Dubai Internet City (DIC) is a knowledge economy ecosystem created to encourage the growth of information and communications technology (ICT) enterprises. It is housed within a Free Zone. It has the largest ICT infrastructure in the Middle East.
It enables businesses to take use of alternative financial sources, collaborations, and cooperative ideas. Dubai Internet City is a technology, education, new media, and science innovation hub in Dubai.
Dubai Internet City, a subsidiary of Dubai Holding, was established in October 1999 and first opened its doors in October 2000. Dubai Internet City is the largest information and communications technology hub in the Middle East and North Africa. Dubai Internet City was constructed to support enterprises in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, and it is the world's largest ICT infrastructure built within a free zone.
Dubai Internet City is a trailblazer in advancing Dubai's ambition of transforming into a knowledge-based economy and has created a successful ecosystem for technology companies.
Microsoft, Oracle, HP, IBM, Dell, Siemens, Canon, Logica, Sony Ericsson, Schlumberger, and Cisco, among many other worldwide ICT giants, call DIC a home, same with many small and medium businesses and entrepreneurial projects. Through Firststeps@dic, a facility that allows companies to conduct feasibility studies, evaluate future potential, scout for new business or collaborative ventures, and work alongside existing and future enterprises operating within DIC without making a large initial investment, companies from various sectors, including software development, business services, ecommerce, consultancy, and sales and marketing, are benefiting from various cost-effective solutions.
Dubai Internet City allows following types of companies or business entities within its premises:
- Free Zone-Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)
- Branch office
It takes 4 to 6 weeks to obtain a license of the company and register a company in DIC.