8 teams, each plays the others four times - twice at home and twice away - for a total of 28 games each, over 28 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored.
Qualification for AFC competitions:
1 place: AFC Champions League
2 place: possible AFC Cup (depends on Emir Cup outcome)
Relegation from the league:
7-8 place: relegated to Division 1
Promotion to the league:
2 teams from Division 1