How to apply

Get started in moments – simply apply for an account, fund and start trading.

Launch the form

Apply for an account instantly via desktop, or mobile and tablet apps. You can also apply by post.

Simply enter your details and choose a username and password.

Validate your identity

We use your name and address to automatically verify your identity.

For most applicants, we can automatically validate your ID online instantly.

Suitability check

We ask about your trading experience and financial status to assess if CFD trading is suitable for you.

All information is held securely in accordance with our Privacy and we never contact your employer as part of the application.

Before you apply

Requirements checklist

  • You must be over 21
  • You must successfully meet our suitability assessment to see if CFD trading is appropriate for you, this is a regulatory requirement.
  • We can also open a UAE CFD trading account for people from most countries, but it may be more convenient for you to trade with an office closer to home.

Information checklist

  • Its important to understand the basics of CFD trading
  • Do you understand the risks?
  • Have you read the following important information: 

Full terms and agreements

What happens next?

After you apply:

  • If your application is successful, we send you an email with your login details to access the platform. 
  • Read our welcome guide to learn how to log in, fund and get started

Setting up your account:

  • Your account manager will call to talk you through the platform and help you place your first trade.
  • You'll need to fund your account to start trading. It's easiest to fund with a credit/debit card or a bank transfer.
  • Learn more about how to use the platform and improve your trading skills, including video guides, tips and walkthroughs
  • Set your preferences within the platform - advanced traders can choose to activate ProRealTime charts, one-click trading and more

Language services

We may be able to offer you specialist language services from time to time in your dealings with us but please note that these are not guaranteed to be available at all times. Arabic and English are the primary languages in which our services are provided and the binding language of all our contractual documents.

Safe, secure online process

Short, easy-to-use online form

Fully regulated and authorised

How long does the application process take?

Most applications are approved electronically in moments, so you can start trading straight away. If we need you to send any documents in to confirm your identity (see below), the process will take a little longer.

Do you offer a demo account or platform?

Yes, you can try our interactive platform preview or open a demo account (except stockbroking, coming soon).

Can I apply by post?

Yes. Download and fill out the relevant PDF form:

Once complete, send via one of the following methods (remembering to enclose proof of your identity as described on the form itself):


Dubai Office

IG Limited
Tower 2, Level 27
Al Fattan Currency House 

Do I need to send any documents?

We need to confirm you identity, but in the vast majority of cases you will not need to send us any supporting documents as we can verify your address details online. Occasionally we will be unable to confirm your identity online (for example if you have moved house recently), and in such cases we will contact you in order to verify your details. If you’ve applied by post, you’ll have to enclose proof of identity as described on the form.

Do I need to deposit funds to open an account?

No, you don't need to send any money to open your account, though you will have to deposit funds before you start dealing.

How do I deposit funds?

You can fund your account using most major debit/credit cards or via bank transfer. You’ll need to log in to your account and go to the My Account tab within the web-based dealing platform. See more details on how to make a payment

I’d like someone to deal on my behalf;  can I appoint a power of attorney to trade for me?

Yes. Initially, please open an account in the usual way. Once your account is open, you can fill in a power of attorney form which will allow a nominated third party to access your account.
How secure is IG/your platform?

IG is a global FTSE 250 company, and in the UAE we are regulated by the DFSA. We segregate client funds to protect your money and our platforms use industry-standard 256-bit SSL encryption – the same as PayPal or high street banks.


*For CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX, published financial statements, February 2018.

*By primary relationships, Investment Trends May 2012 CFD Report & December 2012 FX Report.

Help and support

Get answers about your account or our services.

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Our office is open 5 days a week, Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 7pm (Dubai time). Support line is available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, except for Saturday from 1am to 11am (Dubai time).

All trading involves risk and losses can exceed deposits. Trading CFDs may not be suitable for everyone so please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved. All trading involves risk and losses can exceed deposits.