Dubai's infrastructure and regulatory environment make it the leading financial centre in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
A wealth of opportunities
Strategically positioned between East and West, Dubai has consistently developed its offering to ensure its competitiveness with the other leading financial centres. It also caters for the burgeoning economies of the MEASA region, whose 3 billion residents stand to benefit from the broad range of financial services and Islamic financing options available, all within a highly regulated environment.
It is this progressive attitude of finding people-oriented solutions that has supported Dubai’s sustained rise as a global financial centre and one that is supported by its leadership.
Strategically positioned between East and West
Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) 2.0 aims to triple the scale of its operations and most importantly, create the right environment for companies and people to innovate and develop.
This will not only support the emirate’s strong desire to enhance its human capital development, but also support the existing 25,600 professionals and 2,400 active registered companies currently based in the centre.
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Fast growth market
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Long term vision
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City of innovation
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Thriving business community
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