Dubai Media City

Dubai Media City (DMC) Free Zone

For more than a decade since its inception, the Dubai Media City (DMC) has been at the forefront of efforts to build a knowledge-based society and economy in the United Arab Emirates. To achieve this goal, the Dubai Media City (DMC) was established to provide a world-class environment for global and regional media corporations and independent media workers. The DMC is administered by TECOM Investments, a Dubai-based corporation and a subsidiary of Dubai Holdings that focuses on the information sector. The DTMFZA, now renamed the Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA), governs the DMC. Collective synergy has been achieved at Dubai Media City by businesses of all kinds, from media and marketing services to printing and publishing, to music and film, to new media, and to entertainment.

Over 1,400 firms have set up shop in Dubai Media City since its inception in 2000, including major media giants such as Bertelsmann, BBC, MBC and CNN as well as smaller enterprises such as Sony and Showtime.

Dubai Media City <span class='s-yellowtitle'>(DMC) Free Zone</span>

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Why Dubai Media City for <span class='s-yellowtitle'>Business Setup?</span>

Why Dubai Media City for Business Setup?


  • Clusters with a Single-Origin Environment: Workspaces in Dubai Media City are devoted to certain industrial value chains, so that all of the firms in that value chain may work together to achieve the same objective.
  • The infrastructure is of the highest quality: For cluster expansion, Dubai Media City provides Metro Ethernet, high-speed data, and digital voice services in a competitively priced environment.
  • Status of the Free Zone: All the perks that come with a free zone are present.
  • Business Friendly: Simplified legal framework and business-friendly corporate legislation. Along with Single-window access to government services such as postal and licencing services as well as registration, immigration, and traffic.

Types of Permissible Legal Entities
in Dubai Media City

Free Zone Establishment (FZE or FZ-LLC)

A single-shareholder company.

 <span class='s-yellowtitle'>Free Zone Establishment</span> (FZE or FZ-LLC)
<span class='s-yellowtitle'>Free Zone Company</span> (FZC/FZCO)

Free Zone Company (FZC/FZCO)

A company that has two to five stockholders

Branch of a Foreign Company

For a foreign nationality application

<span class='s-yellowtitle'>Branch of a Foreign</span> Company
<span class='s-yellowtitle'>Branch of a Local</span> Company

Branch of a Local Company

For a UAE-registered corporate person to apply for a business formation in the UAE,


For a person who wants to provide a service, which falls under the freelancing permission, under one's own name.

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Why choose
Global Biz Setup?

Global Biz Setup has helped media firms of all sizes invest in Dubai Media City, a free zone that represents innovation, operational transparency, entrepreneurial vitality, and customer-centred operations. Value-added services are offered by us to enable our customers to take advantage of the unparalleled facilities and logistics infrastructure of Dubai Media City. We remove the stress of forming a company at Dubai Media City, a unique location for media firms in the city's core. If you're interested in promoting your company at Dubai Media City, please contact us.