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MEASA's increasing financial influence

Financial institutions operating out of Dubai are poised to shape financial innovation in Islamic banking and the MEASA region.


Most important hub

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


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.


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.


Dubai International Financial Centre is consistently recognised as the leading financial centre in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region.

Dubai Future Foundation: fueling growth in Dubai’s start-up sector

Investment platforms like VentureSouq are integral in nurturing Dubai’s start-up sector, bringing in international stakeholders while showcasing start-ups on a global stage.

Insurance HQs
25 of the total 27 foreign insurance companies operating in the UAE are headquartered in Dubai, including AXA, Zurich Insurance and HDFC Life of India.

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