Retail and Convenience.

Offering retail and services in MEASA’s global financial centre.

From global luxury brands to local convenience stores that meet your everyday needs, DIFC offers its large workforce of over 39,000 professionals, visitors and residents the full range of retail options and services.

The extensive footfall created by this community is enhanced by shoppers coming from nearby hotels, offices and residential buildings. In DIFC, they find everything – from tailors, barbershops, fitness centres,

salons and spas to telecommunications outlets, auto leasing, laundries, and clothing boutiques.

Amidst the famous architecture and landscaping of DIFC, retail and convenience providers can be found across the district, including at the Balcony, Gate Village, Gate Avenue, Marble Walk, and the many mixed-use buildings in the Centre.


Advantages of setting up in DIFC

DIFC is the unrivalled financial hub of the region, offering a straightforward commercial licensing and operating environment flexible enough for all types of retail concepts. Safe and stable, Dubai is a global city and business, trade and tourism centre that’s fully connected to regional and global markets.

Setting up in DIFC has many advantages:

  • Ready market of professionals and a large number of visitors.
  • Financial services customer base with considerable spending power.
  • World-class facilities offering exceptional settings and interior design opportunities.

3 easy steps to start setting up your business

Handbooks and documents

  • Setting up a retail entity handbook
  • Retail checklist – limited liability partnership
  • Retail checklist – private company
  • Registrar of Companies – Table of fees
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