We know that a supportive business environment is key to helping your company thrive. Learn more about what DIFC has to offer, from easy set-up processes to an enabling infrastructure and a variety of office spaces.
The DIFC is more than just a world-class financial centre. Explore the district beyond the office, from a carefully curated collection of retailers, to a diverse range of art galleries and some of the city’s best restaurants.
DIFC is one of the world’s top financial centres, and the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
On the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, our business hours during Ramadan will be as follows: DIFC Authority Office: 9:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday to Thursday, DIFC Services: 9:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday to Thursday.
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Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is one of the world’s most advanced financial centres, and 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$ 7.7 trillion.
With a 15-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 23,000 professionals working across over 2,000 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 be a global financial hub
To promote growth and development of financial services within the UAE by providing world-class infrastructure and business opportunities
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.