Dubai International Finance Centre

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Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : Free

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The Dubai International Finance Centre, Dubai Overview

The Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) is one of the more prominent buildings of Dubai being the city's financial hub and housing a plethora of banks, enterprises, investment companies and the noteworthy NASDAQ Dubai exchange, opened in 2005. Built in the modern style of architecture, this building's northern end is flagged by The Gate. The Gate is surrounded by buildings on three sides further linking to an eye-catching raised terrace, dotted with various cafe's and shops, called The Balcony. Located on the east side is a bunch of buildings called 'The Gate Village' is a myriad of assorted galleries coupled with high-end restaurants.

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Things to See at DIFC

Main Buildings in DIFC:
1. The Gate
2. Central Park Towers
3. SKy gardens DIFC
4. Park Towers
5. Burj Daman
6. Index Towers

There are many art spaces in DIFC that have events and moving exhibits. Here are a few:
1. Ajyad Gallery
2. ArtSpace
3. Tabari Artspace

Restaurants and Other Facilities

  • Supermarkets: Spinneys Supermarket for all your grocery needs.
  • Medical and Health: IMC Medical Centre, La Clinique DIFC and The Clinic. Al Zahra Medical Centre
Restaurants in DIFC:
1. La Petite Maison: Authentic French cuisine
2. Gaucho Dubai: Argentinian food and Steaks
3. Cipriani: Authentic Italian cuisine
4. Royal China Restaurant: Delectable authentic Chinese food
5. Japanese Zuma Restaurant: Japanese fine-dine
6. Beefbar
7. Al Mandaloun
8. Dusty’s
9. Peyote Dubai
10. Caramel Bar & Restaurant

Cafe's and Coffee Shops in DIFC:
1.  Caffe Bateel
2. Costa Coffee
3. Caffe Nero to Mercato
4. Panifico
5. Caribou Coffee

How To Reach Dubai International Finance Centre

Located on the main stretch of Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, it is easily accessible via car, taxi, bus and even the metro.

Nearest Metro: Emirates Towers and Financial Centre

Parking at DIFC for non-residents/visitors:
Visitors parking outside the complex costs around AED 10 per hour. 

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