Welcome to the DIFC Courts

The DIFC Courts are an independent common law judiciary based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) with jurisdiction governing civil and commercial disputes.



To establish and maintain a world-class system of justice that is reliable, accessible, efficient and fair, with an unconditional commitment to the rule of law and the fulfillment of its statutory function.  


To unfailingly uphold the principles of fairness and impartiality, and to consistently dispense equal justice according to the law and international best practices.  

Pro-Bono Gala Dinner 2014

Be a part of this annual event for the benefit of the DIFC Courts Pro Bono programme.

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The DIFC Courts have the power, in matters over which it has jurisdiction, to make any orders, including interlocutory orders and to issue or direct the issue of any writs it considers appropriate. Take me to Enforcement

Small Claims Tribunal

Provides a highly efficient, low cost easy to use service where 90% of cases are resolved within 3 weeks. Take me to Small Claims


For today’s Emirati and expatriate lawyers, legal advisors and consultants, as well as partners seeking to gain a better understanding of & develop their familiarity with the procedures involved in implementing the DIFC Courts’ laws and procedures in their day to day cases. Take me to Academy

The Pro Bono Programme

Designed to ensure that professional legal advice is available to anyone who can demonstrate that they are unable to afford legal representation. Take me to Pro Bono

Court Updates

Only 6 days left until our Eid promotion runs out! Contact events@difccourts.ae to purchase your @CirqueLoi tickets today.9 hours agoReplyRetweetFavorite
Thank you @JonesDay, we cannot wait to see you at the Anuual Gala Dinner this year! #cirquedeloi10 hours agoReplyRetweetFavorite
Just over two months until the Annual Gala Dinner! Book now via: events@difccourts.ae to join this prestigious event. #Cirquedeloi11 hours agoReplyRetweetFavorite
Missed our legal Gala Dinner early bird offer? Don't worry,you can still take advantage of our Eid offer!Book at:events@difccourts.ae12 hours agoReplyRetweetFavorite
@DIFCCourts Lecture Series No.3, 2014, will be #CPD accredited. Booking: events@difccourts.ae13 hours agoReplyRetweetFavorite

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