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Event: Dubai Financial Market Celebrates the 42nd UAE National Day
Location: Dubai Financial Market
Date: Thursday 28th November 2013



The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) hosted a special ceremony to celebrate the 42nd National Day of the United Arab Emirates, as employees headed by HE Essa Kazim, Chairman of DFM (PJSC), brokers and investors gathered at the DFM trading floor to honor the occasion.

The exchange offices and trading floor have been decorated with the UAE flags and the slogan of the occasion; “Spirit of the Union”, and the UAE national anthem was played prior to the commencement of the trading session. The event has been covered live by TV stations reporting from the trading floor. Towards the end of the ceremony, traditional foods were served to all attendees.


Event: DFM and NASDAQ Dubai IPO Forum II
Location: The Anantara Resort & Spa, The Palm Jumeirah
Date: Tuesday 19th November 2013



Dubai Financial Market (DFM) organized the second DFM and NASDAQ Dubai IPO Forum, Going Public: Readiness, Timing and Attractiveness. The event brought together 80 senior officials from 53 companies including Chairmen, Board Members and CEOs of UAE listed companies and private and family businesses as well as numerous experts from IPO advisory companies.

The event was held as the IPO sector is on the verge of a new era of thriving activity with rekindled investor interest in taking part in any potential IPOs. In an online survey conducted by DFM through its website in November 2013, 76% of the surveyed investors said they are ready to participate in IPOs within the next 12 months and the majority of them are mainly interested in IPOs of government companies and private and family businesses.


Event: DFM welcomes high level delegation from the Yemen Ministry of Finance
Location: Dubai Financial Market
Date: Monday 11th November 2013



Dubai Financial Market (DFM) received a high level delegation from the Republic of Yemen as part of DFM’s firm commitment to supporting efforts aimed at developing financial markets across various Arab countries including knowledge transfer and extending technical support to set up an exchange in Yemen. The visiting delegation attended a two-day extensive and comprehensive orientation program on various characteristics of the financial market.

The 3-member delegation was headed by Dr. Yahia Salih Al-Anssi, Deputy Minister, External Financial Relations, Ministry of Finance, and was greeted by Essa Kazim, Chairman of DFM, in the presence of other DFM senior officials.


Event: His Highness Sheikh Omar bin Saqr Al Qasimi rings the bell to celebrate listing of RAK Capital Sukuk with value of AED 1.84 billion on NASDAQ Dubai.
Location: Dubai Financial Market
Date: Sunday 10th November 2013



His Highness Sheikh Omar bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Executive Manager of the Investment & Development Office of Ras Al Khaimah, celebrated the listing of a 500 million dollar (AED 1.84 billion) Sukuk by RAK Capital on NASDAQ Dubai, by ringing the market opening bell at Dubai Financial Market (DFM).

It was the ninth Sukuk listing on Dubai’s exchanges so far this year. This brought the total nominal value of all their listed Sukuk to 12.58 billion dollars (AED 46.2 billion), the third highest amount in the world, underlining the growing success of the ‘Dubai, the Capital of the Islamic Economy’ initiative.

The bell-ringing ceremony took place in the presence of Essa Kazim, Chairman of Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Secretary General of the Higher Committee for Development of the Islamic Economy sector; Abdul Wahed Al Fahim, Chairman of NASDAQ Dubai; and Hamed Ali, Chief Executive of NASDAQ Dubai.


Event: Dubai Financial Market hosts special ceremony to celebrate Flag Day
Location: Dubai Financial Market
Date: Thursday 7th November 2013



Dubai Financial Market (DFM) hosted a special ceremony to celebrate Flag Day, a new initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to honor the national flag of the UAE through a series of events with nationwide participation. Flag Day coincides with the anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan's accession as President of the UAE on November 3rd.


Event: Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed rings the bell to celebrate listing of two Emirates Islamic Bank Sukuk with value of AED 3.67 billion on NASDAQ Dubai.
Location: Dubai Financial Market
Date: Monday 4th November 2013



His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates NBD, rang the opening bell at Dubai Financial Market (DFM) to celebrate the listing of two Sukuk by Emirates Islamic Bank (EIB) on NASDAQ Dubai.

