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Own Your Dream Space in DIFC

Be a part of a new lifestyle destination in DIFC

DIFC, in association with Brand Dubai is giving you the opportunity to set up your brand in Gate Avenue that extends from The Gate Building to Central Park Towers, providing a seamless, fully connected year-round walkable destination including an outdoor promenade.


Harnessing Talent Eligibility


  • UAE National Entrepreneurs
  • UAE Based small and medium enterprises
  • Fashion, homeware, jewelry and lifestyle businesses

Areas of particular interest to us

  • Fashion
  • Homeware
  • Jewellery
  • Lifestyle

Applications are open!


Terms & Conditions


The Gate Avenue project, a seamless walk-way, connecting all buildings in the DIFC, is open for use by the DIFC community as well as the public. At this time, there is access from Marble Walk at the Gate District, to the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Al Fattan Currency House. Other connections will be announced shortly.

The retail spaces will be allocated to the winners by April 2019.

DIFC will provide a dedicated retail space including basic fit-out (floor, walls, ceiling, MEP) which will need to be branded and managed by each winning concept.

Yes, the winners must cover their own operational overheads.

The ten spaces will be located within Gate Avenue. The total size of each retail space is subject to the concept.

DIFC will run a PR and Social Media campaign to announce the chosen businesses, and also as well as any updates throughout the tenancy of the selected concepts. We will also maintain a website that includes up-to-date information about each retailer.

A minimum 1 year commitment is required from for 9 of the 10 retail spaces, and a minimum 1 month commitment is required from 1 of the 10 retail spaces.

This will depend on the results of the competition and the space requirements of each concept. We are aiming for between 5-6 concepts, however this will be confirmed once the competition is closed.

This campaign will not accommodate F&B concepts. If there is any interest in leasing F&B retail space at Gate Avenue, please contact our retail leasing team on +9714 3622 447 or

The Promenade level in Gate Avenue will be accessible 24 hours a day, however the retail outlets will only be open from 10:00am to 10:00pm daily

No, there is no such requirement at the moment.

Gate Avenue

Gate Avenue is a very dynamic component of the DIFC offering; it is set to enhance connectivity and lifestyle across the DIFC masterplan.

Explore Gate Avenue

Gate Avenue at DIFC

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