Dubai Financial Market (DFM)

Trade in Dubai Financial Market (DFM), one of the leading financial markets in the region, seamlessly via Emirates NBD Securities

Within a short period, the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) has developed into a leading financial market in the region, further reinforcing Dubai as a center of excellence in this part of the world and enhancing its position as a powerful capital market hub that embraces international best practice to meet the evolving needs of investors locally and internationally.

DFM operates as a secondary market for the trading of securities issued by public shareholding companies, bonds issued by federal or local governments, local public institutions and mutual funds, as well as other local or foreign DFM-approved financial instruments.

DFM operates according to Shariah principles and is governed and regulated by the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA).

Equities, Bonds
Monday to Friday
Saturday & Sunday
10:00AM - 3:00PM
(Monday to Friday)
Time Session
Pre-Open: 09:30 to 09:55 Allow order entry / amendment / cancellation
Pre-Open: 09:55 to 10:00 Allow order entry - NO order cancellation
Trading (Open): 10:00 to 14:45 Continues trading
Pre-closing: 14:45 to 14:53 Allow order entry / amendment / cancellation
Pre-closing: 14:53 to 14:55 Allow order entry / amendment
Pre-closing: 14:55 to 14:55:20 Order matching
Trade-At-Last: 14:55:20 to 15:00:20 Allow order entry at last price
Post-Trading (closing): 15:00:20 Session Closing
  • Once you place an order, it will be queued in the market.
  • When the order is executed, you will receive an SMS or email confirmation based on the service you have registered for while opening your brokerage account.
  • One of Emirates NBD Securities' call center agents will contact you after trading hours to confirm the offline trades for the day.
  • Settlement for trades takes place on a T+2 basis (where T is trading date).
  • Sell transactions executed on T (Trade Date) are settled on T+2. Cash proceeds from the sale will be available for withdrawal only on T+2. However, you can use the sale proceeds to place buy orders on the same day, i.e. T+0.
  • Emirates NBD Securities has launched a service enabling you to cash in sale proceeds of shares in DFM and ADX on the trading day (T+0) instead of standard settlement (T+2), up to a certain limit, subject to terms and conditions. To learn more, please click here.

Note: Please do not modify or cancel orders during the last five minutes of the market pre-open session (between 9:55 AM and 10:00 AM) as a penalty might be imposed if the market finds that such modifications / cancellations affect the market or other investors.

Commission ID / Name Percentage Transaction Fees
Broker Commission 0.125% + VAT AED 0
Market Commission/Fees 0.05% + VAT AED 10.50
SCA Commission 0.05% AED 0

* All charges, commissions and fees are inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) or similar sales tax. * SCA Commission is out of scope of UAE VAT

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