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Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

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About DIFC

DIFC, Dubai's business hub and the leading financial center for the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa, comprises tall, high-end buildings, wide streets full of professionals with suitcases, and entrepreneur meetings in top-class restaurants or cafés. This is typically the vibe that hits you once you cross the Gate, the impressive main entrance of the DIFC Dubai area.

This area has much more than the typical fancy business square that appears from the surface. Instead, it's a mixed-use community providing a high-end residential area full of shopping, leisure, and service options besides its business hub.

A splendid avenue lined with the best restaurants in the city and the top names in the world, you will be able to have an exceptional dining experience and try the flavors of the best kitchens from different parts of the world. In addition, the area is full of pleasant surprises of stunning scenery and fantastic art pieces that would catch your eye wherever you look.

The underground space of the Gate is called the Avenue, and it's a marketplace of luxury brands and high-end global shops. It's considered the lavish mall in the area. But again, in DIFC, there is always more to the thing than you expect. The mall could be viewed as a significant art exhibition with many galleries and ateliers it hosts. DIFC Dubai may be the favorite place for art lovers, as it is for professionals.

The area is a complex of tall buildings and skyscrapers that contain the offices of more than two thousand active registered companies. In addition, some luxurious residential buildings are surrounded by manicured green areas and open spaces.

Preferred By

The neighborhood best suits those who prefer living in a vibrant environment in urban city life. It can be the perfect haven for professionals who work in the area or nearby. The community offers several elegant studios and 1-bedroom apartments—the most sought-after type of residences by single people and young couples.

On the other hand, the area is very well served with different kinds of facilities that families consider essential, making it suitable for them.

Transportation

DIFC is performing well in terms of transportation, as there are two metro stations within walking distance from the neighborhood, besides the availability of taxis and several bus lines.

DIFC's location is conveniently close to the city's attractions and central areas. It's only a 6-9 minutes drive to Downtown Dubai. You can easily use the metro from one of the closest metro stations, the Financial Center metro station and Emirates Towers metro station to Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall Metro station to find yourself in the city's center in less than 5 minutes.

Entertainment

With the shops and galleries you can visit, the stunning streets and squares you can walk and stroll, and the events or street bands you can catch, you will never get bored in DIFC. Nonetheless, when you seek a change of scenery, all of Dubai's attractions are within reach of you. You can visit Dubai Downtown anytime to enjoy an opera show or Dubai Mall and its marvelous fountain as it's just 5 minutes away.

Schools and Education Institutions

DIFC provides some nurseries and preschools for the youngsters, so families with kids can rest as they won't need to go elsewhere for school pick-ups. The older kids can follow school and high school in one of the nearby areas, 5-10 minutes away.

Some of the closest schools and preschools to the residential area:

  • Hummingbird Preschool DIFC

  • Best Kidz Nursery

  • GEMS Wellington Primary School

  • London Business School Dubai Center

 Health Care

Several health care centers like clinics and hospitals are available in DIFC, so you don't have to go far for check-ups or in case of emergency. The closest ones are the IMC Medical Center, La Clinique DIFC, and The Clinic. Al Zahra Medical Center is also less than a 15-minute drive away, and so is Interhealth Canada Limited. You can also reach Oriana Hospital in just around 20 minutes.

 Buying property

DIFC is close to leisure and work centers at the same time. This has contributed to attracting the attention of buyers to buy apartments, where you will find a wide range of apartments for sale in DIFC, all with modern and high-end designs. It has all the services and amenities you want at prices commensurate with the quality of the equipment and its significant returns. You can choose from a studio, a two-bedroom apartment, a three-bedroom apartment, and a luxury penthouse.

 The average price of a two-bedroom apartment for sale in DIFC is AED 2,25 million. Studios for sale in DIFC may reach AED 1.3 million. The prices vary based on several criteria, such as the number of rooms, spaces, and towers you want to live in and the views you choose.

 These apartments are equipped with modern facilities such as high-end restaurants and cafes, many retailers, malls and international brands, famous hotels and resorts, museums, art galleries, fitness and beauty centers, sports clubs, parking lots, and shops.

 Renting property

DIFC is ideally located close to most places, markets, and vital trading centers within Dubai, such as Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Mall, and Burj Khalifa. That attracts many tourists and buyers from around the world.

 You will find extensive options of apartments for rent in DIFC, ranging from studios, one-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom apartments or three-bedroom apartments, villas, luxury penthouses, and many more.

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment can be around AED 80,000, and for two-bedroom apartments up to AED 118,000.

