Dubai Internet City (DIC) is the major ICT hub in North Africa and the Middle East. This popular Free Zone caters to businesses of all sizes, from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 multinationals. With great world-class facilities and infrastructure, a business-friendly environment, flexible legal structures, and a welcoming ecosystem for global and regional businesses and entrepreneurs to establish their IT businesses in the United Arab Emirates, DIC is home to many global ICT companies.
The benefits of setting up a business in this Dubai free zone are:
The Dubai Internet City Free Zone welcomes a vast range of professional and financial business activities. Here are some of the options available for foreign investors and entrepreneurs:
The following legal entities can be legally registered with the DIC:
Free Zone Limited Liability Companies can be owned by 1 to 50 individual shareholders or companies with a minimum share value of AED 1,000 and a minimum capital investment of AED 50,000.
It refers to the candidate branch based in the UAE. No capitalization is required.
A branch of a foreign company in Dubai Internet City can be established by a foreign applicant and the company does not have a capitalization requirement.
DIC allows the establishment of all types of companies in the free zone, but these are the most popular licenses:
The software license at DIC applies to all activities related to the development, installation and/or modification of software products from companies or third parties.
This license must be obtained for any activity related to developing, installing, modifying and/or operating a network or providing related services to run network-based applications or services for yourself or third parties.
An e-commerce license is required for all activities related to certain third party services and products through electronic media such as search engines, portals, websites, social media and others to sell goods and services.
The IT service license covers all activities related to the development and/or provision of standardized and repeatable IT-based services, which may also include security solutions, localization, training and enterprise training.
This is a special permit granted by Dubai Economics Department (DED) to companies operating in private areas.
This license must be obtained for any activity related to the development and/or distribution of Internet or multimedia content. Other activities may include selling goods or services over the Internet, such as providing an online platform and mediating between several companies or several individuals.
To start a company in Dubai Internet City, all entrepreneurs and foreign investors need to follow the below-discussed steps:
MAD Middle East makes it easy for IT startups, SMEs, and multinational companies to build their Dubai Internet City base by providing support services such as business licensing and registration, administrative support, legal documentation, fully furnished offices, etc. for business growth. Our dedicated team connects you with investors and assists you with your new venture by assessing market potential. Contact us and we will take care of all matters relating to the formation of your company at DIC.