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$ 8 trillion.
Strategically located in Dubai and connected to many of the world’s fastest growing economies of the East and West, DIFC is the leading global financial centre in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.
It’s the headquarter of choice for global Fortune 500 companies, family businesses and financial institutions that are reimagining finance, redefining growth, and leading the way into the future.
Vibrant hub with access to three five-star hotels and more than 200 retail outlets, including art galleries, award-winning restaurants, cafes, fashion stores, utility and convenience stores.
Quick and easy access to Dubai Metro and dedicated taxi services.
Proximity to iconic attractions, cultural hubs and tourist destinations.
MEASA combined GDP.
in Dubai Foreign Trade in First Half of 2021.
2+ Billion Population
population reachable within 4-hour flight.
#4 Busiest Airport
in the world*.
#1 global finance centre
in MEASA and top 20 globally as per GFCI ranking offices in Dubai.
70% of fortune 500
companies with presence in the region have their head office in Dubai.
Designed to exceed the demands of the world's most sophisticated financial institutions, and the professionals who work for them – regardless of the scale and scope of their requirements. Registered companies can choose from several attractive options.
Gateway to growth
DIFC is home to more than 29,000 professionals working in over 4,031 registered firms.
A financial free zone
100% foreign ownership.
Independent judicial system based on English Common Law.
No restrictions on capital repatriation.
DIFC Authority provides an independent legal framework and world-class business infrastructure.
Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) regulates all financial services activities carried out at DIFC.
DIFC Courts administer an independent English-language common law judiciary.
State-of-the-art business and lifestyle destination.
Largest FinTech and Innovation Hub in MENA.
Top restaurants, art galleries and events.
15-minute drive from Dubai International Airport with two metro connections.