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.
DIFC is one of the world’s top financial centres, and the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia
On the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, our business hours during Ramadan will be as follows: DIFC Authority Office: 9:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday to Thursday, DIFC Services: 9:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday to Thursday.
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Independent Legislative Framework Based On International Standards And Principles Of Common Law
The DIFC operates within a unique legal and regulatory framework creating an optimal environment for financial services and related industries and services to grow. This framework is entrenched in the UAE’s constitution and the country’s laws, both at Federal and Dubai levels, permitting the DIFC to have its own civil and commercial legal framework, inclusive of financial services regulation and a courts system modeled closely on international standards and principles of common law and tailored to the region's unique needs. For a brief history in this regard, please click here.
The laws and regulations administered by the DFSA relate to the regulation of financial services in the DIFC and can be found by visiting their website, www.dfsa.ae. Below you will find access to the legislation administered by the DIFC Authority. The laws and regulations accessible in pdf format under each of the headings below may be consolidated versions and are not the formal laws enacted.