Doing Business in the
Dubai International Financial Centre
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of member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, each of which is a separate and
independent legal entity.
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
The Gate, Level 14, P.O. Box: 74777, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 362 2222, Fax: +971 4 362 2333, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doing Business in the Dubai International Financial Centre
This Guide has been prepared to assist those who are interested in doing business in the
Dubai International Financial Centre. It does not cover its chosen subject exhaustively;
rather it seeks to answer some of the more important business-related questions that may
arise. When specific questions occur in practice, it is always advisable to refer to the laws
and regulations of the Dubai International Financial Centre, and obtain the appropriate
accounting, tax and legal advice.
The material contained in this Guide was assembled in April 2006 and, unless otherwise
stated, is based on information that was current - and to the best of our knowledge -
accurate at the time.
PricewaterhouseCoopers welcomes the establishment of the DIFC. We are proud to have
been associated with this ambitious project since its inception, and to have provided
support to the DIFC during its formative period.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has over 0 years of experience in the Middle East and employs
almost 1,000 people in 1 countries in the region: the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon,
Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, West Bank, Libya, Iraq, and Iran. At PwC we have
a reputation for providing quality professional services to a well-diversified client portfolio,
in both the public and private sectors. We have always striven to create value for our
clients and to provide them with a competitive advantage, by combining our international
capabilities and local - market knowledge with an extensive