DUBAI MEDIA CITY (DMC), was launched in January 2001 to establish Dubai as the region’s leading media hub.
DMC encompasses a media community of over 20,000 people working in over 2,000 regional and international media companies that are pushing the limits of creativity every day.
Strategically located in Dubai at the crossroads of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Dubai Media City (DMC) has rapidly emerged as a global media hub. DMC provides an advanced infrastructure and supportive environment for media-related businesses to operate globally out of Dubai.
Since its official launch in 2001, Dubai Media City (DMC) has rapidly emerged as a global media hub, providing an advanced infrastructure and supportive environment for media-related businesses to operate in and out of Dubai.
DMC is a place where various media businesses can operate jointly, including media and marketing services, printing and publishing, music, film, new media, leisure and entertainment, broadcasting and information agencies. The DMC community includes global media giants such as Reuters, CNN, CNBC, MBC, Sony, Showtime and Bertelsmann.
Dubai Media City has also set up Media Business Centers to promote talent and entrepreneurship in the region. These unique facilities are targeted at freelancers and independent media professionals.
The sectors from which businesses can apply for the DMC free zone:
Advertising and Communication
Event Support Services
Media and Marketing Services
Media Support Services
Freelancers and Associations (Non Profit)
Dubai Media City Free Zone Business Benefits:
100% foreign ownership
Full repatriation of profits and capital
No personal, income and corporate taxes (50-year exemption)
Exemption from customs duty for goods and services
World class infrastructure to help support the growth of the cluster
The process of incorporating the business is extremely simplified
Business friendly company laws and legal framework
A variety of government services, including licensing, visa, traffic and postal services
24-hour visa service
Fast-track immigration process
Freelance permits and commercial license.
Types of entities:
Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC), branch office & freelancers.