DIFC is a global financial centre strategically located between the East and West, providing a stable and secure platform for businesses and financial institutions to tap into the emerging markets of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The Centre’s internationally recognized and independent regulation, common law framework, tax-friendly regime, and enabling environment make the ideal hub to access the region’s rapidly growing demand for financial and business services. DIFC fills the time-zone gap between the leading financial centres of London and New York in the West and Hong Kong and Tokyo in the East. Guided by its core values of integrity, transparency and efficiency, the Centre continues to play a pivotal role in meeting the growing financial needs of the region.
Centrally located between new and old Dubai, DIFC is in proximity to some of the city’s best schools and healthcare facilities. The Centre has direct access to Dubai’s main highway, providing ease of travel to major hubs such as the Dubai International Airport, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City. World-class shopping malls and immaculate beaches are also just a short distance away.
With a diverse client portfolio, DIFC hosts a range of financial and non-financial firms from across the globe. The areas of business within the Centre include banking, professional services, global corporations, insurance, wealth management, and access to capital markets.