DIFC

Dubai International Financial Center

Dubai’s onshore financial centre is the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) that gives businesses, including financial institutions, a solid and streamlined foundation from which to reach the region’s emerging markets.

What is DIFC?

DIFC has at its core an independent risk-based regulator, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). This regulator oversees the distribution of licenses and activities for each and every banking and financial institution in DIFC. It has been created with principle-based primary legislation in mind, similar to that which is found in London and New York. Companies setting up in DIFC can feel confident that the DFSA has a key role in ensuring that confidence in the financial centre is well placed.

Location

Sheikh Zayed Rd
Dubai, UAE

Advantages of DIFC company setup

  • Cost effective business incorporation solutions
  • Fast & easy incorporation and company management
  • Wide and comprehensive range of business activities including Consultancy, Service and Trading options
  • Physical presence in the UAE is not required for incorporation
  • Companies have limited liability
  • 100% exemption from corporate and income taxes
  • No paid upfront share capital requirements
  • Ability to incorporate holding companies

License types

Ancillary services

Asset management and fund registration

Banking services

Business processing operations

Capital markets

Islamic finance

Reinsurance and captive insurance

License types

Ancillary services

Asset management and fund registration

Banking services

Business processing operations

Capital markets

Islamic finance

Reinsurance and captive insurance

DIFC company structures

DIFC company structures

  • Company limited by shares
  • LLC
  • Branch office
  • Partnership

Processing time

  • License 3-4 weeks (complying with all the necessary requirements)
  • Visa application process: 7 business days (normal) and 2 business days (express/VIP)

Office type

  • Commercial office space
  • Co-working space
  • Retails space
  • Business centers
  • Event spaces
  • Data centers

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