How to Trade

Trade in 3 easy steps

No matter where you are based, you can apply to trade both DFM and Nasdaq Dubai listed securities in a few simple steps. You will first need to Apply for a DFM Investor Number (NIN), you can receive one through our DFM mobile app, or through a DFM licensed brokerage.

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Step 1 Appoint a Broker

There are 3 ways you can obtain an NIN:

  • 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.
  • Some of our brokers provide an all-in-one digital onboarding experience.
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Step 2 Start Trading

Once you appoint a broker, you can start trading through the options they provide, such as through their mobile app or online platform.

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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Step 3 Track Your Portfolio

View and track your portfolio and trading activity on the DFM app or via the broker’s platform

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

iVestor Card
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.

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

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

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

Investor FAQs

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