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International Media Production Zone
International Media Production Zone
The International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) in Dubai aims to create an exclusive environment for media production companies from across the world to cooperate and join forces effectively. The IMPZ caters exclusively to companies from the graphic art, publishing, and packaging industries. It is an initiative of the Dubai government, developed under the supervision of TECOM Investments, a member of Dubai Holding.

The vast IMPZ complex is set in an area of over 43 million sq. ft. of land, and is located in the mid of commercial Dubai. It is situated on the Emirates Road, in close proximity to the Jebel Ali Port.

The International Media Production Zone is the first free zone in the Middle East, dedicated to media production activities. This set-up supports all sectors of the media and entertainment production industry with particular stress on publishing, printing, broadcasting, film and music. IMPZ incorporates commercial, residential and community service projects under its umbrella and provides an efficient and highly facilitated business environment.

IMPZ has an initial investment budget of US$280 million with an additional US$280 million expected to be invested by the members (tenants and investors) for apparatus and equipment.

Infrastructure:

  • Warehouses with built-in offices and showrooms are available.
  • Fully equipped media production studios and equipments are available on lease.
  • The community center provides facilities for the working and residential communities.
  • Highly facilitated business centers, and other venues like the amphitheatre and arena are available for exhibitions, conferences, international expositions, colloquiums and happenings.
  • Amwaj, Terrace, Oasis and The Centrium are family residential blocks with all community facilities provided to employees working in IMPZ.
  • A good eco-friendly industrial system is adopted in IMPZ by proper recycling of waste products and enabling companies to utilize the by-products instead of disposing them.
  • A well-planned transportation, parking and service center within the facility.
  • There is an exclusive retail and recreation center.
  • The Logistics center has a great inventory, storage and distribution facility.
  • The Publishing Pavilion is a center devoted to the publishing industry.
  • In addition, there are schools, hospitals, retail outlets and hotels at IMPZ.

Investment Opportunities:

  • IMPZ is the first media free zone in the Middle East. 
  • At IMPZ, 100% tax exemption i.e. corporate and income taxes and 100% ownership is offered to all investors.
  • Taxes are also exempted on the equipment, raw materials, machinery that is used to set up the facilities.
  • Simplified and uncomplicated rules regulating media production help in easier operations.
  • At IMPZ, plots are given to investors to build their own media production units. 
  • Investors can build their own office towers (Makateb) and residential towers (Masaken).

The different sections of IMPZ are as follows:

Publishing:

The Publishing Pavilion at IMPZ is spread on an area of 275,000 sq. ft. and is the only exclusive facility in the region for the publishing industry. Buyers can enjoy the convenience of sourcing everything they need from one central location. The publishing of newspapers, magazines, books, online content, e-books, guides, manuals, etc. takes place in this section of IMPZ.

Printing:

Digital printing, commercial printing, label printing, acrylic and gift manufacturing, neon manufacturing, etc. are the specialties of the printing sector in IMPZ. 

Packaging:

The packaging industry in IMPZ specializes in flexible packaging, metal containers and closures, plastic containers and closures, laminated packaging, etc.

Graphic Arts:            

In the Graphic Arts section of IMPZ, digital printing, screen printing, direct mail printing, commercial and industrial printing, plastic card printing, cards and envelopes printing, commercial web printing, etc. are done.

Media Production:

This sector of IMPZ specializes in advertising and design production, media production and media marketing services, news media marketing and publishing, multi-dimensional images production, etc.

The IMPZ proposal is part of Dubai's dream to develop itself into a global media hub. It aims to provide a pro-business atmosphere, urbane expertise and good infrastructure, to fully sustain and promote the development of media production.

 
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