Trading REITs on Nasdaq Dubai

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are a type of property fund. They own and manage properties. Investors in REITs receive the income from these properties through dividend distributions. You can trade REITs just like shares.

Benefits of investing in REITs include:

  • Dividend yields historically higher than for shares
  • Simplicity - REITs are bought and sold on exchange just like shares
  • Lower costs than buying and selling property directly
  • Greater liquidity than if you invest directly into property
  • Diversification through the multiple properties held in the fund

Nasdaq Dubai Trading Process

Who can trade?

Nasdaq Dubai welcomes investors of any nationality based in any country.

How can I trade?

Individuals and institutions can trade on Nasdaq Dubai using the same National Investor Number (NIN) that they already use to trade on Nasdaq Dubai or DFM. If you do not have a NIN, you can easily obtain one.

You should also appoint one of Nasdaq Dubai’s authorised brokers (Members) to trade on your behalf. Please see the table below for a list of Nasdaq Dubai’s Members.

What is a NIN?

A NIN is a unique number that enables you to trade any securities that are listed on Nasdaq Dubai and DFM.

How do I obtain a NIN?

Complete the Investor Data Entry Application form , gather all supporting documents and submit them to DFM or to your broker.

How long does it take to receive my new NIN?

Within 2-3 business days.

If I already have a NIN for DFM, do I need a separate NIN for Nasdaq Dubai?

No, you do not require a separate NIN to trade Nasdaq Dubai securities. You can use the same NIN used to trade on DFM.

Which brokers can trade on Nasdaq Dubai?

Most large brokers that trade on DFM can also trade on Nasdaq Dubai. Please see the table below for a list of Nasdaq Dubai’s Members.

Do I need to have an account with a Nasdaq Dubai broker to buy securities?

Yes. In order to buy securities of any kind including a REIT on Nasdaq Dubai, you must have an account with one of Nasdaq Dubai’s brokers

Please see the table below for a list of Nasdaq Dubai’s Members.

Can I use a DFM broker to trade on Nasdaq Dubai?

If a DFM broker is listed in the table below, then it can also trade on Nasdaq Dubai.

How do I open a trading account with a broker?

Contact a broker to inquire about the procedure, documents and costs. Each broker will have different requirements and will assist you through the process. The chosen broker can also assist you in obtaining a NIN.

How do I open a trading account if I reside outside the UAE?

Check with your local broker if they allow trading access on Nasdaq Dubai. You can also contact one of the brokers listed in the table below to verify how you may be able to trade on Nasdaq Dubai.

Is it possible to open several accounts with different brokers?

Yes, it is possible to open several accounts under different account numbers with more than one brokerage firm. All will be connected by your single NIN.

Market-Related Questions

When can I start trading REIT securities?

You can start trading on the date they list on Nasdaq Dubai.

What are the trading fees?

Please check with your broker about their trading commissions.

Can I trade in AED?

If a REIT is listed in USD, your broker can clarify if it allows AED accounts and how it can execute a trade in AED. Some brokers provide dollar trading account facilities which can assist you in transferring your AED account to a USD account.

Is there a helpline number I can call to answer any additional queries?

Whether you speak Arabic or English, you can contact DFM Client Services Affairs at +971 4 305 5555 for any additional information.

What are the trading hours for the exchange?

10am to 2pm (6am to 10am GMT) Sunday - Thursday.

How can I monitor the trading data for REITs?

You can monitor the trading prices on our market data.

For Listing Enquiries

Debt Capital Markets and Alternative Assets
Tahir Mahmood
T: +971 4 305 5468

Trading Inquiries
Market Operations
+971 4 305 5473

Media Inquiries
Mark Fisher
T: +971 5 305 5458
M: +971 50 624 5805

Nasdaq Dubai Brokers

UAE Members Website Tel.  
Al Dhabi Brokerage Services LLC +971 800 3325
+971 2 696 2281
+971 2 621 1608
+971 2 696 2593 (UAE)
Also a DFM Member
Al Ramz Securities LLC +971 2 626 2626
+971 2 611 8860 (UAE)
Also a DFM Member
Arqaam Capital Ltd. +971 4 507 1700 (UAE)  
Arqaam Securities LLC +971 4 507 1780 (UAE) Also a DFM Member
CBD Financial Services LLC +971 4 212 1000 (UAE) Also a DFM Member
Deutsche Securities and Services +971 4 361 1700 (UAE)  
EFG-Hermes Brokerage UAE LLC +971 4 306 9449
+971 4 363 4063 (UAE)
Also a DFM Member
EFG-Hermes UAE Limited +971 4 363 4000 (UAE)  
Emirates Islamic Financial Brokerage LLC +971 4 383 4700 (UAE) Also a DFM Member
Emirates NBD Securities  LLC +971 4 303 2233
+971 4 703 8451 (UAE)
Also a DFM Member
Index Securities LLC +971 4 402 0800
+971 4 402 0806 (UAE)
Also a DFM Member
Mashreq Securities LLC +971 4 207 8823 (UAE) Also a DFM Member
MENA Corp Financial Services LLC +971 2 627 1215 Ext: 260 (UAE) Also a DFM Member
Mubasher Financial Services LLC +971 800 567 000
+971 4 389 2555 (UAE)
Also a DFM Member
Naeem Shares & Bonds LLC +971 4 382 4660
+971 4 382 4601 (UAE)
Also a DFM Member
NBAD Securities LLC +971 2 616 1666
+971 2 616 1703 (UAE)
Also a DFM Member
SHUAA Capital International Ltd. +971 4 319 9700
+9714 319 9666 (UAE)
Union Brokerage Company LLC +971 2 617 2100
+971 2 698 4242
+971 2 617 2119
+971 2 617 2150 (UAE)
Also a DFM Member
International Members Website Tel.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch +44 207 628 1000
+44 207 996 2421 (UK)
Barclays Capital Securities Limited +44 207 623 2323 (UK)
Citigroup Global Markets Limited +44 20 7986 4000 (UK)
Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd. +44 207 888 8888
+44 207 888 1600 (UK)
Deutsche Bank AG London +44 207 545 6444 (UK)
+44 207 545 2988 (UK)
+971 4 428 3248 (UAE)
Goldman Sachs International +44 207 774 3565 (UK)
J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd. +44 20 7777 2000 (UK)
Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc +44 207 425 3579 (UK)
+971 4 363 4822 (UAE)
UBS AG London Branch +44 207 567 8000 (UK)
Wood & Company Financial Services +420 222 096111 (Czech Republic)

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