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Getting Here

The strategic location for finance and business in the region

Introduction

Centrally located between new and old Dubai, DIFC is in proximity to some of the city's best schools and healthcare facilities. The Centre has direct access to Dubai's main highway, providing ease of travel to major hubs such as the Dubai International Airport, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City. World-class shopping malls and immaculate beaches are also just a short distance away.

BY CAR:

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From Dubai International Airport:

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  • Drive towards Garhoud Bridge, take the first exit to Jebel Ali / Abu Dhabi
  • Continue and follow the signs directing towards World Trade Centre
  • Continue straight until reaching the World Trade Centre roundabout
  • Take the fourth exit from the roundabout and head towards signs showing DIFC/ Convention
  • Centre
  • Take a right at the first signal, continue straight
  • At the third signal, turn right
  • Continue going straight through the roundabout, make a U-turn
  • Take the first right into the DIFC Gate Building
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From Al Maktoum International Airport:

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  • To continue on to Mohammed bin Zayed Road, head North for 1.3 kms, take U-turn and continue straight till you reach the first roundabout, take the first exit. From the second roundabout, take the second exit. And from the third roundabout, take the third exit. At the fourth roundabout, take the first exit to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed road.
  • Continue straight for 1.9 kms. At the first roundabout, take the third exsit. At the second and third round abouts, take the 2nd exit to stay on D53 and continue
  • After 900m, take the ramp on to E11 (Sheikh Zayed Road) till you reach the Financial Centre Metro station
  • Keep slightly to the right on the road and at the fork, turn left.
  • Take the first right towards DIFC parking. Go straight towards the roundabout and take the first exit
  • Take the first right towards DIFC Gate Building
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From Abu Dhabi International Airport:

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  • To go on Abu Dhabi Shahama Road/E 10: Head east for 400 m. At the first two roundabouts, take the first exit. At the third roundabout, take the second exit. After 900 m, take the right. At the roundabout, take the third exist on to Abu Dhabi Shahama Road/E 10 ramp. Drive for 10.8kms
  • Take the exit on to your left on E11 (Sheikh Zayed Road) and drive for 99.6kms till you reach the Financial Centre Metro station
  • Keep slightly to the right on the road and at the fork, turn left.
  • Take the first right towards DIFC parking. Go straight towards the roundabout and take the first exit
  • Take the first right towards DIFC Gate Building
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From Sharjah International Airport:

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  • Get on E 88 – drive for 2 min (900 m)
  • Head Northwest for around 300 m (keep slightly on the right for 43 m)
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the E 88 ramp and continue for 4.7kms
  • Take the exit of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed road
  • Keep left to continue towards Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road for 1.9 kms
  • Keep left at the fork and merge on to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed road and continue for 13.7 kms
  • Take the exit towards Al Rebat street/D 83. In 300m, keep right and merge on to Al Rebat street/D 83 and continue for 2.7 kms
  • Keep to your left for 2.3 kms. merge on to Business Bay bridge and continue for 550 m and Al Khail road for 3.1kms
  • Take right on 2nd Zabeel Road and continue for 3.4kms
  • Turn left onto Al Sa'ada St/D86. DIFC Gate Building will be on your right.

By Metro:

The DIFC can be accessed by two metro stations; Emirates Towers Metro station and the Financial Centre Metro station. Both are on the red line. Visitors to the DIFC Gate Building should alight at the Emirates Towers Metro

PARKING

With over 4,300 spaces in the Gate Buildings and Gate District, there is ample parking for DIFC tenants, visitors, reserved valet spaces and disabled parking. The parking is paid on an hourly basis with payment terminals stations at all the building exists.

Monthly memberships are available for self-parking and valet parking as per the below:

  • Self-Membership: AED 1000/- per month, half month AED 500/- Applicable From 16th to end of the month
  • Valet Membership: AED 2500/- per month
VALET SERVICE

DIFC efficient valet service is provided by Secure Parking

Opening Times

Secure parking ensures DIFC valet services is available at convenient timings in the Gate Village and the Gate district, as per the timings given below:

Gate District
  • Building 5 : 7:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Building 2 : 07:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Building 3 : 05:00 pm to 2:00 am
Gate Village:
  • Building 8 : 07:00 am to 02:00 am
  • Building 5: 12:00 pm to 02:00 am
  • Building 6: 12:00 pm to 02:00 am
Security

For enquiries on security, please contact DIFC Security office on +971 4 362 2299

Contact Us

For enquiries on parking, please contact DIFC Parking Services department on +971 4 3637464

Rates

Hourly rates for visitor parking is as per the table below: Self Visitors Parking: 1st 1 Hour free Succeeding Hour AED 20/hour or Part of an Hour Visitors(Casual) Valet Parking: AED 20 for the 1st Hour and AED 15 for each additional/part of an hour Retailers (Stamped Tickets) Valet Parking: 1st 3 Hrs AED 20/- additional each hour 15 per hour

Parking Area

With over 4,300 spaces in the Gate Buildings and Gate District, there is ample parking for DIFC tenants, visitors, reserved valet spaces and disabled parking. The parking is paid on an hourly basis with payment terminals stations at all the building exists.

Parking Office Telephone:

For further enquiries on parking, please contact the Centre’s Parking Services department on +971 4 3637464

Maximum vehicle height:

The average vehicle height 2 metres allowing for clearance limitations although for the Gate 11 (B1 at Gate Village for Paid Visitors Parking), the maximum vehicle height is 1.9 metres.

Payment terminal locations:

DIFC convenient parking machines for ticket collections and verifications are located in the following locations as per the table below: