Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is an urban landmark where individuals and corporations come to advance their business, engage with the community and enjoy the energy of the central business district. DIFC occupies a physical territory of approximately 110 acres and aims to provide a platform for business and financial institutions to reach into and out of the emerging markets of the region. It was established to create an environment for growth, progress and economic development in the UAE and the wider region by providing the needed legal and business as well as physical infrastructure benchmarked against international standards. DIFC is home to some of the best located offices in Dubai.
DIFC offers the opportunity to experience city living at its finest. Remarkable apartments appeal to those who are seeking the finest quality of life. Centrally located between new and old Dubai, DIFC is in proximity to some of the city's best schools and healthcare facilities. The apartments in DIFC and offices in DIFC overlook a number of Dubai's most famous landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa and Emirates Towers, giving rise to dramatic skyline views. The DIFC complex has one hotel, the Ritz Carlton - it is 14 storeys tall and consists of 341 rooms plus 124 serviced apartments, 3 restaurants 2 lounges and a 1,400 square meter ballroom.
Residents enjoy the convenience of being able to eat, shop, work and play all within DIFC. A walk down from one of the residential buildings brings you straight onto DIFC's retail corridor, connecting the entire community from start to finish. Here, the district comes alive; lined by unique owner-operator stores, and host to regular farmer's markets, the corridor is the heart of the community. Residents rarely have to leave the comfort of the district in order to find whatever they desire. An ultra-modern health club offers sports enthusiast's state-of-the-art facilities. The landscaped grounds provide residents with plentiful areas in which to walk and socialize. Fine dining, cafés, well-known retail stores and an entertainment centre are all just a short walk away.
Dubai International Financial Centre is also home to art galleries which showcase both local and international art. DIFC Gate Village is a contemporary urban area that’s home to art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Twice a year Gate Village hosts Dubai Art Night that combines elements of art, music, film and design through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, where people can come together in a relaxed setting, to mingle and unwind after work, while enjoying the creative experience. The various galleries showcase works by Middle Eastern and international artists, and frequently host events to present new works from different artists. Some of the above galleries also act as auction houses.
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