Dubai Financial Market

Exchange entity Dubai Financial Market (DFM)
Conducts business in United Arab Emirates
Number of listed companies (dec./16, WFE) 60
Domestic market capitalization (in Millions USD, dec./16, WFE) 92,236
Has signed the SSE Commitment Letter? Yes
Has prepared SSE Communication to Stakeholders? No
Requires ESG reporting as a listing rule? No
Offers written guidance on ESG reporting? No
Offers ESG related training? No
Provides sustainability-related indices? No
Has green bond listings No
Additional Information
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Listed company for profit; demutualized in 2007
Regulatory bodies
Regulatory model
  • Government (Statutory) Model The Emirates Securities and Commodities Exchange (ESCA) serves as the federal regulator of the UAE and licenses and supervises all securities exchanges in the country - including the Dubai Financial Exchange. The ESCA implements regulations for the country's securities exchanges and is able to revoke or suspend the listing of securities. Furthermore, the ESCA implements bylaws for the country's brokers. Accordingly, the Dubai Financial Market possesses very little regulatory power and would not be considered self-regulatory.
About the stock exchange
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai Financial Market was established as a public institution having its own independent corporate body by a Resolution from the Ministry of Economy No 14 of 2000. DFM is operating as a secondary market for trading of securities issued by public joint-stock companies, bonds issued by the Federal Government or any of the Local Governments and public institutions in the country, units of investment funds and any other financial instruments, local or foreign, which are accepted by the Market. The Market commenced operations on 26th March 2000.  Source
Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only) Share
Borse Dubai Limited 79.67%