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.
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.
Dramatic change is underway in capital markets across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.
Efficient capital allocation is increasingly the priority. No longer are corporates only looking to self-funding or bank loans to finance growth. Nor are governments reflexively shouldering the whole burden of capital spending.
Companies are increasingly tapping equity and debt markets, while governments are looking to asset privatisations, public-private partnerships and debt financing to fund infrastructure and social development projects. The result is a vibrant landscape that demands the full range of capital market products and services.
DIFC offers the ideal platform to deliver capital market solutions to clients across the region from a tried and tested, globally recognised common-law jurisdiction that serves a vast region stretching from Europe to Singapore. Firms benefit from DIFC’s unrivalled status as the region’s financial hub and epicentre of deal making.
DIFC also provides direct access to Nasdaq Dubai, one of the MEASA region’s most significant international electronic trading platforms and one of the world’s leading exchanges for sukuk (Islamic bonds).
DIFC offers an established and tested legal and regulatory framework. Safe and stable, Dubai is a global city and a business, trade and tourism centre that is fully connected to regional and global markets.
DIFC is at the heart of regional deal making
Sophisticated regulatory environment that enables a wide range of capital structures
Diverse ecosystem of financial and professional services firms
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.
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