The UAE International rugby squad are made up of home grown Emirati rugby talent as well as local expats who qualify through their residents visas. The UAE Rugby Federation (UAERF) became a full member of World Rugby in 2011. The national XV’s team have participated in the Asian 5 Nations up until the format change in 2014 where it is now the Asia Rugby Sevens Series (7s) and the Asia Rugby Championship (15s). In 2019 the UAE National squad were promoted into Division 1 of the Asia Rugby Championship having beaten Thailand in the cup final.
The United Arab Emirates mens rugby team are currently ranked 63rd in the World Rugby Rankings.