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.
Region’s most advanced telecommunications, IT and regulatory infrastructure
DIFC puts firms at the centre of a region representing a growing share of global market capitalisation
Captive market of sophisticated clients, including family offices, private banks and investment advisors
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
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