The Dubai Centre - a leading resource for the Middle East and North Africa

Our Dubai Centre is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre. DIFC established the Centre in 2007 to provide resources for finance and business professionals which will enable them to update their skills and competencies. As the pre-eminent business centre in the region, it offers the opportunity to interact with industry experts and high calibre professionals across the industry spectrum.

The Dubai Centre’s new offices were officially launched on 5 May 2009 under the patronage of His Highness Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The Centre operates as a not-for‐profit venture. The quality of education is guaranteed with London‐based faculty flying in to provide the programmes.

MENA advisory board

The MENA Advisory Board was created in January 2011 to provide advice and support to our institution in the region. The members are:

  • Dr Roy Leighton (Chair)
    Council Chairman of British Expertise and Chairman of Financial Services Champions UKTI
  • Prof. Stanton Newman
    Professor of Health Psychology, Vice-President (International)
  • Mark Beer OBE
    Registrar, DIFC Courts, Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Caroline Faraj
    Vice President, CNN
  • Mike Grant
    Partner, Aaronite Partners
  • Chris Mouchbahani
    Managing Partner at M Capital Group
  • Rehan Pathan
    Managing Director, Takseem Dubai EMBA 2007
  • Bashir Siman OBE
    Special Representative to the UAE – Financial & Professional Services, British Embassy