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Become a part of DIFC's thriving technology and innovation startup community

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Join DIFC’s 900+ Innovation and FinTech companies in shaping the future of technology

Become a part of the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia’s (MEASA) leading global financial centre and the destination of choice for over 900 innovation and FinTech companies. Join DIFC’s growing technology, innovation and startup community by choosing a ‘Flexi Desk’ coworking space – Now available for lease at USD 250 per month (billed annually) – For a limited time only*. This cost-effective space solution comes bundled with a subsidised ‘Innovation Licence’ priced at USD 1,500 per year.

DIFC’s Coworking Spaces

Closely affiliated with DIFC’s 315,000 square feet Innovation Hub – the region’s largest innovation community – DIFC’s coworking spaces are ideal for startups, scaleups and established players operating in the technology and innovation space.
Equipped with high-end infrastructure and state-of-the-art amenities, DIFC’s coworking spaces are designed to foster creativity and productivity, while providing direct access to a broad range of retail, F&B, and recreational options, all set within DIFC.



Cost-efficient workspaces


Centrally located, within Dubai and DIFC


State-of-the-art facilities and support


Flexibility to expand on demand


Connected with best-in-class retail and lifestyle venues


Maintained to an impeccable standard


Networking and collaboration opportunities


Access to the ‘Leap by DIFC’ platform

Why choose a flexi desk at DIFC?

Leasing a Flexi Desk at DIFC is a quick, easy and cost-effective way to access a premium shared coworking space. It is a collaborative office space solution that offers unmatched flexibility to meet the needs of dynamic and agile businesses.​

To get access to a Flexi Desk, you will first need an Innovation Licence to set up your business at DIFC. This commercial licence comes with a subsidised fee structure, and is specifically designed for technology and innovation companies, enabling growth at any stage. The comprehensive benefits include:

  • Highly subsidised commercial licence fees

  • Access to highly subsidised coworking spaces

  • Subsidised visa costs

  • Up to 4 visas on the first desk​​

Attractive pricing 

AI & Fintech License

USD 1,500


Coworking Space

USD 250


Data Protection

USD 250


Registration Fee

USD 100


Eligible Startups: ​Agritech - Proptech - FinTech - Healthtech - Greentech - Edtech - Cloudtech

Testimonials from our clients

About DIFC

World-class business and lifestyle destination

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is the leading global financial centre in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region


DIFC has a close to 20-year track record of facilitating trade and investment flows across MEASA. The region comprises 72 countries with a combined population of around three billion people and a nominal GDP of approximately USD8 trillion.


The Centre connects the fast-growing markets of the MEASA region with the economies of Asia, Europe, and the Americas through Dubai.

DIFC- Growth Statistics

DIFC- The future is here

Notable startups that have chosen DIFC coworking spaces

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Interested in the DIFC coworking spaces?

If you would like to explore DIFC’s coworking spaces, and learn more about our ongoing promotion, please submit your details and our team will contact you shortly to help you set up and get started in DIFC.

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DIFC is committed to preserving your privacy in line with applicable data protection laws, including DIFC Law No 5 of 2020 ("DP Law 2020").  As such, we provide this notice to help you understand how we process your personal data and most importantly, your rights to access and control our use of it. We encourage you to review the DIFC Online Privacy Policy , which includes information about how to contact our DPO, what type of personal data we process, and retention and safeguards in place to protect personal data. Per our Privacy Policy, if you permit DIFC to keep your personal data, we will not share it with third parties unless you tell us we may do so.

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