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Industry report

Finance guide

Sun, August 30, 2020

As a global financial hub between East and West and the regional centre for investment and fintech, Dubai’s financial market is gaining competitiveness on a world scale.

As a global financial hub between East and West and the regional centre for investment and fintech, Dubai’s financial market is gaining competitiveness on a world scale.

Why Dubai

Why are businesses and investors from around the world choosing Dubai?

8th

Most important hub

Dubai was ranked as the world’s eighth most important hub in the 2019 Global Financial Centres Index.

25,000

Working professionals in DIFC

More than 25,000 professionals work across over 2,400 active registered companies in Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai’s leading financial free zone.

66%

Fintech investment

Fintech investment in the MENA region outpaced the global average at 66% between the 2014-2019 period.

US$2.5 bn

Fintech market value

The fintech market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is expected to reach US$2.5 billion by 2022.

Overview
01
MEASA's increasing financial influence
Financial institutions operating out of Dubai are poised to shape financial innovation in Islamic banking and the MEASA region.
02
Investment and growth opportunities in finance
As a financial hub and a centre of Islamic banking, Dubai provides financial solutions services to more than 1 billion customers across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
03
DIFC - the global financial centre
DIFC offers financial services to a global market and its vision to drive the future of finance plays an integral role in Dubai’s economic growth.
04
Government-backed financial development
Dubai’s public-private partnership finance model is designed to ensure Dubai’s position as the region's heart of fintech.
05
Trade hub driving finance investment
Dubai’s new infrastructure projects and investments will fuel the expansion of the non-oil economy and transform the logistics and re-export sector over the next five years.

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