EIB’s choice of the region’s international financial exchange for both of its Sukuk, each with a nominal value of 500 million dollars, a total of 1 billion dollars (AED 3.67 billion), raised the total value of Sukuk listed on Dubai’s exchanges to 12.08 billion dollars (AED 44.4 billion), the third largest amount in the world.

The bell-ringing ceremony took place in the presence of His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Al Gergawi, Chairman of The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Development of the Islamic Economy sector, as well as Essa Kazim, Chairman of Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Secretary General of the Committee; Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim, Vice Chairman of Emirates NBD and Chairman of EIB; Abdul Wahed Al Fahim, Chairman of NASDAQ Dubai; and Hamed Ali, Chief Executive of NASDAQ Dubai.


Event: Majid Al Futtaim Holding celebrates Sukuk listing on NASDAQ Dubai at bell-ringing ceremony at DFM
Location: Dubai Financial Market
Date: Monday 21st October 2013



Iyad Malas, Chief Executive of Majid Al Futtaim Holding, rang the opening bell at Dubai Financial Market (DFM) to celebrate the listing of a Sukuk by the company on NASDAQ Dubai, the Middle East’s international financial exchange.

The ceremony took place in the presence of His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Al Gergawi, Chairman of The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Development of the Islamic Economy sector, as well as Essa Kazim, Managing Director and Chief Executive of Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Secretary General of the Committee, Abdul Wahed Al Fahim, Chairman of NASDAQ Dubai, and Daniele Vecchi, Senior Vice President, Group Treasury, Majid Al Futtaim Holding.


Event: Following the launch of the Islamic Economy strategy by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and in light of his vision to transform Dubai into the capital of Islamic Economy: BLME lists its shares on NASDAQ Dubai.
Location: Dubai Financial Market
Date: Tuesday 8th October 2013



NASDAQ Dubai, the Middle East’s international financial exchange, welcomed the listing of Bank of London and The Middle East under the name BLME Holdings plc. The London-based Islamic bank listed 195,733,691 shares. No new capital was raised in BLME’s listing and no new shares were issued.

The equity listing will further promote Dubai’s progress since the launch of the ‘Dubai the global Sukuk centre’ initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and in light of HH’s vision to transform Dubai into the capital of Islamic Economy.

BLME Chairman Yacob Yousef Al-Muzaini rang the opening bell at Dubai Financial Market (DFM) to celebrate the listing in the presence of His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Al Gergawi, Chairman of The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Development of the Islamic Economy sector, Essa Kazim, Managing Director and Chief Executive of DFM and Secretary General of the Higher Committee and Abdul Wahed Al Fahim, Chairman of NASDAQ Dubai.


Event: Dubai Financial Market welcomes the listing of Kuwait’s Al Salam Holding Group
Location: Dubai Financial Market
Date: Sunday 29th September 2013



Dubai Financial Market (DFM) announced the listing of Kuwait’s Al Salam Holding Group. The company shares commenced trading on Sunday, September 29th 2013, under the trading symbol “Alsalamkw”, which appears on DFM screens, trading systems and publications within the Investment and Financial Services sector.

The new listing of Al Salam Holding Group lifts the total number of equity listings to 55 public joint stock companies and further increases the number of Kuwaiti companies listed on DFM to 8 companies.


Event: DFM hosts the Africa & Middle East Depositories Association (AMEDA) Conference
Location: The Address Downtown Dubai Hotel
Date: 22nd - 25th September 2013



Over 50 top delegates and experts from 29 Depositories gathered in Dubai to share expertise and promote best practices in CSD services.

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) hosted the 18th conference of the Africa & Middle East Depositories Association (AMEDA) for the first time from the 22nd to 25th September 2013 with the participation of more than 50 senior delegates and experts representing 29 member depositories. The conference was inaugurated at The Address Hotel, where members of the association voted on the admission of new members from Iraq and the Ivory Coast.

