Posted on 23 April, 2015 filed under Art & Culture

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Posted on 21 June, 2012 filed under DIFC Community

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day

We have successfully organised a blood donation campaign in association with Latifa Hospital at DIFC conference on 14 June that marks the World Blood Donor Day.

It was a successful campaign and well perceived by the community. Around 170 community members took part in the donation and as a result the medical representatives were able to collect 144 units of blood.

We would like to thank all those who donated blood and extend our gratitude to Spectrum, XqueezeiT and Mandalon for supporting the event.

Posted on 4 March, 2012 filed under Art & Culture




Various Artists

ARTSPACE invites you to a special group show of various regional artists including Zakaria Ramhani, George Bahgory, Mohammed Abou El Naga and Ibrahim El Dessouki. The works on display relate to cultural identity as well as political views during these current times.

Jewelry by Lina Mansour

ARTSPACE also presents an exclusive preview of handmade jewelry by designer, Lina Mansour.

Art Sawa

Posted on 4 January, 2012 filed under Art & Culture


The galleries at the DIFC are pleased to announce the New Year’s first Art Nights @ Gate Village on Sunday, January 15 from 7-9 PM.

Art Nights returns after a successful series of vibrant cultural evenings that take place at the heart of Dubai’s financial district – DIFC Gate Village; a contemporary urban area that’s home to a collection of galleries, boutiques, restaurants and high‐end cafes.

The ongoing series of Art Nights @ Gate Village has become an essential part of Dubai’s calendar highlighting the important role that DIFC Gate Village plays in bringing art enthusiasts together. The event has grown in popularity and esteem through 2011 attracting everyone from art collectors and bankers to young creatives and families. The unique location and line up of exhibition openings as well as live acts creates an attractive ambience and experience for visitors and has come to play an integral role in promoting and supporting the arts and culture in Dubai.

Posted on 5 October, 2011 filed under Art & Culture


Marking the start of Dubai’s new season of art related events, the much anticipated return of DIFC’s Art Nights @ Gate Village will be held on Wednesday, October 19 from 7-9 PM. Aimed at highlighting the significant role that DIFC Gate Village holds in the development of the arts and culture of the UAE, the forthcoming Art Nights will present a diverse program of events.

Posted on 21 April, 2011 filed under Art & Culture



The month of May sees the return of Art Nights @ Gate Village, a series of art focused events taking place at DIFC Gate Village; a contemporary urban area that’s home to art galleries, boutiques and restaurants.

Posted on 28 February, 2011 filed under Art & Culture

DIFC Galleries Night

DIFC Galleries Night

As part of a series of activities leading up to the 2011 Art Dubai Fair, the DIFC Art Galleries will be hosting a viewing night at their premises in the DIFC Gate Village. Scheduled to run from 6:00pm - 9:00pm on Monday, March 14, each of the galleries will introduce their latest exhibition. With several openings and special receptions taking place, this event is not to be missed! Details of the exhibitions can be found below and for more information, please contact

Posted on 7 February, 2011 filed under DIFC Community

New Facebook Page

DIFC Community Facebook Page

The team here at DIFC has been working round the clock to get our revamped website up and running – and while we were revamping our site, we decided to revamp our Facebook presence as well! We’ve migrated from our old group (DIFC – beyond the workplace) to a new page, which you can find by clicking on the below link or searching for us under our new name, DIFC Community.

Posted on 2 December, 2010 filed under New Openings

La Petite Maison: Bringing Niçoise Flavours to the UAE

La Petite MaisonThose of us working at DIFC have been hungrily eying ’s hoardings for some time now; and we’re very excited to anounce the French Riviera’s celebrated bistro has finally opened the doors to its newest restaurant in DIFC’s Gate Village.

Offering ‘á la minute’ dishes served “mezze style”, La Petite Maison’s menu is meant for sharing, which makes it perfect for a lunch break with your colleagues or a dinner with the family.

Posted on 29 November, 2010 filed under New Openings

Freshii: Finally, healthy, tasty, fast food

FreshiiWe’re fairly spoilt for choice when it comes to dining at DIFC – whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or to enjoy a more leisurely dining experience we’ve got quite a variety of restaurants and cafés to suit your palate. Having said that, there was something missing… Fast food that’s easy on the waistline! So we couldn’t be more excited when we found out North American fresh food outlet Freshii was set to open shop here at DIFC.

Posted on 29 November, 2010 filed under New Openings

Caffé Nero

Caffe NeroOur coffee selection just expanded with the opening of Caffe Nero. With its signature Italian coffee and Italian influenced food, we really are spoilt for choice! 

Location: The Balcony, Precinct Building 2
: +9714 370 0505

Posted on 29 November, 2010 filed under New Openings

Ayyam Gallery

Ayyam Gallery

On October 25th DIFC welcomed Ayyam Gallery to the community. There was an excited buzz in the air at Gate Village earlier in the day as the team at Ayyam rushed around setting up for the opening night, which featured recent work by Syrian painter Khaled Takreti. Their hard work paid-off, though, as the art scene hipsters flocked to the Gate Village that night and the vibrant space came to life.

Posted on 26 November, 2010 filed under DIFC Community

Welcome Note

Beyond the business talk, suits and briefcases there is a bustling community within DIFC that makes it more than just a financial centre. Whether it’s casual or fine dining, art and culture, CSR initiative or social event, there’s always something interesting going on around our district and we want to share the details with you! We’ll be using this space to post information on new openings, events, interviews, initiatives and everything in between.