Dubai Internet City (DIC) was established in 2000 by the Government of Dubai and has become the Middle East and North Africa's largest information and communications technology (ICT) hub. Since its establishment, DIC has effectively developed a thriving business environment for technology organisations. DIC has been one of the great contributors in transforming Dubai into a knowledge-based economy and smart city.
Within a short period of time DIC has attracted hundreds of technology companies including Fortune 500 companies and multinationals. Companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Oracle, HP, IBM, Dell, Siemens, Canon, Logica, Sony Ericsson, Schlumberger and Cisco have already established their regional offices in DIC. Moreover, DIC is home for some of the region's most dynamic and successful technology SMEs and start-ups.
DIC provides access to multi-lingual human resources from all corners of the world with a variety of skills and industry expertise. DIC is sought-after ICT business hub as it consists of wide ranging facilities such as state-of-the-art offices, business parks, a robust IT infrastructure, residential towers, retail shops and hotels that create a unique environment for ICT businesses to develop, innovate and grow.
Through its In5 innovation hub and First Steps business centre DIC also supports and nurtures start-ups, small and medium enterprises. The aim of such initiative is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the field of information and communications technology by proving cost-effective business setting up, office facilities, access to funding and a dynamic and pleasing working environment to entrepreneurs.
Types of Companies
Following types of companies can be formed under DIC:
Following business sectors are permitted under Dubai Internet City.
Information and Communications Technology related business activities:
General business activities:
Consultancy business activities:
Regional Head Quarters:
Hotels and Leisure Services:
Property Management Services:
First Steps Business Center
First Steps Business Center of Dubai Internet City enables companies to lease a hot-desk or an executive office spaces at affordable rates. Small start-ups and freelancers can utilize those facilities offered by First Steps Business Center while exploring business and market opportunities. First Step Business Centre facilities include a comprehensive working area, fully furnished office along with administrative services and an advanced infrastructure.
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