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Grow your innovation business in Dubai – exclusive offer for Indian FinTech and innovation companies

Fuel your innovation and technology firm growth in Dubai at a highly subsidised operating licence cost of USD 400 – an exclusive offer for Indian FinTech and innovation companies. By setting up a strategic hub with us, you will join the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia’s leading innovation and technology ecosystem with exclusive perks and benefits.

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.



100 per cent business ownership


Independent regulatory environment 


Access to local and international network


Business set up in

three steps

Why you need the
DIFC innovation licence?

The DIFC Innovation Licence is a Commercial Licence with a subsidised fee structure open to all technology and innovation firms, enabling growth at any stage. This licence caters to firms interested in developing or testing new, novel, or innovative products. We welcome start-ups, growth-stage firms and unicorns!


By taking advantage of this offer, companies can benefit from:

  • Highly subsidised commercial licence costs

  • Mentorship and assistance in building out a product/service and fundraising. 

  • Subsidised visa costs 

  • Up to 2 visas on the first desk with up to 50% discount on visa fee. 


 Also, get additional support from our team to help you establish and operate your business seamlessly.


Exclusive pricing 

Commercial Licence

USD 400

Registration Fee

USD 100


Co-Working Space

USD 2000 (+VAT)


Data Protection


DIFC growth facts  

Some of the start-ups at DIFC


Please complete the fields below and we will be in touch 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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