For more info on the event, kindly visit www.amedadubai.com


Event: Emirati Students complete first IR Graduate Program
Location: Dubai Financial Market
Date: Sunday 7th July 2013



The first ever Investor Relations (IR) Graduate Program was held in Dubai as part of a joint initiative between Dubai Financial Market, NASDAQ Dubai and the Middle East Investor Relations Society. Five finance students from three universities in the UAE received certificates after having completed work placements within the IR teams of some of the major listed companies in the country including EMAAR, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, SHUAA Capital and Dubai Islamic Bank.


Event: Company Focus Week: Drake & Scull International PJSC
Location: DFM Trading Floor
Date: 16th June - 20th June 2013



Dubai Financial Market and NASDAQ Dubai invite investors and brokers to a dedicated week of activities and presentation by Drake & Scull International PJSC, providing an opportunity to hear first-hand from senior representatives about their company’s equity story and latest developments.

On Monday 17th June, Khaldoun Rashid Tabari, Vice Chairman and CEO, Drake & Scull International PJSC will be presenting the latest developments and strategic fundamentals of Drake & Scull International at the DFM Trading Floor. Invitees can also network with their senior representatives. Click here to view the agenda.

As an investor or broker, if you would like to attend the presentation, please email mc@dfm.ae or call +971 4 305 5636 / 5631. Places are limited.


Event: NASDAQ Dubai welcomes the listing of Sharjah Islamic Bank Sukuk during a bell ringing Ceremony at DFM
Location: Dubai Financial Market
Date: Monday 22nd April 2013


Mohammed Abdulla, Chief Executive of Sharjah Islamic Bank rang the opening bell at Dubai Financial Market (DFM) today to celebrate the listing of a Sukuk issued by Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) on NASDAQ Dubai, the Middle East’s international financial exchange, in the presence of His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Al Gergawi, Chairman of The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Chairman of the Higher Committee for development of the Islamic Economy sector, Essa Kazim, Managing Director and Chief Executive of Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Secretary General of the Committee, Ahmad Muhammad Al Shamsi, Vice Chairman of Sharjah Islamic Bank and Abdul Wahed Al Fahim, Chairman of NASDAQ Dubai.


Event: Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed rings the bell for Emirates Sukuk listing on NASDAQ Dubai
Location: Dubai Financial Market
Date: Wednesday 20th March 2013



His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airlines and Group rang the opening bell at Dubai Financial Market (DFM) during the listing ceremony of a Sukuk issued by Emirates Airline on NASDAQ Dubai, the Middle East’s international financial exchange.

The listing of the one billion dollar Sukuk supports Dubai’s intensive efforts in this regard after the launch of (Dubai the Center of Sukuk) initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minster and Ruler of Dubai and in line with His Highness’s vision to position the emirate as the Capital of Islamic economy globally. It brings the nominal value of Sukuk listed on Dubai exchanges to 10.625 billion dollars, the third largest total in the world.


Event: Sheikh Maktoum rings bell to welcome DEWA Sukuk listing on NASDAQ Dubai
Location: Dubai Financial Market
Date: Monday 11th March 2013

H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of Dubai International Financial Centre, rang the bell to welcome the listing by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) of a one billion dollar Sukuk on NASDAQ Dubai.

The successful issue followed an initiative launched by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to transform Dubai into a world hub for Sukuk within his vision to establish the city as the capital of the Islamic economy.

Sheikh Maktoum said: "Dubai’s market provides a globally leading, integrated platform in terms of regulation and operation and enjoys increasing trust among investors around the world. We are ready to issue or list Islamic bonds with high rates of success and efficiency."


Event: Public Hearing Session on the: DFM Standard for Issuing, Acquiring & Trading Sukuk
Location: DIFC, Dubai, UAE
Date: Wednesday 6th March 2013



DFM is organizing a Public Hearing Session on the “DFM Standard for Issuing, Acquiring & Trading Sukuk” on Wednesday 6th March 2013, from 9:00am to 12:30pm at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Learn more about this new standard, its principles and rules of Shari’a which will support the issuance of Sukuk, facilitate owning and trading of Sukuk and promote innovation in Shari’a compliant instruments. View the agenda and speaker biographies.

