The Dubai Center for Islamic Banking and Finance is a joint initiative of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University and Dubai the Capital of Islamic Economy to support the development of human capital and competencies in the areas of Islamic Finance and to conduct both academic and applied research in this area.

The Center conducts its activities in alignment with the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to establish Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy.

The Dubai Center for Islamic Banking and Finance (DCIBF) represents a major advance in serving training, education, research and professional development needs of the Islamic Banking and Finance industry and the ambition of Dubai, U.A.E to become a hub for Islamic Economics.


The establishment of the Center rests on two premises:

First, the long-term success of Islamic Financial institutions and organizations depends on the quality of their human capital and its expertise in this area; human capital development in Islamic Banking and Finance must therefore be at the core of the Dubai Initiative.

Second, research and knowledge dissimilation in Islamic Banking and Finance will both support the organisations operating in this industry and strengthen Dubai position as a hub for the Islamic economy.


The Centre offers an extensive portfolio of educational offerings in the field of Islamic Finance including short term courses in both English and Arabic, seminars and webinars for professionals, businesses and educational institutions, as well as consultancy.