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National Numbering Agency for financial instruments in DIFC

Nasdaq Dubai, the region’s international stock exchange, is designated as the sole National Numbering Agency (NNA) for financial instruments in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Under the designation, made by Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), the exchange issues and maintains codes that uniquely identify all new instruments such as shares, Sukuk, bonds and derivatives that are issued in the DIFC jurisdiction.

Nasdaq Dubai provides a reliable identification framework that supports smooth and efficient administration of instruments. The exchange issues each new instrument with an International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) code, consisting of 12 letters and numbers, and an optional Classification of Financial Instruments (CFI) code, consisting of six letters.

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To request an ISIN please fill in the form below and email it to along with relevant underlying documents. Valid and completed requests will be processed within 3 business days.