How to Trade on DFM

The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Nasdaq Dubai are open to investors of any nationality based in any country. Any individual or institution can apply for an Investor Number (NIN) with the Dubai CSD in order to trade both DFM and Nasdaq Dubai listed securities.


Apply for an Investor Number (NIN) in Dubai Financial Market

You can apply for an Investor Number through one of the following options:


Apply for an investor number in minutes through a simplified process on the DFM app.

Investor Affairs at Dubai CSD

By visiting Dubai CSD Investor Affairs Desk at the DFM Trading Floor, World Trade Center.

Trading Member

You can approach a DFM licensed brokerage to obtain an Investor Number on your behalf by filling Investor Number Request Form and attaching supporting documents.


Appoint a Broker

After obtaining an Investor Number (NIN) from Dubai CSD, appoint a licensed broker by opening a trading account and complete the necessary forms.

The broker carries out the trading transactions (selling and buying) at your instructions.

Different brokers may offer different services and products to their clients. To select a brokerage firm, view the full list of licensed brokerage firms, including common members across DFM and Nasdaq Dubai and their services. You can contact the brokers to inquire about the products and services they offer to investors.

View Licensed Brokerage Firms

Trading - How to Buy and Sell Securities

Now that you appointed a broker, you can start trading through the options provided by your broker such as through the phone or online. You can monitor the prices and trading data of DFM and Nasdaq Dubai listed securities on by registering for real-time data access.

DFM and Nasdaq Dubai together provide a wide choice of financial instruments to investors which include:



Track Your Portfolio

You can view your portfolio, trading activity, and cash dividends directly on the DFM app or DFM eServices

Real-time Data

You can keep track of latest trades and price changes on DFM and Nasdaq Dubai listed securities via DFM App or Market Watch


You can apply for an iVESTOR card and access controls and online statements via DFM App

Your Portfolio

Track your stock portfolio and transactions instantly online with 24/7 access. View various types of statements with up to date information via DFM App.

DFM Trading hours

Pre-Opening Session
Start Time 09:30
End Time 10:00
Trading Session
Start Time 10:00
End Time 14:45
Pre-Closing Session
Start Time 14:45
End Time 14:55
Trading at last
Start Time 14:55
End Time 15:00
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