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Gold

Setting the standard for the worldwide trade in gold

DMCC’s status as one of the world’s largest gold trading hubs underpins Dubai’s international reputation as ‘the City of Gold’, with the emirate accounting for 25% of worldwide trade in the metal – the majority of which flows through DMCC.

DMCC boasts exceptional infrastructure, from a cutting-edge and bespoke precious metals vaults, to a dense refinery grid, to jewellery manufacturing facilities. Our unique products, including UAE bullion coins and dynamic platforms such as the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) and DMCC Tradeflow for trade finance, seamlessly blend the age-old trade with modern advancements.

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Unrivalled globally, DMCC's innovations include regional gold options trading and Shariah-compliant hedge funds.

Embracing the future, DMCC has ventured into the digital realm, pioneering the tokenisation of gold. By backing crypto assets with gold via the Tradeflow platform, we're bridging traditional trade with futuristic innovations.

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8.239 million

Contracts reported by DGCX in 2022, +16% YoY 

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$162 billion

Value of contracts reported by DGCX in 2022, +8.2% YoY

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+78%

YoY increase in volume of gold contracts traded on the DGCX in 2022

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25%

Dubai’s share of the global trade of gold

Member benefits

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Customised licences

Customised licences covering everything from manufacturing and processing to trade marketing and consultancy services.

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Support services access

Access to assortment, valuation and sales support services.

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DMCC Vault

Access to the DMCC Vault, a state-of-the-art gold storage facility.

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Insurance access

Members gain access to a vast range of insurance products and services covering all facets of their operations.

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Customs processes

DMCC can assist with all customs processes.

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UAE Bullion Coin

Celebrating the UAE's stature as one of the world’s largest gold trading hubs, DMCC’s UAE Bullion Coins boast a fineness of 99.99% (24 carat) and are available in four denominations of 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz respectively, released over three unique editions.

The first features a portrait of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, alongside the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa.

The second features HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the world’s largest man-made island, Palm Jumeirah.

The third edition comes in two unique designs both in gold and silver: the first features a portrait of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi on one side and the Louvre Abu Dhabi on the other. The second coin features HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on one side and the Museum of the Future on the opposite.

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The DMCC Vault

The DMCC Vault provides security and assurance for the gold and precious metals industry.

Situated in the iconic Almas Tower in JLT, the Vault seamlessly connects major gold trading routes, making it an unparalleled storage hub for clients in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Europe and Africa.

With the endorsement of Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), the state-of-the-art facility boasts 24/7 security, diverse storage options, and efficient drop-off facilities. Situated close to key transport hubs, including Dubai International Airport, it serves as a lynchpin in Dubai's logistics infrastructure.

Proudly managed by Brink’s Global Services – a secure logistics specialist with more than 150 years of expertise – the vault, operational since April 2009, stands as the largest non-sovereign vault in the Middle East, adeptly accommodating bullion, jewellery, art, and more.

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Join DMCC today

Home to more than 24,000 companies, from innovative start-ups to global powerhouses, DMCC stands as the world’s premier business hub. Every month, more than 250 visionary businesses join the community, benefitting from an unrivalled suite of world-class support services and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Join DMCC today and create your future in step with Dubai’s unique spirit of enterprise and innovation.

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Ecosystem members benefit from an extensive range of professional networking opportunities, from dedicated clubs catering to specific industry sectors to exhibitions and industry events.

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Information guides and essential documents relating to the Ecosystem.

Built for success

With 24,000+ member companies representing 180+ countries specialising in 900+ business activities, DMCC is the world’s most dynamic business hub and district. Here are some of our success stories.

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