A JURISDICTION FOR GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS

DIFC has a sizeable number of multinational corporations and regional conglomerates which are utilising the DIFC to base a head or regional office where centralised strategic leadership and global management of their business activities takes place.

DIFC's attractive legal framework and tax offering, in combination with UAE's wide network of DTAs, has enabled many of these players to optimise the tax impact on their global business and benefit from booking revenues in the centre. Companies are also using DIFC to run treasury operations including forex hedging and liquidity management, as well as a platform for shared services centres for group companies and business units.

Companies based at DIFC are served by a range of international banking facilities and world-class professional services providers, including top global legal firms, accounting firms, consultants, recruitment firms and tax advisers.

Companies include Fortune 500 and leading players in the financial services, oil & gas, telecommunication, consumer goods, business services, capital goods and materials sector.