Dubai-Internet City

2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 Stars

Tecom Zone, Knowledge City, Dubai, United Arab Emi
Holiday Inn Express Dubai-Internet City
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  • Couples61
  • Solo68
  • Business58

More about Dubai-Internet City

FREE ZONE-Dubai Internet City

by Rinjani

Dubai Internet City, a free zone, is located in Jumeirah Beach Road, and still in the same area where Dubai Media City and Knowledge Village located.

As described by its name, Dubai Internet City is an area where e commerce company and IT gadgeter are hang around here. The company such as Microsoft, IBM, DELL, Oracle are found here. Anything related to IT sector. And it’s a favorite area for IT field job’s seeker. Dubai Internet City is the Middle East's biggest IT infrastructure. It’s like a silicon valley in middle east.

The nice thing about Internet City is the location and the lay out. There is beautiful garden, food court to hair beauty salon are available here. It’s fast business environment area, but also breath taking for chill out. Between building three and four, there is an open area for park, water fountain and open theater for music performance, theater, exhibition, etc.

Also Media City, the place where media, TV, radio and advertising companies are easy to find. Dubai Media City is a global launch pad for media business, creative talent and international corporations.The company like CNN, Reuter, AFP, etc are found here.

Knowledge Village is a place for universities, training center and courses.

These three free zone is integrated and create the “city” where knowledge, media and IT are the main ideas.

Whether you are students, job seeker or visitor, visiting this area is a worth visit.

Ramadan Timing

by Rinjani

Ramadan is a holy month for Moslems. In Ramadan time, the offices, shopping and government service office has a different schedule. Usually the timing starts 8 AM to 2 PM or 9 AM to 3 PM.

Food courts are usually close in the Ramadan time, except those food courts in several location such as Dubai Internet City (since many foreigner workers working here)

Dubai is quite a moderate and much more friendly for expatriates and tourists who visit Dubai in Ramadan timing.

But please bear in mind to keep respect the local custom. Never eat in the public place in Ramadan time, don’t eat and drink in front of people who fasting, don’t wear revealing clothes and don’t swear or express the bad words.

The fasting usually starts from 5 AM to 6 PM. After 6 PM, the shops are open as usual. For the nightlife, in Ramadan, live music is rare to perform. Some nightclubs just provide food and drink without Live Music performance.

Even Ramadan sounds strict, but it is really interesting to see the traditional custom in Ramadan month. Smoke Shesha, Ramadan tent, Iftar, etc are few of after fasting activities.

dubai city tour-dubai modern tour

by Lili.Mont

you can experience the ancient and modern dubai with a "dubai city tour" within a half day and payment of 100-140 DH per person.inside the old dubai, you pass the Royal Sheikh Palace to the Dubai Creek,Mercato(the italian style shopping centre in renaissance architecture),and Jumeirah'll pass the modern highways in Bur Dubai and see Dubai Internet city,Media city,modern towers and buildings in Dubai Marina and go to Palm Island,the first man-made Island inside the persian gulf,in the shape of palm.then you visit outside Burj Al Arab(the only 7* hotel in the world, symbol of dubai) and Madinat Jumeirah(a touristic city,composed of old arabic architecture and citadels with modern shoppings next to a nice and calm river)and after all you visit the Ibn Battuta shopping centre with the architecture of 6 ancient civilizations: China,India,Egypt,Iran,Andolos(spain) and Tunnis.and at last you will go to the Emirates Mall to visit the indoor Dubai Ski some programmes,dinner is included.we had it at KFC in Emirates Mall.

Dubai: a pearl in United Arab Emirates

by cooltrudy


Dubai Internet City is a strategic base for companies targeting emerging markets in a vast region extending from the Middle East to the Indian subcontinent.

Dubai New Projects

by amna_alshamsi

" Arabian Ranches*"

Arabian Ranches took the mystery and beauty of the desert and brought it to life in a remarkable place to live. A cosmoploitan community inspired by the rich heritage of the Arabian horse, Arabian Ranches consists of an equestriancentre, scenic desert trails, polo grounds, a world-class desert golf course, beautiful villas and townhouses in a variety of sizes, and an exciting town centre of restaurants and a luxury hotel. Arabian Ranches truly is a desert paradise.

In keeping with its name, this cosmopolitan desert community is located in the heart of the desert, only a few minutes off Dubai, at the juncture of three key ring roads leading to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai.

