Dubai Internet City – It is an information technology park established by the government of Dubai, and is free economic zone which is an ideal base for companies aiming regional emerging markets. Dubai Internet City is credited with more than one and half million square feet of prime commercial office space with several global information technologies having its development centers there. Companies like Microsoft, Oracle Corporation, IBM, Cisco, Sun Microsystems, Nokia, Cognizant and Siemens having their offices here. The city is located 25 kms south of downtown Dubai City along the Sheikh Zayed Road between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Dubai Internet City is near to other industrial clusters like the Dubia Media City and Dubai Knowledge Village. It is also near to Dubai Marian, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Residence and several five star hotels.
Dubai Internet City was opened in 2000 and it is now the major Information and Technology Park in the Middle East and North Africa region. The project was initiated by UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Now it hosts and is a prime operations and development centers of both regional and global MNC’s.
DIC gives a remarkable ambience to its companies which all elements of goodness of ICT (Information and communication Technology) chain. Moreover it gives benefits of free zones like 100% business ownership, tax free income, great networking opportunities, industry set up programs and government services.
At DIC you will find Majid Bin Mohammed Innovation Centre in5, and a technology start-up incubator, and all elements to promote pioneers, innovation and free enterprises. Many giants of the industry have centers here, some of them are – Yahoo, Microsoft, HP, Dell, Google, Intel, Cisco and Booking.com.
DIC functions mainly on knowledge-oriented business model. In the region, it was a pioneer in setting up such a business model where innovation and entrepreneurship thrived. The vision and mission of the company aims to promote opportunities for private enterprises to grow locally and globally.
DIC is located inside the free zone and is a strategic base for companies who want to operate aiming the emerging markets of the neighboring regions. DIC is already in the march in spreading its wings across continents of Africa, India and CIS countries. It aims to cover three million people.
DIC is a big player in the global market by adhering to ICT value chain that fosters good business environment. It has developed many programmes that can be used by the community to expand channel growth prospects. Companies are open to facilities like advanced Metro Ethernet broadband infrastructure and wide array of business enabling services that consists of government transactions.
It is also rated as the world’s biggest commercial IP Telephony network. The city consists of companies from various sectors like software development, business services, e-commerce, consultancy and sales & marketing.
Dubai Internet City is taking rapid strides in the path of development as the Emirate’s GDP is in fast pace at double digit rates.