring and sporting organizations from 130 countries on five continents. Its member clubs represent over 100 million motorists and their families.
The FIA has been dedicated to representing the rights of motoring organizations and motor car users throughout the world via campaigns and activities that defend their interests. On issues such as safety, mobility, the environment and consumer law the FIA actively promotes the interests of motorists at the United Nations, within the European Union and through other international bodies.
The FIA is also the governing body for motor sport worldwide. It administers the rules and regulations for all international four-wheel motor sport including the FIA Formula One World Championship, FIA World Rally Championship and FIA World Touring Car Championship.
The ATCUAE is the sole, officially nominated representative of the FIA in the United Arab Emirates and as such authorizes and oversees all motor sport activity in the country.