The DIFC is the world's fastest growing international financial centre. It aims to develop the same stature as New York, London and Hong Kong.
Since it opened in September 2004, the DIFC has attracted high calibre firms from around the globe as well as its region. A world-class stock exchange, the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX), opened in the DIFC in September 2005.
The DIFC is a 110-acre free zone. It is part of the larger vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to create an environment for progress and economic development in the UAE and the wider region.