December 2004 – Arabian Ranches - Phase 1
March 2005 – Gazelle - Al Reem

For more information about this project plz check

" Emirates Hills"

Originally established as the “Beverly Hills” of Dubai, no place typifies Jumeirah more than Emirates Hills. Opulent villas, tranquil scenery, calm waters and the world-class Montgomerie Golf course define this cosmopolitan community.

The first part of this unique 25 sq km master planned community is The Colin Montgomerie Neighbourhood, a 4 sq. km luxury residential golf course estate which boasts a world-class Montgomerie course, created by master architect Desmond Muirhead in association with 7-time European Order of Merit winner, Colin Montgomerie. It will house 621 villas ranging from 12,000 sq ft to 45,000 sq ft., each incorporating the latest technology for the ultimate in luxury. Highlights include the 18-hole Championship Golf Course as well as scenic parks, lakes and stunning water views

For more information about this project plz check

"Dubai Marina"

Jumeirah is quickly becoming the premier destination in Dubai and the Middle East through landmark architecture, world-class residential communities, resorts, beaches and golf courses. At the heart of Jumeirah is Dubai Marina, a thriving city within a city.

Not just a premier location for its own residents, Dubai Marina will attract visitors from all over Dubai as well as tourists from around the world, embodying the energy and culture of the region.

Phase 1 comprises the development of 6 high-rise towers and marina villas with the latest in lifestyle enabling technology. This phase will be ready for occupancy in the summer of 2003.

Dubai Marina not only joins the ranks of such Jumeirah landmarks as The Burj Al Arab and The Royal Mirage, but will be the thriving, exciting centre to all that Jumeirah has to offer

" Dubai Internet City"

Dubai Internet City provides a Knowledge Economy Ecosystem that is designed to support the business development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies. It is the Middle East's biggest IT infrastructure, built inside a free trade zone, and has the largest commercial Internet Protocol Telephony system in the world.

Dubai Internet City is a strategic base for companies targeting emerging markets in a vast region extending from the Middle East to the Indian subcontinent, and Africa to the CIS countries, covering 1.6 billion people with GDP
$ 1.1 trillion.

In line with Dubai's liberal economic policies and regulations, Dubai Internet City offers foreign companies 100% tax-free ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no currency restrictions, easy registration and licensing, stringent cyber regulations, protection of intellectual property.
Within a short span of time, a dynamic international community of ICT companies has established itself in Dubai Internet City. The global ICT giants are all here: Microsoft, Oracle, HP, IBM, Compaq, Dell, Siemens, Canon, Logica, Sony Ericsson and Cisco, to name just a few. These companies represent a formidable community of over 5,500 knowledge workers.

The cluster of ICT companies in Dubai Internet City comprise of Software Development, Business Services, Web Based & e-Commerce, Consultancy, Education & Training, Sales & Marketing and Back Office Operations. DIC provides a scalable state-of-the-art technology platform which allows companies looking to provide cost effective business process outsourcing (BPO) services such as call center operations.

Dubai Internet City provides an environment that attracts each and every element of the value chain for an ICT business into the community. In addition, it has developed programs that can be leveraged by the ICT community to explore and expand 'Channel Development' opportunities.

The burgeoning ICT cluster at Dubai Internet City also offers a high quality of business interaction and networking opportunities that can be utilized for enhanced problem solving and knowledge sharing by the community.

for more information aboud DIC please visit

"Dubai Media City"

Strategically located in Dubai at the crossroads of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Dubai Media City is rapidly emerging as a global media hub. The City provides an advanced infrastructure and supportive environment for media-related businesses to operate globally out of Dubai. Dubai Media City is the place where every kind of media business, specifically - Broadcasting, Publishing, Advertising, Public Relations, Research, Music, New Media and Production and Post Production will thrive.

