Dubai Internet City 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 2009. This announcement generated a huge interest from ICT companies, resulting in the Licensing of 100 companies in January 2000.
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 workers.
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.