WELCOME TO DUBAI MEDIA CITY
DMC offers media companies and independent media
professionals a pro-business environment which enables
them to operate with collective synergy and freedom
while enjoying free zone benefits including 100 per cent
business ownership and tax-free income.
• The MENA region’s E&M market is forecasted to grow at a Compound Annual Growth
Rate (CAGR) of 16.5 per cent for the next five years.
• Neighbouring markets of Turkey and India also have high E&M market growth rates.
• Price Waterhouse Coopers predicts these three leading global markets will grow at a
higher rate than the markets of North America and Europe.
PLATFORM AD SPEND AS % OF TOTAL
On an average 60 per cent of the population in the GCC countries is
below the age of 35. With a young population and an increase in
high-speed broadband penetration, digital migration in the MENA
region is expected to be in full force in the coming years.
Internet Penetration Levels
Penetration Levels in The
This mammoth increase in internet usage, particularly in urban
households, is set to give a fresh impetus to digital media sectors such
as online marketing, social media platforms, mobile applications, and
Arabic language web content amongst others.
COMMUNITY OF KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS
Dubai Media City has more than 1,400 companies
registered and operating since its launch in 2001.
MEDIA & MARKETING
PRO BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Dubai Media City is located and operates within the jurisdiction of Dubai
Technology & Media Free Zone.
INDUSTRY SPECIFIC REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
The UAE will continue to lead in the MENA region in terms of the
highest Ad Spend growth, with a forecasted growth of 11% CAGR
between 2010- 2013. Key to the UAE media sector achieving
tremendous Ad Spend growth is a strong and continuously
improving regulatory environment.
TECOM INVESTMENTS’ IMPACT ON MEDIA REGULATIONS:
Champions of New Technologies
Promoting Increased Transparency
Lobbying for Legislative Improvements
UAE Government Relations
WHAT WE OFFER
Dubai Media City is set in the heart of “New Dubai” with the Marina
district to the West, Palm Jumeirah to the North and Sheikh Zayed Road to
The site is accessible via Al Sufouh road or Exit 32 from Sheikh Zayed
The zone includes over 20 buildings offering premium commercial real
estate products in low rise, mid-rise and high rise categories.
615 – 10,000 sq ft.
Electrical, A/C and Maintenance, Water, Building Maintenance
Basement, multi-storey and ground parking
Availability of retail space including restaurants and cafeterias
Raised flooring for commercial space in buildings DMC 1,2,4
Raised flooring allows for a quick installation of power outlets and the
flexibility in moving around cubicles.
5,772 sq ft., Ground
Floor - 2,533 sq ft.; First
Floor and Penthouse -
3,239 sq ft.
Electrical, A/C and
Private kitchen and
Semi furnished office
TYPES OF SERVICED OFFICES AT MEDIA BUSINESS CENTRE
Hot Desk – A shared workspace environment suitable for freelancers.
Executive Desk – Desk space suitable for freelancers and companies, it reflects
flexibility and ignites creativity
Executive Office – Fully furnished and serviced independent units with lake and
Association Centre - Fully furnished and serviced offices suitable for non-profit
media related organizations.
HOW TO JOIN DMC
Since 2001, Dubai Media City (DMC) has offered a myriad of privileges, and
supportive solutions for company formation in the UAE. From providing premium
locations, lifestyle options, and an inspiring environment, DMC has been at the
forefront of facilitating freezone Dubai business development.
Dubai Free Zones
Dubai is renowned for its mega free
zones. The fully equipped and ready for
business Dubai free zones offer
investors a plethora of facilities and
amenities. The advantages of setting up
100% ownership of business
100% repatriation of capital/profits
No income tax
No capital tax
No currency restrictions
Low cost of operations
Excellent support services
Free zones in the UAE offer a
wide range of facilities for
running day-to-day operations,
Fast-track company set-up &
Opportunity to lease land for
On-site accommodations of
Transportation links by road, sea
Low cost energy
Favourable cost of living
Attractive working environment
SERVING BROADCASTERS & ADVERTISERS
With more than 1,400 company registrations, Dubai Media Cparticular regionity
(DMC) is the leading free zone dedicated to facilitating and promoting the media
and advertising industries of the Middle East.
DUBAI FREE ZONE COMPANY FORMATION
As one of the leading free zone developments in the UAE, Dubai Media City
provides you with an ecosystem where you can highlight your products and
services and interact with some of the leading marketing and media agencies
operating from within the UAE.
HISTORY OF DUBAI MEDIA CITY
Launched in January 2001 in line with the vision to establish Dubai as a centre
for communications and a media hub for the region.
Has evolved as a thriving media community catering to businesses in segments
such as Publishing and Printing, Music, New Media, Leisure and Entertainment,
Broadcasting, Film, Information Agencies and Media and Marketing Services.
Have also contributed to promoting talent and entrepreneurship in the region.
2003 "Gulf Brands of the Decade Award" (in the Government, Semi-government and NGO’s
category). 2005 Leadership award for ‘Service to Industry’ from ITP Business and
2008 Newsweek Award of Excellence for outstanding contribution to the media industry.
2010 Ranked first under Best Promotion and second in the Best Incentives category globally
and in the Middle East by fDi magazine in the 2010/11 Global Free Zones of the Future
2011 Amphitheatre is awarded ‘Best Live Music Venue’ by TIME Out Nightlife Awards 2011
Jamal Al Sharif
Managing Director, DMC & DSC
Managing Director, Media Cluster,
Dubai has become a business
hub for an ever growing region,
boosted by growth in key
industries, business friendly
policies and its strategic
geographical location, offering
reach to 4 billion people within
an 8-hour flight, including
Europe, Africa, India, China and
+971 4 391 4555
CONTACT DUBAI MEDIA CITY
+971 4 391 4616
/Dubai Media City
Airports: Dubai Media city is 30 minutes from Dubai International
Airport and 45 minutes from Abu Dhabi airport.
Taxis: There is a taxi stand at Dubai Media City Building #2, or taxis
can be ordered by calling the RTA at 04.208.0808.
Car Rental: There is a Diamond Lease location in Dubai Media
City’s sister site, Dubai Knowledge Village.
GO TO DUBAI MEDIA CITY
Metro & Buses: DMC is a seven minute walk from Dubai
Metro and accessible by metro feeder buses
RTA Bus routes :
08 : Gold Souq Bus Station – Ibn Battuta Metro Station
83 : Al Ghubaiba Bus Station – Nakheel Metro Station
84 : Direct Route Between Tecom Residential & DIC-DMC-DKV
85 : Dubai Internet City Metro Station – Discovery Gardens
88 : Dubai Int’l Airport Terminal 3 – Nakheel Metro Station
X28 : LuLu Village Terminus – Nakheel Metro Station
F31: DIC Metro Station Landside – The Meadows
GO TO DUBAI MEDIA CITY
Lat: N 25 05.628
Long: E 55 09.123