DIFC is an independentally regulated special economic zone located at the heart of Dubai. It offers all the operational benefits of a Free Zone with the common law jurisdiction of an independent arbitration authority. This autonomy allows the Free Zone to realize its values of integrity, transparency and efficiency, while offering financial institutions a robust, secure and friendly ecosystem for business development.
DIFC is home to a privately held financial exchange, retail shops and convenience stores along with business services outlets, medical clinics, more than 100 cafes and restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines and extraordinary event spaces and venues to suit any occasion. Two luxury business hotels – the Ritz Carlton DIFC and the Four Seasons DIFC – provide world-class hospitality services along the Dubai International Financial Center.