Do you want to start a company by sharing space with global IT giants like Microsoft, Oracle, HP, IBM and Dell? Then come to Dubai Internet City. This free zone is designed for the development of information and communication technologies across the globe. In the Middle East this is the largest IT free zone. DIC is the best choice, if you are into software development, ecommerce, sales, marketing or any other internet related business services.
As the market of IT products and services is getting bigger day by day, the United Arab Emirates have made it possible to bring all major IT giants under one umbrella. In this free zone you can see key IT players as well as small start ups. The companies have started exploiting this economic free zone as a strategic base for deploying information technology and services in a cost effective way.
Many steps are involved in the registration and licensing procedure. We are able to assist you in getting a valid trade license and other associated benefits in a hassle free manner. Consult with us and ensure a promising entrepreneurial venture in the DIC community.
Types of business licences provided in DIA zone -
Internet and multimedia license – If your business activities are related to developing or distributing of internet related products or services then can apply for Internet and multimedia license. Those who are using online platforms for carrying out business of multiple companies can also apply for a license. Doing additional activities like supplying applications across diverse platforms are also eligible for a license.
Software license – You can apply for a licence if you are into development, installation or modification of software products.
Telecommunication and Networking license – You are eligible to apply for a licence if you are into development, installation, modification or operation of networks or its related services.
IT services – Those who are doing IT related services or IT enabled services are able to apply for IT services license. This includes training, security solutions, marketing services and corporate learning services.
Other than the above discussed categories, other segments that will be checked before providing a license include the behaviour of the business. Authorities will check whether the company is a consultancy, developer, solution provider, support service provider, management service provider, customer service provider or application service provider.
You can set up a business in DIA as:
Initial steps for setting up a company in DIA
- Applying for a licence. Application will be available on the DIA website.
- Submission of the proposed business plan
- Passport copies of all top management officials. Submit passport copies of managers, directors and shareholders.
DIC authorities will review the application and upon approval will send a provisional approval letter to the applicant. An applicant has to submit the following documents within 15 days after getting the provisional approval letter.
Documents to be submitted for setting up a limited liability company
- Certificate of registration
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Certificate of good standing
- A list of the members in the director board
- Proof of company's initial capital
Documents to be submitted for setting up a local or foreign branch
- A copy of the certificate of registration of the parent company
- A copy of the certificate of good standing of the parent company
- A copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association of the parent company
- A copy of Valid Trade Licence of the UAE Company
- A copy of Commercial Registration of the UAE Company
The submitted documents will be assessed by the authorities for its validity and check the availability of the office space. A customer confirmation letter will be send to the applicant the completion of the review procedure. Next step is the issue of Lease agreement for the office space and the Personnel sponsorship agreement. All these have to be returned with the applicants sign and seal to the DIA authority. Once all these procedures are completed finished, the DIC will issue a trade license.