Business Setup Costs in Dubai Internet City (DIC)

The largest Information and Communications technology (ICT) hub in the Middle East, Dubai Internet City has over 1600 companies registered and include the world’s well known ICT organisations, such as like Microsoft, Oracle, HP, IBM, Dell, Cisco, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens, SAP, Intel, Facebook, Google.  It is also home to many successful technology startups.DIC is an attractive free zone for both MNCs and SMEs for its low cost business set up in Dubai, state of the art office facilities, business parks, residential buildings, hotels and a dynamic and pleasing working environment to entrepreneurs.ICT related business activities are allowed in DIC, which include the following sectors: Software development, Internet and Multimedia, IT Services, Telecommunication and Network.Some of the benefits are:

  • Full foreign ownership of companies
  • No personal income tax and corporate tax
  • Complete repatriation of profits
  • No import and export duties
  • State of the art facilities
  • Excellent location
  • Most prestigious Free Zone in Dubai
  • Flexible office solutions at competitive rates
  • Infrastructure

There are two types of companies that can be formed here:  A Free Zone Limited Liability Company which can be owned by one or more individuals or entities. or an existing local or foreign company can register their branch office. Company registration license costs in DIC are about AED 18,520 and a physical office has to be rented which starts from approximately AED 35,000 per year.