Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is the leading global financial center in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region with more than 4,300 active registered companies, including banks, insurance companies, investment funds, consulting companies, and international financial institutions such as HSBC, Citibank, Standard Chartered and Barclays. DIFC has a close to 20-year track record of facilitating trade and investment flows across MEASA. The region comprises 72 countries with a combined population of around three billion people and a nominal GDP of approximately US 8 trillion. The Centre connects the fast-growing markets of the MEASA region with the economies of Asia, Europe and the Americas through Dubai.
DIFC’s unique legal and regulatory framework is based on international standards and principles of common law that is tailored to the region’s unique needs. DIFC offers its large professional workforce, visitors and residents an exciting range of lifestyle options.