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DUBAI INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CITY (DIAC) is the world’s largest free zone dedicated to higher education and the pursuit of intellectual growth.

Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) was launched in April 2007 to cater to the needs of the region’s growing and diverse academic community. Home to numerous regional and international colleges and universities, it serves over 27,000 students from all around the world. With more than 500 undergraduate and post-graduate programmes currently offered to students, DIAC continues to expand and grow as per the needs of its robust and talented academic community.



  1. Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC): This is a company formed as an independent legal entity with its own shareholders. The minimum capital requirement for incorporation depends on the business activity.

  2. Branch of a Foreign/UAE Company: A branch is considered a legally dependent part of its parent company, even if its place of business is not in the main company’s headquarters. (No minimum capital required)

  3. Freelancer: The Freelance permit offers the ability to operate as a freelance professional The permit identifies you as a sole practitioner It enables you to conduct your business in your birth name as opposed to a brand name



1. LANDDIAC provides different land options to partners including education, mixed-use, student accommodation, retail and hotel plots. Plots are purposefully selected to match the needs for educational institutions, residential apartments, accommodation and dormitory facilities, shopping centers and super markets and Hotels.

2. COMMERCIAL FLOOR SPACEOur built-up floor space can be used by entities which meet our licensing requirements.

3. BUSINESS CENTERThe DIAC Business Center offers a selection of products and services ranging from hot desk to fully furnished complete office environments.

  • Hot Desk - A Hot desk is a shared office desk that can be used by more than one client. A hot desk is perfect for Freelancers looking to have a space to complete office work such as email, browsing, printing and calling. Hot desk clients are eligible for one visa per freelancer.

  • Executive Desk – Executive Desks are furnished with one desk and chair, and a storage pedestal and cabinet with key. Each open office has a partition running from floor to shoulder height between desks to offer privacy, within a shared environment. Executive Desk clients are eligible for 2 visas per desk. Typical desk cabin size is approximately 100 sq.ft.

  • Executive Office (Type 1) - An executive office is furnished with one executive desk and chair, visitor chairs, a storage cabinet and pedestal. Typical office sizes range from 100 to 250 sq ft.

  • Executive Office (Type 2) - The Executive Suite offers a full-fledged furnished office environment, within the Business Centre, which includes once executive table with chairs, visitors couch, a storage cabinet and pedestal. Typical desk cabin size is 281 sq.ft

  • Fitted Out Commercial Space - A Fitted out Commercial Space offers the upper end for a business environment. From open areas fitted with desks, chairs and table, to projectors and audio visual systems, we have something to offer you. All floors are fully carpeted and have false ceilings with full provisions for Internet, telephone, IT services and electricity.


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