 Many people want to live in DIFC, because it is considered a commercial center with a range of hotels, luxury exhibitions, restaurants, and quality rental apartments. Those mentioned meet the expectations of all customers looking for a high-end lifestyle full of leisure options from health centers, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, parking, fitness, and beauty centers.

 Popular buildings

DIFC is known for its luxury residential apartments and buildings. One of the most famous buildings is the Index Tower DIFC Dubai, one of the top 6 buildings in DIFC, in addition to Park Towers and Sky Gardens Tower.

 Hotels

There are many luxury hotels in DIFC, such as The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, a 5-star hotel offering high-end services such as fitness centers and luxury restaurants with glamorous views. And also, there is the Four Seasons Hotel which has all the benefits and facilities visitors need for a comfortable stay, from restaurants, luxury facilities, and swimming pools.

 Getting around

DIFC provides an upscale lifestyle for individuals and families. You'll find everything you fancy, from high-end restaurants, cafes, retailers, and malls with many international brands and popular hotels. There are also several museums, art exhibitions, fitness and beauty centers.

For example, the Gate Building is one of the essential features of DIFC because of its unique and high-end design, making it the best option for holding exhibitions.

 Many famous restaurants include Bento, which serves the most delicious Japanese meals, ShanghaiMe, La Petite Maison Healthy Meals, and Royal China Restaurant.

 The closest beach is JBR Beach. There are also many options for museums and galleries, like The Arts Club and Andakulova Gallery.

 Upcoming attractions

DIFC is one of the most important commercial destinations in Dubai. When you stay in Dubai, you can carry out many tourist activities such as attending art exhibitions or visiting luxury restaurants. This vast project is expected to nearly triple in size by 2024, when the number of residential areas, office space for work, and leisure facilities will increase. It is moving towards more funding and facilities by the Government of Dubai and other organizations.

 Things to consider

Those living in DIFC Dubai enjoy many perks. However, there are some things to consider when moving to DIFC, such as traffic congestion. The lack of options for schools nearby also makes it an undesirable choice for families with school-going children.

 FAQs ON DIFC:

 Where is DIFC Located in Dubai?

DIFC is located between Downtown Dubai and Dubai World Trade Center.

 Is DIFC a Good Place to Stay?

DIFC is a vibrant business hub and a high-end residential area. Manicured green areas and open spaces surround its Luxurious residential buildings. The community is well serviced with shopping places, transportation, and recreational options.

 Should I Buy a DIFC Apartment to Invest in or to Live in?

DIFC is close to Downtown Dubai, Business Bay, and the Trade Center, besides being the primary business center. Therefore, residents of DIFC can keep being near important destinations, especially professionals who work in the area. Investing in DIFC apartments is a good idea considering that you'll live in one of the most sophisticated neighborhoods in Dubai. Alternatively, you easily rent out your property in this fantastic community.

 Is DIFC Near Dubai International Airport?

DIFC is only a 15 minutes drive to the Dubai International Airport.

 What Makes DIFC Attractive to Live?

DIFC has many attraction points that create a lifestyle to dream of: shops, galleries, and street art pieces that turn the streets into art galleries. In DIFC, you can also find some of the best restaurants in town, bringing you different flavors from around the world. It also has excellent health facilities and other services that families consider essential.

 Are Furnished Rental Properties Available in DIFC Dubai?

Yes, furnished rental properties are available in DIFC.

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FAQ on DIFC

Where is DIFC Located in Dubai?

DIFC is located between Downtown Dubai and Dubai World Trade Center.

Is DIFC a Good Place to Stay?

DIFC is a vibrant business hub and a high-end residential area. Its Luxurious residential buildings are surrounded by manicured green areas and open spaces. The community is well serviced with shopping places, transportation, and recreational options.

Should I Buy a DIFC Apartment to Invest or to Live?

DIFC is very close to Downtown Dubai, Business Bay, and the Trade Center, besides being itself a main business center. Residents of DIFC can keep near the important destinations, especially professionals who work in the area or nearby, which makes investing in DIFC apartments a good idea considering that you’ll be either living in one of the most sophisticated neighborhoods in Dubai. Alternatively, you easily rent out your property in this amazing community.

Is DIFC Near to Dubai International Airport?

DIFC is only a 15 minutes drive to the Dubai International Airport.

What Makes DIFC Attractive to Live?

DIFC has so many attraction-points that creates a lifestyle to dream of: shops, galleries and street art pieces that turn the streets into art galleries themselves. In DIFC you can also find some of the best restaurants in town, bringing you different flavors from around the world. It also has great health facilities and other services that families consider important.

Are Furnished Rental Properties Available in DIFC Dubai?

Yes, furnished rental properties are available in DIFC.