Market Rules

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) must satisfy the requirements detailed in the Securities and Commodities Authority’s (SCA) Rules and Regulations. The Stock Exchange Notices disseminate amendments to market rules and guidance.

DFM's primary aim is to provide issuers, brokers and investors an attractive, efficient and well-regulated market in which to raise capital and fulfill investment and trading requirements.

All DFM member firms are bound by the rules of the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) and must ensure compliance with these rules. The rules were fully updated in 2013 and the rules are therefore closely linked to the operation of the trading system and should be read in conjunction with the SCA Rules and Regulations.

Issuer Rules

The Issuer Rules are issued pursuant to the securities laws which regulate the conduct of the securities functions and governs the relationship between the DFM and listed securities.

The Issuer Rules are supplemented by the relevant issuer procedures and guidance notes which form part of the Issuer Rules. The issuer procedures are subject-specific and can be found within each of the functions of issuing securities.

Listing Rules

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