Company Incorporation in DIFC.

Business Setup in Dubai International Financial Centre – DIFC was established in 2004 as a federal financial free zone. The prime objective of setting up DIFC was to develop a world-class platform for the financial institutions in the region, which connects with the financial markets in Europe, USA and Asia. The Free Zone is expected to develop and maintain an environment suitable for developing Dubai and UAE as the financial hub of the region.

The infrastructure, regulatory mechanism and legal frameworks of DIFC are developed in such a way to suit the requirements of financial market participants and financial services industry. DIFC follows an independent legal and regulatory framework to create a suitable growth environment. These frameworks are closely aligned to international standards, principles of common law and unique requirements of the region.

DIFC is regulated by Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), a risk-based regulator. DFSA grants license and regulates operations and activities of all Banks and Financial Institutions in DIFC. The Registrar of Companies (ROC) is responsible for the registration and incorporation formalities of companies in DIFC.

The business activities permitted in DIFC are broadly categorized into Regulated and Non-Regulated. The core business in DIFC are related to Regulated activities in banking and finance sector. In order to ensure a full-fledged eco-system for financial services industry DIFC also permits Non-Regulated activities. It includes companies belonging to regulated professions like law, accountancy and other non-regulated, non-financial businesses.

Benefits of incorporating a company in DIFC

100% Foreign Ownership

0% Corporate Tax and Personal Income Tax

No Restriction on Capital and Profit Repatriation

Independent Regulatory Environment

Common Law Framework

Opportunity to Function as a Regional or Global Hub

Facilities for Business Setup in DIFC

There are a wide range of facilities in DIFC district to select from. The facilities offered includes:

Leased Shell & Core Office

Serviced Office

Business Centres

Retail Space

Data Centres

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