DIFC Community Guide


Emaar Properties Community Guide

General Description

Community Name DIFC
Master Developer Emaar Properties

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a special economic zone in Dubai covering 110 ha, established in 2004 serving as a financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) markets. DIFC has its own independent, internationally regulated court and judicial system, common law framework, global financial exchange, tax-friendly regime, and a large business community. The district houses hundreds of financial institutions, including wealth funds and private investors, as well as multinationals, retail outlets, cafés, top restaurants, amazing residential spaces, public green spaces, 4 star and 5-star hotels and world-class art galleries.

DIFC is one of Dubai’s independent free-zones; it offers companies 100% ownership without the need for a local partner. The district is governed by a common-law framework distinct from the UAE legal system, with laws and regulations issued in English. DIFC offers clients a 50-year guarantee of zero taxes on corporate income and profits, complemented by the UAE’s network of double taxation avoidance treaties.

DIFC is an ideal community for singles and cosmopolite professionals working in the area wishing to enjoy its rich hospitality and art scene, as well as leisure possibilities that this area has to offer.


Location Overview

Ideally situated between new and old Dubai, DIFC offers easy (or even direct) access to Sheikh Zayed road and nearby public transport.

Sub Communities


Educational Institutions


  • Grassland Daycare & Nursery (1,4 km)
  • Hummingbird Pre-School (2,7 km)
  • Safari Kid Nursery (4,3 km)


  • London Business School Dubai Centre (1,8 km)
  • Jumeira Baccalaureate School (4,9 km)
  • Clarion School (9,1 km)
  • Qurtoba Primary School (4,4 km)
  • GEMS Wellington Primary School (4 km)


  • Canadian University Dubai (4 km)
  • Cass Business School Dubai (1,8 km)
  • London Business School Dubai Centre (1,8 km)
  • IE Center – Dubai (0,3 km)

Healthcare Institutions

  • IMC Medical Center (1,7 km)
  • La Clinique DIFC (1,5 km)
  • Dubai Equine Hospital (2,2 km)
  • Al Badaa Health Center (4,2 km)
  • Masjid Jumeirah (7,2 km)
  • Al Zahra Hospital (17,6 km)

Entertainment & Leisure


  • The Empty Quarter
  • Andakulova Gallery
  • Tabari Artspace
  • Brownbook Publishing FZ-Ltd.
  • Christie’s, Cuadro
  • Opera Gallery
  • Sconci Gallery
  • Sotheby’s

Fitness clubs

  • Fitness First
  • Barry’s Bootcamp
  • Ultimate Performance Dubai (UP Fitness LLC)
  • D5 Executive Gymnasium


  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa
  • Mind & Sense Spa
  • Spa Cordon


  • The Gate Avenue DIFC (opening soon)
  • Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa (in proximity)
  • Zabeel Park (in proximity)
  • Dubai Garden Glow (in proximity)


  • BB Social Dining
  • Boca
  • La Petite Maison
  • Caramel restaurant and lounge
  • Zuma
  • Gaucho

Public Transport

Metro Stations
Financial Centre, Emirates Towers

Bus lines
29 & 27

Properties for sale in DIFC

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