About DIFC

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), which comprises 72 countries with an approximate population of 3 billion and a nominal GDP of US$ 8 trillion.

With a close to 20-year track record of facilitating trade and investment flows across the MEASA region, the Centre connects these fast-growing markets with the economies of Asia, Europe and the Americas through Dubai.

DIFC is home to an internationally recognised, independent regulator and a proven judicial system with an English common law framework, as well as the region’s largest financial ecosystem of more than 36,000 professionals working across over 4,300 active registered companies – making up the largest and most diverse pool of industry talent in the region.

The Centre’s vision is to drive the future of finance. Today, it offers one of the region’s most comprehensive FinTech and venture capital environments, including cost-effective licensing solutions, fit-for-purpose regulation, innovative accelerator programmes, and funding for growth-stage start-ups. 

Comprising a variety of world-renowned retail and dining venues, a dynamic art and culture scene, residential apartments, hotels and public spaces, DIFC continues to be one of Dubai’s most sought-after business and lifestyle destinations.


To drive the future of finance


To develop the world's most advanced financial centre, which strengthens Dubai's existing reputation as a leading business destination, shapes the financial industry in the MEASA region, and creates value for companies by providing the best environment to accelerate growth





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Since the establishment of the federation, Dubai & the UAE have a demonstrated remarkable economic growth and political stability. A strategic business and cultural destination, the emirate has facilitated an attractive working environment, suitable and stable living conditions and a vibrant social atmosphere.

Committed to enriching and enabling international trade networks, tourism, real estate and the financial ecosystem, the UAE has become an established commercial hub for investors, businesses and multicultural communities.

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