DIFC is the unrivalled financial hub of the region with an established and tested legal and regulatory framework. Safe and stable, Dubai is a global city and business, trade and tourism centre that’s fully connected to regional and global markets.
Specialised regulations and endorsements for Islamic finance operations
Ideal ecosystem for ongoing development of Shari’a-compliant products and services
Located in the heart of the Islamic world
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, makes setting up and operating in DIFC fast and efficient.Apply now
Discuss your proposed Islamic finance activities with DFSA and DIFC service advisors
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