The Professional League Committee (PLC) works under the UAE Football Association. Having all the commercial rights, the PLC is the organising body of the Etisalat Pro League, Etisalat Cup, Etisalat Super Cup, and Etisalat Reserve League.
The PLC does not operate in isolation; it works proactively with the club members to improve the quality of football locally, regionally and intercontinentally.
The PLC works with the 12 UAE Professional Clubs: Al Ahli, Al Ain. Al Jazira, Al Wasl, Emirates, Ajman, Al Nasr, Al Shabab, Dubai, Al Wahda, Bani Yas, and Sharjah in accordance to the international football regulations identified by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). General Assembly Meetings are held periodically along with exceptional meetings with all the professional clubs to discuss football status, needs and requirements in UAE. They usually take place at the end of each season where two clubs relegate to the first division league and two others qualify to the Professional League.
The Pro League Committee was established in February 2007, with a resolution issued by the Football Association General Committee headed at that time by H.H Sheikh. Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs to set a committee concerned with establishing a professional league according to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regulations.
In November 2007, the committee started a workshop and recommended a working system providing internal regulations and partnership contracts with the clubs.
In April 2008, an agreement was signed with the Football Association and in June 2008, the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare had officially announced the formation under the name of “UAE Football League (UFL)”.
Having the same job profile, the Pro League Committee (PLC) replaced the “UFL” according to the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare resolution approved in a meeting attended by all members in June 2011.