Dear valued clients, partners, stakeholders, and friends,
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has set its sight firmly on shaping the Future of Finance, aligning with the roadmap of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision of innovation-driven growth.
DIFC is home to the Innovation Hub, the largest innovation ecosystem in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, comprising of more than 500 innovation and tech firms including start-ups that may become the next unicorns. It serves as the ideal launchpad for entrepreneurs entering the region, by offering subsidised commercial licensing options and access to flexible co-working spaces. A rich events calendar, abundant networking opportunities and connecting start-ups with a wealth of different stakeholders – from government bodies to financial institutions and venture capital firms – help create the connections that are crucial to growth.
Entrepreneurs in DIFC also have access to exceptional funding opportunities and accelerator programmes, including the AED1 billion Future District Fund, which is committed to supporting emerging technology companies. It focuses on those developing technologies that drive the digitisation of Dubai's economy and support the next generation of economic growth, giving start-ups the chance to obtain resources they need to realise their ambitions.
DIFC's innovation ecosystem is further strengthened by its robust, independent legal framework that provides many company formation options, including platforms supported by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). A sophisticated financial services regulator for the region, the DFSA is constantly pioneering solutions for technology and innovation firms. The DIFC Courts, which administer an independent English-language common law judiciary, give DIFC companies the comfort and familiarity of a common law, globally-minded system of redress, as evidenced by the Digital Economy Courts in development to provide specialized, efficient judicial services for specific digital business needs.
We now want to hear what you think about Dubai as the leading financial services and innovation hub, to help rank the city among other top-tier financial centres in the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI). We thank you for your continued support and value your contribution to help us enhance our offerings even further.