#Dubai International Financial Centre

DIFC launches Open Finance lab

Dubai’s DIFC launches region’s first open finance lab

The lab will run business and technical deep-dive workshops, facilitate industry and regulatory forums on important issues such as API standards and consumer consent management

DIFC FIntech week 2022

DIFC to host the region’s most comprehensive fintech event in June

More than 1,000 attendees, including fintech startups, investment firms, banks and service providers, are expected to attend DIFC FinTech Week on June 28 and 29

DIFC’s new Studio Launchpad to support SMEs, financial ecosystem

Part of its Strategy 2030, DIFC’s Studio Launchpad is designed to attract and engage a consortium of leading startup and corporate venture studios

UAE’s DFSA introduces ‘whistleblowing’ regulatory regime

DFSA’s regime aims to improve the whistleblowing culture among its regulated entities by increasing transparency around how they handle regulatory concerns

New artificial intelligence and coding licence launched in Dubai

The licence offered by Dubai International Financial Centre can also serve as a gateway to obtaining UAE Golden Visas

Dubai International Financial Centre achieves record company registrations in 2021

Last year, the financial centre also recorded its highest ever annual revenue and operating profit

Dubai Watch Week

Top Swiss brands including Rolex and Audemars Piguet to participate in Dubai Watch Week

Over 45 brands will participate in the fifth edition which will be held at Dubai International Financial Centre from November 24-28

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Legaltech startup Clara receives investment from Dubai’s DIFC FinTech Fund

The UK-based company has established an office in Dubai International Financial Centre

Chinese state-backed Sinosure opens regional office in Dubai

It has become the first Chinese insurer to operate in the Dubai International Financial Centre

Malabar Gold & Diamonds Nasdaq Dubai

Malabar Gold & Diamonds joins Nasdaq Dubai’s Private Market

Malabar Gold & Diamonds currently generates an annual turnover of $4.51bn through a network of over 260 outlets and 14 wholesale units

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

New DIFC Innovation Hub to spur fintech ecosystem in Dubai

Plans have already been approved to expand the size of the Innovation Hub four-fold to cover 315,000 sq ft

DIFC Art Nights Art on the Menu

Video: Here’s what you shouldn’t miss at the DIFC Art Nights in Dubai

Four restaurants, two galleries and a music store to discover when visiting DIFC Art Nights this week

Five top artists to watch out for at DIFC Art Nights in Dubai this week

A total of 10 galleries will be displaying their work, showcasing the creations of over 40 artists

DIFC employee savings plan locks in $127m in assets under management in first year

Within one year, 19,182 members of the DIFC workforce have been enrolled in the plan

DIFC FinTech Hive and Israel’s FinTech-Aviv sign cooperation agreement

Over 50 per cent of all fintech businesses in the GCC now operate from DIFC

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Israel’s Bank Hapoalim signs agreement with DIFC, AGDM

The agreement enables Bank Hapoalim to access banking and innovation opportunities in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia through the DIFC platform

DIFC Art Nights

DIFC Art Nights return to Dubai for its 10th edition

Admission to the open-air event held within DIFC’s Gate Village is free and will be open from 6pm-10pm

DIFC set to grow its fintech base with new ‘Innovation Hub’

Startups benefit from access to industry experts, mentors and partner organisations

Dubai’s DIFC becomes region’s first accredited member of Global Privacy Assembly

DIFC introduced a new data protection law, that aims to enhance its current regime around data, security and privacy best practices

UAE exchanges, financial centres partner with Aurora50 to drive gender diversity

Aurora50 is initiating the discussion around board-level gender diversity with a virtual event

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DIFC launches new license starting at $1,500 for startups and entrepreneurs in Dubai

Businesses can secure up to four visas when renting a desk space within the freezone

Dubai’s DIFC grants banking licence to Samba Financial Group

Samba Financial Group’s presence in DIFC will facilitate its access to regional markets

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China strengthens fintech cooperation with Dubai through new agreement with DIFC

Jiaozi Fintech Dreamworks and DIFC will collaborate on key sectors such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing

Sheikh Mohammed

Sheikh Mohammed enacts new data protection law for Dubai International Financial Centre

The law will come into effect from July 1, 2020

Dubai’s DIFC says employers can reduce pay during Covid-19 crisis without employee consent

The new directives will remain effective from April 21 – July 31, 2020

DIFC Courts

Dubai’s DIFC Courts introduces video conferencing to register wills online

A testator and two witnesses can join via video conferencing from different locations