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The Exchange DIFC
Updated: 27th June, 2021

The Exchange DIFC

The Exchange DIFC is a nine-storey residential building in Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai.
The Exchange DIFC
Building type
Residential building
(Mid-rise building)
(March 2018)
9 floors
Building specifications
The Exchange DIFC is a nine-storey residential building in Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai.
The developer
The project was developed by DIFC Authority.
Construction began in 2016 and was completed by March 2018.
The project is located on plot GV-01.
The architect
The architectural consultant was LACASA Architects & Engineering Consultants.
Additional information
  • The building has a total leasable area of 147,000 sq ft, comprising 114,000 sq ft office space and 33,000 sq ft retail space.

  • The building cost AED 180 million.

  • It has five basement levels, modern and efficient office space, and a conference centre.

  • The development includes ‘The Exchange Square’, a landscaped piazza extension of the existing Gate Village podium.

  • There are three up-market licenced restaurants, including a rooftop restaurant.

  • 84% of The Exchange had been pre-let when the building was completed in March 2018.

  • The first occupant was Nasdaq Dubai, which moved from DIFC Precinct Building 5 to the eighth floor of the new development.

Transport & Access

Commute times by car

From The Exchange DIFC it takes roughly 6 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 19 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 17 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 22 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 12 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 43 minutes' drive.*

The Exchange DIFC Location

The map below shows the location of The Exchange DIFC and just below are summaries of the nearest attractions, parks, beaches, golf clubs and cinemas.

Dubai Aquarium, 1.9 km
Dubai Ice Rink, 2.0 km
PVRK, 2.1 km
Parks & beaches
Zabeel Park, 2.7 km
La Mer Beach, 3.0 km
Bay Avenue Park, 3.0 km
Golf clubs
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 6.2 km
The Track Meydan Golf, 6.5 km
Al Badia Golf Club, 8.1 km
Reel Cinemas at Rove Downtown, 1.4 km
Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, 2.0 km
Roxy City Walk Cinema, 2.2 km

Local Schools

The Exchange DIFC has many schools nearby including Citizens School at 1.9 km and Jumeira Baccalaureate School at 2.4 km.

In terms of performance there are eight schools nearby that have achieved either of two highest government inspection rating of 'Very Good' or 'Outstanding' including Horizon English School Dubai which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and Dubai English Speaking School which also has a rating of 'Outstanding'.

Citizens School
1.9 km, City Walk
AED 61,500  •  British
Jumeira Baccalaureate School
2.4 km, Jumeirah 1
AED 63,500  •  IB
Dubai Autism Center
3.2 km, Al Satwa
AED 30,000  •  Specialist SEN
Ambassador School
3.5 km, Al Mankhool
AED 28,000  •  Indian

Things to Do

We've partnered with LadiesNightDubai.com and BrunchCrunch.ae to give an overview of the current Ladies Nights and Brunch offers in the vicinity of The Exchange DIFC.

Boca, Gate Village Building 6 • Ladies Night • BOCA (0.0 km)
Bubbles in the City, Gate Village Building 1 • Ladies Night • BOLLA (0.0 km)
Osara Brunch, Gate Village Building 6 • Zuma (0.0 km)
Antika Bar
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Antika (0.0 km)
Ladies Night •  8:00pm
Vibe (0.0 km)
Café Belge
Ladies Night •  7:00pm
Café Belge (0.0 km)
Level 43
Ladies Night •  9:00pm
Level 43 Sky Lounge (0.0 km)
Red Lantern evening and Hatong
Brunch • Gate Village Building 6
Hutong (0.0 km)
La Taperia
Brunch • Gate Village Building 6
BOCA (0.0 km)
Saturday Brunch
Brunch • Gate Village Building 7
Intersect By Lexus (0.0 km)
The Big Rainbow Brunch
Brunch • Gate Village Building 8
BB social dining (0.0 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to The Exchange DIFC.

Sheikh Zayed Road
Sheikh Zayed Road (0.5 km)
The 2km stretch of road between Business Bay and the World Trade Centre roundabout, flanked by walls of skyscrapers. 
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City Walk
City Walk (2.3 km)
A stylish, vibrant town-centre community combining residential, shopping, dining and attractions in the heart of the Jumeirah district.
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Al Kifaf
Al Kifaf (2.4 km)
The four residential towers of Park Gate Residences share this place with Zabeel Park, Etisalat Tower and the landmark Dubai Frame.
Read more
La Mer
La Mer (3.1 km)
A beachfront development with shopping, dining and entertainment areas stretching out to sea between Pearl Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bay.
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Business Bay
Business Bay (3.5 km)
A new regional business hub with office and residential towers, landscaped gardens and a network of roads and waterways. 
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Healthcare City Phase 2
Healthcare City Phase 2 (3.9 km)
A wellness centre providing long-term care, spa resorts, sports medicine facilities, waterfront residences and nutrition centres in Jadaf.
Read more
Bur Dubai
Bur Dubai (4.4 km)
Villas and low-rise apartments abound in this historic district on the banks of Dubai Creek across the water from Deira.
Read more
The Exchange DIFC Milestones
Construction Started
Date Completed
March 2018
Companies Associated with The Exchange DIFC
Developer: DIFC Authority
Architectural Consultant: LACASA Architects & Engineering Consultants


A look at the original masterplan published by the developer at the time of the launch of The Exchange DIFC.

Design Stage

Images depicting the initial concept designs for The Exchange DIFC.

Projects often go through a number of design revisions as they progress and developers may or may not honour their original plans when it comes to architectural designs, amenities and landscaping. The images below are provided as a means to compare the original plans with the realised development.

Construction History

See the development of The Exchange DIFC in photos:

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