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.
DIFC is an ideal launch pad available to all tech start-ups and entrepreneurs
DIFC Innovation License is sector agnostic, available to all start-ups, entrepreneurs and technology firms, offering you a vast opportunity to establish, grow and upscale your innovative business to access the MEASA markets, through Dubai. The Innovation License will serve as a launch pad for relevant and cutting-edge technology pertaining to all Tech Start-ups, Entrepreneurs, and Technology & Innovative Companies, and will enable them to tap into tech innovations and opportunities across the MEASA region.
DIFC’s Current Ecosystem
DIFC is home to the largest and most developed financial technology ecosystem in the region, with more than 100 Tech and Start-up firms in the Centre. Tech start-ups choose the DIFC as their preferred jurisdiction from which to scale their business in the MEASA region.
With its broad remit, DIFC FinTech Hive, the first-of-its-kind accelerator in the region, and FinTech Fund, a FinTech-focused fund to accelerate the development of financial technology by investing in start-ups, continue to lead the MEASA region’s efforts in providing an enabling environment for innovative solutions. The FinTech Hive and FinTech Fund are an extension of how DIFC is helping young, promising start-ups and entrepreneurs to disrupt the sector. Please visit FinTech Hive & FinTech Fund pages for more information.
DIFC provides access to an established legal and regulatory framework, along with a wider ecosystem of technology enablers catering to technology & innovation firms interested in developing or testing new, novel or innovative products.
Subsidised Commercial Licensing at USD 1,500 (annual fee)
Access to co-working space at DIFC with a flexible desk space at USD 500 per month
Up to 4 visas on the first desk; and subsidised visas up to 50% for innovation firms
Quick registration process and access to local and international experts
DIFC’s legislation represents a key step for delivering on the Centre’s landmark expansion plan that will transform the future of finance.
DIFC continues to level up its legal and regulatory framework and prioritise ease of doing business in the DIFC. With the added value of being based on internationally recognised Common Law, the Centre has a stable and enabling business environment from which to reside and prosper.
Register in Three Steps
Simple and straightforward licensing, registration and regulation, make setting up and operating in DIFC fast and efficient.
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