International best practice combines with easy access to investors to make Nasdaq Dubai the exchange of the future for the Middle East. For businesses of all types it is the perfect springboard for expanding to the international market, while maintaining a strong UAE and regional presence.
Nasdaq Dubai is the international financial exchange in the Middle East. It allows companies to benefit from a unique investor pool that combines regional and international wealth, making it a globally unique platform for companies to raise money and for investors to find exciting opportunities.
Dubai bridges the east and west and excels in areas such as trade, transport, tourism and real estate as well as financial services. In Nasdaq Dubai, it brings together the best of international standards with regional knowledge and understanding, supporting the growth of listed companies in the region and beyond.
The exchange’s broad investor base sets it apart from others. As well as investors in the UAE and the region, those in the US, Europe, Asia and elsewhere can easily trade its securities. This gives its listed companies instant recognition and visibility around the world, supported by the international Nasdaq brand name.
Company owners have freedom to raise capital in the way that suits them. They can choose the price at which to sell shares in an IPO, and keep control of the company afterwards. Underpinning the exchange is a regulatory framework that is second to none, giving confidence to issuers and investors alike that their interests are being looked after.
As a leader in innovation, Nasdaq Dubai offers a wide product range. Companies can raise capital through shares, Sukuk and bonds. Exchange-traded funds, derivatives, exchange-traded commodities as well as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) can be listed and traded too.
Nasdaq Dubai is ideal for many types of companies, from family businesses to conglomerates, government entities and high growth businesses. Your company no longer has to look overseas for an international listing. Nasdaq Dubai is here to offer that in the region, closer to your base.
The exchange is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), which has an independent commercial legal system based on English law. The exchange is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), which operates to the highest international standards.
The majority shareholder of Nasdaq Dubai is Dubai Financial Market with a two-thirds stake. Borse Dubai owns one third of the shares.