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More than one of the world’s top ten financial centres, DIFC is also a leading destination for lifestyle, arts and culture. Take a look at the latest happenings from the third quarter of 2017…

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Arif Amiri
MESSAGE FROM THE DIFC
 
Arif Amiri
Chief Executive Officer


What is always anticipated to be a quiet summer has instead proven to be yet another busy and productive quarter for the DIFC. 

We have sought new opportunities to engage with our community of almost 22,000 professionals, to drive innovation in the financial services industry and to provide a more sophisticated knowledge-sharing platform. 


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DUBAI RANKED AMONG THE WORLD’S TOP 10 FINANCIAL CENTRES

Dubai has been ranked 10th in The Banker magazine’s annual International Financial Centre (IFC) rankings, placing it alongside hubs such as London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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DIFC PERSPECTIVES

Islamic FinTech: It’s Now or Never for the IFIs Who Care to Compete. Read more...

Reshaping Financial Markets by Embracing Innovation. Read more...
WHAT’S TRENDING?
 
Check out the DIFC Wealth & Asset Management Report 2017: Mapping Opportunities in the MEASA Region. 

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FinTech Hive at DIFC
FINTECH UPDATES
 
FinTech Hive at DIFC commences inaugural accelerator programme. Read more...

Learn more about technology and the rules of personal finance at ‘FinTech Breakfast by Sarwa’ on 17 October 2017Read more...
SECTOR SPOTLIGHT: INSURANCE & REINSURANCE

Insights from Gracita Aoa De Gracia, Manager – Insurance & Reinsurance, DIFC Authority.

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

DIFC continues to grow and innovate in the first half of 2017 
Dubai International Financial Centre continues to grow and innovate in the first half of 2017 
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Global Financial Forum will explore opportunities for emerging markets in the ‘New Order’
Global Financial Forum (GFF) will explore opportunities for emerging markets in the ‘New Order’
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DIFC and Harvard
Dubai International Financial Centre and Harvard offer educational opportunities to underprivileged students
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COMMUNITY

The Academy
DIFC LAUNCHES 'THE ACADEMY’ 

DIFC launches ‘The Academy’, a new state-of-the-art executive education centre.

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DIFC Art Nights
DIFC HOSTS SECOND EDITION OF 2017 ART NIGHTS 

DIFC is getting ready to host the second edition of the prestigious bi-annual event, Art Nights, on 1 November 2017 from 7pm-10pm.

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Breast Cancer Awareness
OCTOBER: A MONTH OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS 

In line with the UAE Year of Giving, and in collaboration with Ministry of Health, Al Jalila Foundation and Brest Friends, we invite you to join DIFC’s first Breast Cancer awareness initiative.


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Zuma
ZUMA

Zuma brings to Dubai a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese izakaya style of informal eating and drinking with attention to detail and quality ingredients.

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AL GRISSINO
AL GRISSINO

Al Grissino Restaurant and Lounge brings the flavours and authenticity of true Italian fine dining to Dubai’s gastronomic scene with its stunning views of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai.

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PROPERTIES

Gate Avenue
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Construction of Gate Avenue at DIFC, the new urban retail and leisure development at the heart of DIFC, is proceeding at full pace, with 85% of the structural concrete work and 75% of the concrete blockwork completed, on schedule for the anticipated opening in H1 2018.

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With plenty of options to buy or lease, find your ideal property in the region’s leading financial centre.

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