Dubai Financial Market
The Dubai Financial Market is a stock exchange located in Dubai
Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates . The emirate is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi...

, United Arab Emirates. It was founded on March 26, 2000.

There are about 57 companies listed (as of August 2007) on DFM, most of them are UAE-based companies and a few dual listings for companies based in other MENA
The term MENA, for "Middle East and North Africa", is an acronym often used in academic, military planning and business writing.The term covers an extensive region, extending from Morocco to Iran, including the majority of both the Middle Eastern and Maghreb countries...

 region countries. Many companies allow foreigners to own their shares. Total market cap is around $360bn, which is roughly equal to the market cap of Abu Dhabi Securities Market ($380bn) (as of August 2007). In comparison, the market cap for ExxonMobil
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 (as of Oct. 2008) is $360bn.

During 2004 and 2005, there were significant increases in the volume of shares traded and the share prices of many companies. However, towards the end of 2005 and through the first few months of 2006 the bubble burst and share values dropped by around 60% on DFM, along with similar decreases in most other Persian Gulf stock markets.

DFM is one of three stock exchanges in the UAE. Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange [ADSM] is a stock exchange in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates . It was established on 15 November 2000 to trade shares of UAE companies. There are trading locations in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Fujeirah, Sharjah, and Ras Al Khaimah...

 (ADX) also lists mostly UAE companies and the recently opened Dubai International Financial Exchange
Dubai International Financial Exchange
NASDAQ Dubai , is a stock exchange opened on September 26, 2005, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-Listed products and market status:...

 (DIFX) was set up to trade international stocks. DFM is majority owned by Borse Dubai
Borse Dubai
Borse Dubai is a stock exchange in the United Arab Emirates.It is the holding company for Dubai Financial Market and NASDAQ Dubai...

, with 20% of the DFM's shares listed on the DFM platform.


Company title Symbol
Al Salam Bank – Bahrain (B.S.C.) SALAM_BAH
Al Salam Sudan Bank ALSALAMSUDAN
Amlak finance AMLAK
Arab Emirates Investment Bank AEIBANK
Commercial bank of Dubai CBD
Dubai Islamic Bank
Dubai Islamic Bank
The Dubai Islamic Bank is an Islamic bank in Dubai, established in 1975.-Financial Information:Dubai Islamic Bank , established in 1975, is the first Islamic bank to have incorporated the principles of Islam in all its practices and is the largest Islamic bank in the UAE. DIB is a public joint...

Emirates Islamic Bank EIB
Gulf Finance House
Gulf Finance House
Gulf Finance House is an Islamic investment bank with headquarters in Bahrain Financial Harbour, Bahrain.Gulf Finance House was Euromoneys "Best Islamic Real Estate Finance House" in 2005 and Arabian Businesss "Bank of the Year" in 2006....

Mashreq PSC is one of the leading financial institutions in the United Arab Emirates , with total assets as of 31 December 2010, of AED 84.8 Billion and net profits of AED803 Million...

Tamweel is one of the largest real estate developers in the Middle East, based in Abu Dhabi, that was established in March 2004....


Please note that Emirates Bank International (EBI) and National Bank of Dubai (NBD) had been merged together to form a holding company to run both entities named Emirates National Bank of Dubai (ENBD), this merger resulted in cancelling both shares and issuing a new one listed on the October 16, 2007.

Both AMLAK and TAMWEEL were suspended from trading since the November 23, 2008 as they announced a merger action.

Investment and Financial services

Company title Symbol
Alfirdous Holding PJSC ALFIRDOUS
Almadina for Finance and Investment ALMADINA
Bayan Investment Company BAYAN
Dubai Financial Market DFM
Dubai Investments Company DIC
Ekttitab Holding Company K.S.C.C EKTTITAB
Global Investment House GLOBAL
Gulf General Investment Company GGICO
Gulf Petroleum Investment GPI
International Financial Advisors IFA
International Investment Group IIG
SHUAA Capital
SHUAA Capital
SHUAA Capital , is a United Arab Emirates-based financial institution headquartered in Dubai. Since 1979, SHUAA Capital has established and maintained a leadership position in Investment Banking, Asset Management, Brokerage, Private Equity, Finance, and Research...



Company title Symbol
Alliance Insurance Company ALLIANCE
Arab Orient Insurance Company AOIC
Al Sagr National Insurance Company ASNIC
Arab Insurance Group ARIG
Arabian Scandinavian Insurance Company ASCANA
Dubai Insurance Company DIN
Dubai Islamic Insurance and Reinsurance AMAN
Dubai National Insurance and Reinsurance DNIR
Islamic Arab Insurance Company SALAMA
National General Insurance NGI
Oman Insurance Company OIC
Takaful Emarat TAKAFUL-EM
Takaful House DARTAKAFUL

Please note that as of July 27, 2009, the trading symbol for the Islamic Arab Insurance company (IAIC) will be changed into SALAMA.

Real estate and Construction

Company title Symbol
Al Mazaya Holding Company MAZAYA
Arab Heavy Industries AHI
Arabtec Holding ARTC
Deyaar Development DEYAAR
Dubai Development Company DDC
Emaar Properties
Emaar Properties
Emaar Properties , based in the United Arab Emirates, is a Public Joint Stock Company listed on the Dubai Financial Market. Established in 1997 with an initial paid-up capital of AED 1 bn, Emaar Properties is currently the Persian Gulf region's largest land and real estate developer...

Grand Real Estate Projects Company GRAND
Kuwait Commercial Markets Complex SHOP
National Real Estate Company NRE
Union Properties UPP


Company title Symbol
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Air Arabia
Air Arabia
Air Arabia is a low-cost airline with its head office in the Sharjah Freight Center, Sharjah International Airport, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates....

Arab International Logistics Company
Aramex is a global transportation and logistics services company providing a variety of express, logistics, freight forwarding and domestic distribution services. The company was established in 1982 and is headquartered in Amman, Jordan...

Gulf Navigation Holding GULFNAV

Building Materials

Company title Symbol
Aerated Concrete Industries Company ACICO
Al Jazeera Steel Products ATMI
National Cement Company NCC
National Industries Group Holding NIND

Consumer Staples

Company title Symbol
Dubai Refreshments Company DRC
Gulf Mineral Water and Processing Industries GULFA
Jeema Mineral Water Company JEEMA
United Foods Company UFC
United Kaipara Dairies UNIKAI


Company title Symbol
Emirates Integrated Telecommunications company
Du (telco)
The Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company is a telecommunications company in the United Arab Emirates. Although Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company is its legal name, it was commercially rebranded as du in February 2006...



Company title Symbol
National Central Cooling Company (TABREED) TABREED

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