Dubai Internet City provides a Knowledge Economy Ecosystem that is designed to support the business development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies. It is the Middle East’s biggest IT infrastructure, built inside a free trade zone, and has the largest commercial Internet Protocol Telephony network in the world.
Dubai Internet City is a strategic base for companies targeting emerging markets in a vast region extending from the Middle East to the Indian subcontinent, and Africa to the CIS countries, covering 2 billion people with GDP $ 6.7 trillion.
In line with Dubai’s liberal economic policies and regulations, Dubai Internet City offers foreign companies 100% tax-free ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no currency restrictions, easy registration and licensing, stringent cyber regulations, protection of intellectual property.
Within a short span of time, a dynamic international community of ICT companies has established itself in Dubai Internet City. The global ICT giants are all here: Microsoft, Oracle, HP, IBM, Dell, Siemens, Canon, Logica, Sony Ericsson, Computer Associates and Cisco, to name just a few. These companies represent a formidable community of over 12,000 knowledge workers.
The cluster of ICT companies in Dubai Internet City comprise of Software Development, Business Services, Web Based & e-Commerce, Consultancy, Education & Training and Sales & Marketing.
Dubai Internet City provides an environment that attracts each and every element of the value chain for an ICT business into the community. In addition, it has developed programs that can be leveraged by the ICT community to explore and expand ‘Channel Development’ opportunities.