Dubai Internet City is considered as one of the largest Information and Communications Technology Business hub in the Middle East and in North Africa. It was established in 2000. It is the biggest ICT infrastructure of Middle East that is established inside a free trade zone. It is located near to Dubai Media city and Dubai Knowledge Village. DIC was the premium venture that has introduced the concept of Business Park in the Middle East region.
Dubai Internet City offers a decisive base for companies which are aiming at the emerging markets in the Middle East region. A wide variety of benefits related to ownership, taxation and custom are made available to the companies in the Dubai Internet City, which are guaranteed by law for a time of 50 years. 100 percent free ownership is one of the greatest advantages for the companies in the Dubai Internet city. All these great benefits provided has made many of the global leaders in the field of information technology to establish their centres in the Middle East in the DIC.
Microsoft, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, HP, Dell, Intel, Booking.com and Cisco are some of the global leading companies that has established their base in the Dubai Internet City. There are about 850 companies with 10,000 workers in the DIC. A friendly and appropriate environment, infrastructure and attitude are provided by the DIC that help Information and Communications Technology firms to operate from Dubai with an important competitive edge.
The various firms operating from the Dubai Internet City include those from the areas of software development, business services, e-commerce, consultancy and sales and marketing. The market of DIC extends from the Middle East to the Indian sub-Continent and from the Africa to CIS countries that embraces up to three billion people.
It is equipped with the world’s largest IP Telephony network. Advanced Metro Ethernet broadband service and a variety of business supporting services that includes government transactions are provided to the companies in the Dubai Internet City.
Dubai internet city is located at a distance of 25 kilometres from down town Dubai, on the Sheikh Zayed road that connects Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It is near to Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence and Palm Jumeriah, the residential areas in Dubai.