Why Nasdaq Dubai

Selection of the right market is key to the success of your listing, to help you expand your company’s footprint.


As the region’s international financial exchange, Nasdaq Dubai offers your business a unique set of advantages that will maximise the benefits it receives.

Wherever in the world your business is based, and in whichever sectors it operates, Nasdaq Dubai welcomes you.

ACCESS TO INVESTORS EVERYWHERE

Unique mix of regional and international brokers

More than 500,000 regional individual investors and thousands of institutional investors around the world can trade together on the exchange.

EXPAND TO OTHER LEADING MARKETS

Your international listing journey starts with us

Based on international practice, Nasdaq Dubai can open the door to an easy listing on other leading exchanges around the world.

COMPANIES CHOOSE THEIR IPO PRICE

Nasdaq Dubai allows a ‘book build’ valuation

Issuers can price the IPO according to market demand, rather than a lower value imposed by an external authority as on many other exchanges.

OWNERS CAN KEEP CONTROL

Only 25% of a company’s shares need to be sold

Owners can retain a majority of the shares after IPO, whereas on many other exchanges they must give up more than 50%.

LEVERAGE THE DUBAI ADVANTAGE

List in the Middle East’s business capital

A Dubai listing puts you at the heart of the Middle East’s most dynamic economic and financial centre.

ROBUST TRADING PLATFORM

The world’s leading trading technology in action

Trading takes place on the world-class X-Stream trading platform that powers the world’s leading exchanges.

DIVERSE PRODUCT RANGE

Unique choice of products beyond shares

The platform enables the listing of a diverse range of asset classes beyond shares, such as derivatives, ETFs, REITs, bonds and Sukuk.

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGH GROWTH COMPANIES

The runway for companies with international vision

The reduced IPO minimum market capitalisation of USD 10 million opens the gate for rapidly expanding businesses.