Investment regulation – United Arab Emirates (Nasdaq Dubai)


Holding restrictions

An institutional investor must set up an account with a member of Nasdaq Dubai.

Foreign investors are permitted to invest on Nasdaq Dubai without holding restrictions. Both segregated accounts and omnibus accounts may be opened with custodians that participate at the Nasdaq Dubai CSD. There are no other market entry requirements for foreign investors.

No ownership restrictions are imposed by Nasdaq Dubai on companies that list on the exchange, however, companies (as issuers) may be subject to specific restrictions in their own country of incorporation. Specific restrictions are communicated to CSD participants and compliance with these regulations is enforced on a case-by-case basis.

Disclosure requirements

For details of the local domestic disclosure requirements, please refer to the Disclosure Requirements.