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In today’s world, information is power. To ensure that Dubai becomes a part of this power play and evolves into a knowledge-based economy, the Dubai government established the Dubai Media City (DMC) in year 2001.

A free trade, tax-free zone located on the coast of Dubai, the DMC has emerged as a global media hub in the Middle East. Nearly 1,200 companies and 5,000 employees work at its premises of 30,000,000 sq. ft., including giants like BBC and Reuters.

DMC offers licenses for international media organizations that specialize in:

  • Publishing
  • Broadcasting
  • Film
  • Media and Marketing
  • Information Gathering
  • Music and Entertainment
  • New Media and Support Services, and
  • Media Consultancy

Why choose Dubai Media City?

Whether you wish to setup your own media company, work as a freelancer or for the many well-established media houses in Dubai, DMC offers an ideal business and work environment.

Benefits of working in Dubai Media City:

1. Tax-free region

Tax-free income, freedom of capital movement, 100% foreign ownership, no custom duty, and low operational costs make DMC an attractive prospect for both startup and established companies.  

2. A global media hub

Strategically located in the Gulf, DMC offers you access to markets beyond the UAE. At your disposal are the prosperous and expanding Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African markets easily accessible via Dubai’s world-class transport services – airlines, shipping lines, and roadways.

3. World-class infrastructure and facilities

For the smooth running of your business, DMC provides:

  • State-of-the-art offices

Dubai Business Center is perfect for media professionals looking to setup their own companies or operate as freelancers. It provides fully-furnished, fully-serviced, spacious and modern business suites ready for leasing. You can rent these spaces for short or long terms. Besides the flexible leasing plans, the Center also provides business assistance (for visas, operational procedures) and a censor-free work environment to foster creativity.

  • High-tech communication technology

Since fast and reliable communication is the backbone of a successful media business, DMC offers the latest in telecommunication technology specially IP telephony. The campus is linked through optical fiber, ensuring 24-hour, high-speed Internet connection.

  • Accommodation and recreation

Radisson SAS, The Palm, and Tulip Inn are some of the luxury hotels located within DMC. These hotels offer spacious and contemporary-styled sea view rooms and suites for long or short-term stays. You can also lease an apartment or villa in the many towers in DMC. Restaurants, state-of-the-art business and conference centers, health centers, banking services, etc. are either located on the premises, or are minutes away. Beaches and shopping malls are also located nearby and are ideal for recreation.

4. International work environment

CNN, BBC World, Associated Press, Arabiya, Reuters and CNBC – the biggest names in the business have a regional presence in Dubai Media City. Thus, DMC provides you with a competitive international business environment and a multitude of job opportunities. 

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