DIFC provides an established and tested legal and regulatory framework, while Dubai offers a safe, stable and cosmopolitan city that is fully connected to regional and global markets.
Globally recognised, independent regulator
Independent, UK Common Law judicial system
High concentration of international and regional players and financial institutions
Although operating independently, the DIFC Authority, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and the Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA) serve a common goal: reinforcing DIFC’s principles of integrity, transparency and efficiency.
The DIFC Authority is responsible for the guiding strategy, ongoing development and overall public administration of DIFC. The DFSA is the globally recognised independent regulator of financial services conducted in or from DIFC. The DRA provides an English-language, commercial common law judicial system, as well as a dispute resolution platform, and other services to deliver legal excellence in the Middle East.
Simple and straightforward licensing, registration and regulation, make setting up and operating in DIFC fast and efficient.
Discuss your proposed banking operations with DFSA and DIFC service advisors
Submit application documents
Receive approvals for licenses, visas and consent notifications
Download additional information about establishing banking operations in DIFC.
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