Why DIFC is the ideal hub for corporate and professional service providers.

Setting up a non-financial business in DIFC.

DIFC is the ideal global hub for corporates and professional service providers. The Centre not only gives access to a market of leading financial and non-financial firms, it also offers a stable and efficient platform to manage regional activity.

Companies can benefit from the Centre’s world-class legal and regulatory framework and global talent pool.

By establishing operations in DIFC, corporates and professional service providers can centralise and consolidate their regional resources, reducing costs and gaining a competitive advantage.

Companies can structure their operations in DIFC in several ways - including managing offices, holding companies, proprietary investment entities, or prescribed companies.

The Centre is home to corporates and professional services providers of all types. Key professional services providers' activities in DIFC include accounting & audit, management & strategy consulting, legal & compliance, risk management, education & training, market information & research, and human resources.

The Corporates and Professional Services Providers include the following sectors and sub-sectors:

  • Family Businesses
    • Foundation
    • Prescribed Company
  • Corporates & Multi-nationals
    • Foundation
    • Prescribed Company
  • Professional Service Providers


Why Corporates should establish a presence in DIFC?

Establishing a presence in DIFC allows firms across different sectors and industries to strategically and efficiently manage their businesses in a key MEASA hub and one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Corporates may carry out any of these activities in DIFC:

  • Managing/Head Office
  • Holding Company
  • Proprietary Investments Activities
  • Prescribed Company

2 easy steps to start setting up your business

Handbooks and documents

  • Service Fact Sheet
  • Setting up a non-financial entity handbook
  • Financial checklist – limited liability partnership
  • Financial checklist – private company
  • Registrar of Companies – Table of fees
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