Who should attend?
Shari’a Scholars, Islamic Financial Institutions, Islamic Law Colleges/Universities in Muslim Countries, Regulators, Listed Companies, Brokers, Islamic Financial Markets, Islamic Economists, Islamic Institutions.

How to register?
Register to attend the Public Hearing Session in Dubai* or listen to the event online from anywhere in the world. REGISTER HERE
* Spaces are limited.

If you wish to review and submit comment on the new “DFM Standard for Issuing, Acquiring & Trading Sukuk”, please click here to download and email your comments before 28th February 2013 to: sharia@dfm.ae

For enquiries:
DFM Shari’a Section, Tel: +971 4 305 5574 / 5663, Fax: +971 4 331 4924, Email: sharia@dfm.ae.


Event: Mohammed Bin Rashid launches "Dubai the Global Sukuk Centre" at DFM
Location: Dubai Financial Market
Date: Wednesday 27th February 2013

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai launched on Wednesday, February 27th 2013 the new initiative that aims to transform Dubai into a global Sukuk centre as the first of a series of initiatives expected to be launched with the intention of developing the Islamic economy sector in Dubai in accordance with his vision of transforming Dubai into the capital of Islamic Economy.

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) was honored by the visit of His Highness and hosting this event.

Sheikh Mohammed also attended a presentation about the objectives of the new initiative by Essa Kazim, Managing Director & CEO of DFM and the Secretary General of the supreme committee of “Dubai The Capital Of Islamic Economy”, in the presence of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, the members of Islamic Economy Committee, senior officials from Dubai Financial Market (DFM), Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) and several experts and specialists in Islamic financial services.


Event: Company Focus Week: DP World
Location: DFM Trading Floor
Date: 10th February - 14th February 2013



Dubai Financial Market and NASDAQ Dubai invite brokers and investors to a ‘first of its kind’ dedicated week of company activities and presentations providing the unique opportunity to hear first-hand from senior representatives about their company’s equity story and latest developments.

On Monday 11th February, Mohammed Sharaf, Group Chief Executive Officer of DP World will be presenting the latest developments and strategic fundamentals of DP World at the DFM Trade floor and network with their senior representatives. Click here to view the agenda.

As an investor or broker, if you would like to attend the presentation, please email mc@dfm.ae or call +971 4 305 5676 / 5636. Places are limited.


Event: DFM IR Workshop II in association with the ME-IRS
Location: The Address Hotel, Downtown Dubai
Date: 8th May 2012


Dubai Financial Market (DFM) organized its second interactive workshop titled, “Achieving Good Investor Relations and Corporate Governance”. This initiative is the latest of DFM’s continuous efforts to further promote the adoption of international best practices amongst its listed companies as well as potential issuers and encourages greater interaction between these companies and the investment community.

The event was organized in association with the Middle East Investor Relations Society (ME-IRS), and brought together senior delegates from listed companies, private and family businesses, advisors and analysts to discuss the latest techniques and effective strategies in Investor Relations and Corporate Governance.

Over 140 delegates representing 80 companies attended the workshop.


Event: Ordinary Annual General Assembly Meeting
Location: Dubai Financial Market – Trading Floor
Date: 15th April 2012


The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) “PJSC” shareholders approved the Balance Sheet and Income Statement for the fiscal year ending December 31st 2011, during the Ordinary Annual General Meeting held today, April 15th 2012, and headed by Abdul Jalil Yousef Darwish, Chairman of the company.

It is noteworthy that the Dubai Financial Market (PJSC) recorded a net profit of AED 8.9 million for the year 2011, compared to a net profit of AED 89.9 million in 2010, whilst the DFM Group (including its subsidiary NASDAQ Dubai) recorded a net loss of AED 6.9 million in 2011 compared to a net profit of AED 78.9 million in 2010. Total revenues reached to AED 176.5 million at the end of 2011, compared to AED 260.5 million in 2010.The total revenue comprised of AED 119.6 million operational revenues and AED 56.9 million of investment revenues and others.


