The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) sits just south of the Dubai World Trade Centre
on Sheikh Zayed Road. The 110-acre site is a financial free zone with its own legal system separate from the rest of the UAE, and it's home to financial institutions like NASDAQ Dubai, as well as some of the city’s cultural and culinary hotspots. It has become an important art hub, with respected art galleries like the XVA Gallery DIFC and Art Sawa
opening here. Plus, some of the city’s top restaurants, such as La Petite Maison
, will tempt you into staying for a long, relaxing meal.