is one of the largest Information
and Communications Technology (ICT) business parks in the Middle East
and North Africa region. UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of
Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced Dubai
Internet City at a Gala Ceremony in October 1999. This announcement
generated a huge interest from ICT companies, resulting in the Licensing
of 100 companies in January 2000.
DIC create an infrastructure, environment and attitude that will enable
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) enterprises to operate
locally, regionally and globally, from Dubai, with significant
It also provide growth opportunities to business partners by nurturing
various business activities across the value chain and creating
synergies in the cluster To build ICT industry leadership by
collaborating with business partners, nurturing thought leadership, and
promoting cluster value proposition. As a knowledge-oriented business
model, DIC was the pioneer behind the creation of the business park
concept in the region and today, hosts well over 15,000 knowledge
The ICT business park hosts a dynamic international community of IT
companies which include Fortune 500 brands as well as a number of
growing enterprises, entrepreneurships and ventures: Microsoft, Dell,
Intel, IBM, Canon, General Electric and Cisco just to name a few.
Built inside a free trade zone, DIC is a strategic base for companies
targeting emerging markets in the neighboring regions. DIC’s markets
extend from the Middle East to the Indian Subcontinent and from Africa
to the CIS countries, covering three billion people.
DIC provides an environment that attracts all elements of the ICT value
chain, and in addition, has developed several programmes that can be
leveraged by the community to explore and expand channel development
opportunities. Companies are privy to an advanced Metro Ethernet
broadband infrastructure and a range of business-enabling services
including government transactions. DIC also has the world’s largest
commercial IP Telephony network.