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Dubai International Financial Centre

The DIFC is the world's newest international financial center. It aims to develop the same stature as New York, London and Hong Kong because of its very central location between Western Europe and East Asia.


Since it opened in September 2004, the DIFC has attracted top companies from around the globe as well as its region. A world-class stock exchange, the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX) helps the objective as well.


The DIFC focuses on several sectors of financial activity: Banking Services (Investment Banking, Corporate Banking & Private Banking); Capital Markets (Equity, Debt Instruments, Derivatives and Commodity Trading); Asset Management and Fund Registration; Insurance and Re-insurance; Islamic Finance & Professional Service Providers.


Registrar of Companies office is responsible for registration of legal entities in DIFC. It also has a key role in providing information on DIFC entities, incorporate/register and dissolve DIFC entities, examine and store DIFC entities information delivered under the applicable laws and regulations; and make this information available to the public. It also advise on, receive, review and process all applications submitted by prospective DIFC registrants seeking to establish a presence in the DIFC in accordance with the Companies Law, the General Partnership Law, the Limited Liability Partnerships Law, or Limited Partnership Law and the implementing regulations applicable thereto.

Benefits of Setting up in the DIFC

  • 100 percent foreign ownership
  • A dollar denominated environment
  • Zero percent tax rate on income and profits
  • An extensive tax treaty network for UAE incorporated entities
  • Freedom to repatriate capital and profits - without restrictions
  • Internationally accepted laws and regulatory processes
  • A wholly transparent operating environment, complying with global best practices
  • A variety of legal vehicles that may be established with capital structuring flexibility
  • A pool of skilled professionals residing in Dubai and the region
  • A modern and efficient transport, communications and internet infrastructure
  • A responsive one - stop shop service for visas, work permits and other related requirements
  • An international stock exchange with primary and secondary listings of debt and equity instruments
  • A world-class, independent, regulatory agency working alongside other financial regulatory agencies located in major global jurisdictions

About Samsun Godwin Consulting

Samsun Godwin, a well established network of business consultants based out of Dubai, helps you set up, market and manage your company in the UAE. Our experienced team of professionals can help you start your business anywhere in the UAE, be it the Mainland, Free Zone or Offshore.


We take care of all your business needs from day one itself, starting from your initial query to your final choice. Our commitment in providing our clients with the very best and our exceptional customer service standards form the grounds of our core value system. Our expert team is quick to identify your needs and deliver to your exact requirements in the most efficient manner.

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