To be an internationally respected regulator and a role model for financial services regulation in the Middle East.
To develop, administer and enforce world class regulation of financial services within the DIFC.
To be risk-based and to avoid unnecessary regulatory burden.
To expect high standards of ethical conduct and integrity from the DFSA and its people.
To demonstrate professionalism, independence, efficiency, leadership and resolve in the discharge of our responsibilities.
To ensure administrative fairness, consultative process, accessibility, impartiality and accountability in the performance of our functions.