The General Arab Insurance Federation was established in Cairo in September 1964 in response to the desire of many Arab insurance men and Arab insurance and reinsurance companies.
The Federation enjoys legal personality and administrative and financial independence that enables it to carry out legal practices aimed at achieving its goals.
Since its establishment in 1964, the GAIF has taken the permanent headquarters in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt. A headquarter agreement was signed and issued by His Excellency the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt No. 214 of 1995, which was approved by the Egyptian People's Assembly on December 31, 1995. It was published in the Official Gazette according to the decision of the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs No. 8 of 1996, dated January 24, 1996.