Dubai Internet City

(DIC) offers a cost effective and strategic business platform for ICT businesses targeting the Middle East, Africa and Asia markets. DIC was stared in 2000 and has grown very fast and houses some of the global IT brands like Microsoft, CA, HP, IBM, Dell etc. Many small and medium businesses and some very promising entrepreneurial ventures are also located here.

DIC houses many types of technology companies involved in software development, web based and e-commerce, Business services, IT consulting, sales and back office. DIC has established an environment which nurtures all the elements of the ICT value chain and has several business community programs for leveraging the channel development and expansion opportunities.

Investors have access to an advanced IT infrastructure and a range of business enabling services and regulatory procedures. DIS has the largest IP telephony network.

DIC has the mission to establish the infrastructure, business environment and attitude to solver the problems of the investors and partners, offering the investors a significant competitive advantage.

DIC provides all the important and necessary technical, legal, business and other services with a simple and easy process, allowing all the investors to start, establish, operate and manage their businesses smoothly.

DIC offers three options for setting up a business; Branch of a foreign company, Branch of a UAE company or a Free zone Limited Liability Company. Whatever may be the type of the firm and size of the business, DIC ensures that all the initial steps are successful.

The leasing can be for 2 to 3 months for market analysis, or for 1 year, offering high levels of flexibility.

Advantages:

• A simplified licensing and registration process enables the investors to establish their operations in a hassle fee manner. DIC has Government Operations and Services department, dedicated to provide an easy interface between the companies and various government departments.

• Through its state of the art IT infrastructure, DIC has emerged as the centre of technological advancement in UAE. With a dedicated series of core networks, DIC provides a very cost effective IT and telecom services. Highly trained staff ensures that any new service requested is up and operational in three working days.

• DIC provides a comprehensive bouquet of IT infrastructure management services, which include hosting, business applications, IT security, software and server management services and much more.

• The LAN, Cabling, Network devices, WAN and Internet services are already deployed and are ready to use, drastically reducing the time and the cost of setting up the infrastructure. DIC offers excellent conferencing and event hosting facilities with great ambience.

• Through the partner company Idama Asset Management Solutions, DIC offers comprehensive facility and asset management services. They include consultancy services, cleaning services, Landscaping, security, maintenance management, critical specialist maintenance, Space management and fit out services, Health , Safety and Environment consultancy and training, many other services required for running a business. They have a 24X7 customer care centre to address any requests.

• Financial incentives include 100% exemption from corporate and income tax for 50 years, 100% foreign ownership and 100% repatriation of profits.

• Coupled with the latest UT infrastructure, state of the art communications, largest IP telephony network, and very flexible licensing system, DIC is arguably one of the most preferred investment destinations.