Dubai Media City
Dubai Media City (DMC) is operated under the jurisdiction of Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA), now renamed as Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA) and is managed by TECOM Investments, a Dubai based company and a subsidiary of Dubai Holding, which is dedicated towards knowledge and life-improving industries. Companies of every kind in Dubai Media City have been operating with collective synergy, including media and marketing services, printing and publishing, music, film, new media, leisure and entertainment, broadcasting and information agencies.
Dubai Media City offers a supportive platform for media-oriented companies to display their products and services, therefore, since its launch in 2000, more than 1,400 companies have set up their operations in this free zone including global media giants like Bertelsmann, BBC, MBC, CNN, Reuters, CNBC, Forbes, Sony, and Showtime, among others.
Why Dubai Media City for Business Setup?
Dubai Media City provides a variety of business clusters for companies to start their operations along with its business-friendly environment, energetic networking atmosphere and top-notch logistic facilities to Dubai Media City companies (media and advertising). Dubai Media City is known as the ideal media hub for the following reasons:
1. Unique Cluster Environment
Dubai Media City offers a unique collective environment where a work campus is dedicated to the businesses falling under a specific industry value chain so that they can interact and collaborate effectively towards a common business goal.
2. World-Class Infrastructure
Dubai Media City offers Metro Ethernet environment, high-speed data, digital voice services, latest technology, and community infrastructure at competitive rates to foster cluster growth.
3. Free Zone Status
4. Business-Friendly Environment
Business Segments in Dubai Media City
The Dubai government supports forms of business ventures under its jurisdiction and in Dubai Media City, there are business sectors you can choose from:
Types of Permissible Legal Entities in Dubai Media City
An individual or corporate can register their business in this Dubai Free Zone as one of the following legal entities:
1. Free Zone Establishment (FZE or FZ-LLC)
A business entity with one shareholder
2. Free Zone Company (FZC/FZCO)
A business entity with 2 to 5 shareholders
3. Branch of a Foreign Company
For an application of foreign nationality
4. Branch of a Local Company
For a UAE registered a corporate person to apply for company setup
5. Education License
This license holder can carry out operations in the field of education, educational consultancy, and social services.
For a person wishing to dispense a certain service, falling under freelance permit, under one’s own name
Licensing Options for Dubai Media City Companies
Once you have decided your business segment and type of legal entity you going to choose for your business idea, here are a few business licenses you can opt for:
UAE Corporate Services