Dubai Internet City (DIC) provides a knowledge economy ecosystem designed to support the business development of information and communications technology (ICT) companies. It is the Middle East's biggest ICT infrastructure, built inside a free trade zone.
DIC is a strategic base for companies targeting emerging markets in a vast region extending from the Middle East to the Indian subcontinent, and from Africa to the CIS countries, covering 2 billion people with a GDP of $6.7 trillion.
The global ICT giants are all here, including Microsoft, Oracle, HP, IBM, Dell, Siemens, Canon, Logica, Sony Ericsson, Schlumberger and Cisco, as well as many small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures. The ICT cluster in Dubai Internet City comprises companies from various sectors: software development, business services, ecommerce, consultancy and sales and marketing.
DIC provides an environment that attracts most elements of the value chain for an ICT business. In addition, it has developed programs that can be leveraged by the ICT community to explore and expand channel and business development opportunities.