Dubai International Financial Centre (IFC) is the center of the city. It’s the location of the majority of Dubai’s astonishing pieces of architecture.
Every major city in the world has its financial district. New York has Wall Street. Hong Kong has Central. London has the City. Dubai has the Dubai International Financial Centre. It’s the new kid on the block and it’s making a lot of noise lately.
Dubai International Financial Centre has its own legal system and courts with jurisdiction over anything financial related. The law is written in English and common law judges are plucked from England, Singapore and Hong Kong. However, the real kicker is its architecture.
Dubai International Financial Centre area is filled with retail shops, luxury hotels, coffee houses and fine dining restaurants. It hosts two restaurants on the 2016 World’s 50 Best Restaurants list – La Petite Maison and Zuma. The district is immaculate and luxury in itself. It looks like a residential district instead of a financial district.
The Four Seasons sits in the middle of the Dubai International Financial Centre. The imposing box with the middle missing making it look like the letter ‘n’. I stopped for a few minutes each time I passed it heading to La Petite Maison and Zuma. It’s definitely a must stop for anyone planning to visit Dubai.
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