Event: Celebration of The 40th UAE National Day
Location: DFM Trading Floor
Date: 30th November 2011


The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) hosted a special ceremony on Wednesday, 30th November 2011 to celebrate the 40th national day of the United Arab Emirates as employees, brokers and investors gathered at the DFM trading floor to honor the occasion.

The exchange building and trading floor have been decorated with the UAE flags and this year’s slogan “SPIRIT OF THE UNION”. Additionally, the UAE national anthem was played prior to the commencement of the trading session and all DFM staff led by Essa Kazim, Managing Director and CEO of DFM put on sashes representing the UAE flag and signed the memorial featured in the entrance of the trading floor.

The DFM trading floor also hosted a painting exhibition for the Emirati painter Faisal Abdul Qader AlBastaki which reflects the rich history and heritage of the UAE. The celebrations included a competition amongst DFM staff about the UAE history as well. The event has been covered live by TV stations reporting from the trading floor. Towards the end of the ceremony, traditional foods were served to all attendees.


Event: DFM unveils its revamped corporate identity
Location: Dubai Financial Market
Date: 20th November 2011


The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) launched its new corporate identity to reflect the strategic direction and growth of DFM going forward and prepare DFM for a new era of sustainable growth. As one of the fastest growing exchanges in the MENA region over the last decade, the evolutionary corporate identity has been inspired by DFM’s drive to maintain its leading position and proactively respond to the mounting challenges in business.

The DFM’s new slogan “Connecting Liquidity”, underlines the exchanges commitment to connect liquidity across all its actions, leveraging advanced technology and best practices to continually drive market growth and trading volume.


Event: DFM Forum: Going Public - Achieving Sustainable Growth
Location: Al Meydan Hotel
Date: 25th October 2011


As part of its ongoing commitment to emphasize the crucial role of capital markets in fostering sustainable growth for companies, Dubai Financial Market organized an interactive private forum on “Going Public – Achieving Sustainable Growth”, on Tuesday 25th October, attracting 40 top executives from 30 companies. The exclusive forum brought together Chairmen, Board Members and Chief Executive Officers of selected leading UAE companies, including family businesses and government-owned companies along with senior representatives from leading IPO advisors.


Event: DFM and NASDAQ Dubai Strategy Day
Location: Al Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse
Date: 21st September 2011


This event offered DFM and NASDAQ Dubai the opportunity to be briefed on the strategic directions of DFM. The agenda included a welcome speech about DFM’s new vision, mission and strategy in addition to NASDAQ Dubai strategy. It also covered DFM’s new values and brand positioning.


Event: Ordinary Annual General Assembly Meeting
Location: Dubai World Trade Center – AL MULTAQA Ballroom
Date: 24th April 2011


Dubai Financial Market “PJSC” shareholders approved Balance Sheet and Income Statement for the fiscal year ending December 31st 2010. During the Ordinary Annual General Meeting held today, April 24th 2011, and headed by Abdul Jalil Yousef Darwish, Chairman of the company, the shareholders endorsed Board of Directors’ recommendation to withhold cash dividends for the year ending December 31st 2010. It is noteworthy that the company distributed cash dividends of 23% in total over the previous three years, equivalent to AED 1.8 billion, including 10% for 2007, 8% for 2008 and 5% for 2009.


Event: Signing Ceremony with Thomson Reuters
Location: Dubai Financial Market
Date: 2nd March 2011


Dubai Financial Market announced it has signed a new formal agreement with Thomson Reuters that will cover the dissemination of DFM market data. The agreement highlights the two parties ongoing commitment to provide market data consumers and the financial sector, with the information to make informed research–based investment decisions. The agreement was signed by Essa Kazim, Managing Director and CEO, Dubai Financial Market and Russell Haworth, Managing Director of Middle East & Africa, Thomson Reuters.