The City is already home to over 550 media companies including global giants such as CNN, Reuters, Sony Broadcast & Professional, McGraw Hill Publishing, Bertelsmann, and MBC, along with regional companies and new start -ups. The interdependent media community also boasts a growing talent pool that offers a range of creative skills. Currently, over 170 freelance media professionals are based in the City.
As a free zone entity, Dubai Media City allows companies 100% company ownership along with commercial benefits that include a 50 year tax exemption from personal, income and corporate taxes.
The facility offers an environment that allows companies and individuals to operate with collective synergy and freedom. Dubai Media City - The Freedom to Create.
Companies working in Dubai Media City have the unique edge of commercial benefits including:

- 100% business ownership
- Guaranteed 50-year exemption from personal, income and corporate taxes
- No customs duty
- Comparatively lower operating costs

For more information please visit

" Dubai Knowledge Village"

Knowledge Village is a vibrant, connected learning community that will develop the region’s talent pool and accelerate its move to the knowledge economy.

It is set up to position the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone as a center of excellence for learning and innovation. This new Education and Training hub is also set up to complement the Free Zone’s other two clusters: Dubai Internet City as IT hub and Dubai Media City as Media hub.

Knowledge Village will provide the infrastructure for developing, sharing and applying knowledge. In addition, KV will facilitate, promote, and become the flagship for eLearning throughout the region. In summery, KV community is set to create a culture and access to the new learning: life long learning

for more information please visit

Forum Posts

Visiting Dubai on 17th May

by Sunnny

Hello all,

Any body assist me plz.

I wanna live close to Dubai Internet City.
which hotel (5 star) i should book there .
My concern is that i wanna dine out and should be in walking distance. (some fast food)


UAE Information Technology Staffing Company or Job Sites

by Dubai05

Hello fellow VTers.

After much research and a vacation visit to Dubai, I am intent on moving to Dubai. I am currently looking for information regarding a successful employment search.

I am a highly qualified and motivated Information Technology professional with diverse experience. I have experience in Staff Management, Project Management, Technical Integration, and Information Security Operations. With numerous years in the IT field, I have experience functioning anywhere from a tech to C level management. I have successfully built and managed Call Center, Data Center and IT Departments to encompass network operations, desktop support, server support, telecommunications, and alarms and close circuit television.

Any information on where (job sites, recruiters, or staffing firms) I can begin my search would be greatly appreciated.

Re: UAE Information Technology Staffing Company or Job Sites

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

Hi there,
There is Dubai Internet City which has many multinational companies dealing in IT and its a good starting point. I leave you its URL which also has a link for jobs available. The URL's are as follows:

Wish you well and success.

IT employment agencies

by dxbemployee

Hi all,
Can anyone recommend good recruitment agencies for IT jobs (that have direct clients in the internet city, multinational banks, insurance companies etc)?
Or is it effective to apply for computer programming jobs through the DIC website?
Thanks for any advice offered.

RE: IT employment agencies

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

Hi there,
The following is the lisyt of some recruitment agencies in Dubai they all may have direct clients in the internet city, multinational banks, insurance companies etc. They are as following:

Euro Asia Recruitment Services 04 221 0050
P.O. Box: 22775 - Dubai

Medico International Recruitment FZ LLC 04 390 2238
P.O. Box: 502221 - Dubai

Santini Human Solutions 04 266 0600
P.O. Box: 111802 - Dubai

Charterhouse Partnership 04 332 5116
P.O. Box: 75972 - Dubai

Kershaw Leonard 04 343 4606
P.O. Box: 71770 - Dubai

AGN MAK Executive Resourcing 04 221 8943
P.O. Box: 62303 - Dubai

Advanced Recruitment Services 04 297 6481
P.O. Box: 5788 - Dubai

B A C (Middle East) 04 337 5747
P.O. Box: 8743 - Dubai 04 391 1900
P.O. Box: 500245 - Dubai

Fast Track 04 359 3636
P.O. Box: 50166 - Dubai

I Q Selection 04 324 2878
P.O. Box: 32403 - Dubai

Ingram Executive Search 04 324 2797
P.O. Box: 32403 - Dubai

Job Scan Employment Services 04 355 9113
P.O. Box: 32065 - Dubai

Marhaba Labour Supply Services 04 295 9566
P.O. Box: 31422 - Dubai

Soundlines Recruitment 04 267 7248
P.O. Box: 20128 - Dubai

Yes if you apply for a job through DIC web site it could give a good result.
Good luck.

RE: RE: IT employment agencies

by JessH


There's also a recruitment agency specifically for jobs in the IT sector... they are even located in Dubai Internet City:

IT People
Dubai Internet City, No. 1 Suite 109,
P. O. Box 30656, Dubai
Tel: 00971-4-3911747 / 3911745

Jess ('c',)


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