Earn returns on the performance of DFM-listed companies with a comprehensive and complementary set of indices, including the DFM General Index, DFM Shari’a Index and the S&P/Hawkamah UAE ESG Index.
Understanding Indices

When you invest in an index fund, you are investing in all the companies that make up that index, resulting in a more diverse portfolio compared to buying individual stocks.

S&P DJI has been chosen as the calculation agent for a selection of DFM Indices. As a calculation agent, S&P DJI calculates the DFM Indices in accordance with the methodology document and maintains records of market capitalization and free float for the constituents in line with the calculation methods highlighted in the procedures. S&P DJI also performs index constituent rebalancing, corporate action and event updates, inclusions and exclusions as per the methodology.

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Benefits of Indices

With lower risk, lower fees, and stable performance, index funds are a popular investment tool for wealth building.

Broad Diversification

An efficient way to diversify, covering most major asset classes and sectors. You get a broad selection without having to build your portfolio one security at a time.


ETFs are traded like stocks and offer the advantage of being liquid. You can buy or sell ETFs any time during trading hours and can also purchase on margin.

Low Cost

Relatively low management fees compared to traditional open-end funds.


A great tool to hedge against other asset classes like currencies or equities.


While many mutual funds enforce a minimum investment, you can get started with a small amount of capital.

How to trade Indices

We make trading indices easy for you. No matter your nationality or which country you are based in, you can apply to trade both DFM and Nasdaq Dubai listed securities as an individual or institution in a few simple steps.

Apply for a DFM Investor Number (NIN)

There are 3 ways you can obtain an NIN: through our DFM mobile app, by visiting the Dubai CSD Investor Affairs desk at the DFM trading floor, or through a DFM licensed brokerage. Get the DFM App

Appoint a Broker

Select and appoint a licensed broker to carry out your buying and selling transactions.
You may first want to contact the brokers, as each one offers different products and services.
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Start Trading

Once you appoint a broker, you can start trading through the options they provide.
View and track your portfolio on the DFM app or through DFM eServices.
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