The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a economic zone in Dubai, established in 2004 and a financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia markets. DIFC has its own independent, internationally regulated regulator and judicial system, common law framework, global financial exchange, and a large business community. It has district houses hundreds of financial institutions, MNC, retail outlets, cafe's, restaurants, residential space, public green spaces, hotels and art galleries.
The Dubai International Financial Centre has three hotels, the Ritz-Carlton, the Waldorf Astoria, and Four Seasons.
There are more than 100 cafes and restaurants located in the centre, featuring local and international chains. They offer everything from fast food outlets to fine-dining options. A wide variety of cuisines can be found in restaurants.