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 is fully connected to regional and global markets.
DIFC is at the heart of regional deal making
World-class offices and infrastructure for servicing customers across the MEASA region
High concentration of firms in banking, capital markets, reinsurance, Islamic finance, and wealth and asset management
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.
Discuss your proposed professional services operations with DFSA and DIFC service advisors
Submit application documents
Receive approvals for licenses, visas and consent notifications
Download additional information about operating as a professional services provider in DIFC.
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