Dubai International Financial Centre - Marlborough Gulf
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Dubai International Financial Centre

Dubai International Financial Centre


As part of our extensive corporate free zone services, we advise our clients the right avenue to structure their businesses. We work closely with all the Free Zones in the UAE and choose the right one that fits your needs.

Dubai International Financial Centre

Strategically located within the heart of Dubai, DIFC has become the chosen hub for financial, banking and legal institutions. This is the most exclusive and expensive free zone jurisdiction of choice. It allows them to tap into the Middle East market, but also, because of the key location of

Dubai, it gives them equidistant access to emerging and established markets around the world. The DIFC is monitored by an independent regulatory authority called the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). Any financial organisation will be required to seek approval from the DFSA.

The DIFC legal framework is unique as compared to other Free Zones in the UAE, as it follows a legislative system consistent with English Common Law.

The DIFC has a multitude of the highest quality commercial office buildings where businesses may set up their operations. DIFC does not offer a Flexi-Desk type set up. Members have access to:

  • Leased Offices
  • Serviced offices
  • Ownership

Specialities that are keen to operate in DIFC are:

  • Banks
  • Professional Services
  • Insurance
  • Retail
  • Wealth Management
  • Management offices

Key Benefits:

  • No exchange control
  • Multitude of double tax treaties available to UAE entities
  • Independent legislative and judicial system consistent with English Common Law
  • Access to regional wealth and investments
  • Ultra-modern infrastructure
  • Actual office space or flexi desk options
  • 100 % ownership
  • Able to set up within an offshore centre

The DIFC is a fully functioning city full of highly skilled professionals from a variety of backgrounds and specialities. Within the DIFC, apart from the ultra-modern office spaces, you will also find :

  • Restaurants
  • Residential properties
  • Art Galleries
  • Retail outlets
  • Hotels
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