Dubai International Academic City

Setup Business in Dubai International Academic City
Dubai International Academic City

Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) was launched in April 2007 to cater to the needs of the region’s growing and diverse academic community. Home to numerous regional and international colleges and universities, it serves over 24,000 students from all around the world. With more than 400 undergraduate and post-graduate programmes currently offered to students, DIAC continues to expand and grow as per the needs of its robust and talented academic community.


DIAC allows three legal structures for conducting a business:

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC): a separate legal entity, with shareholders as individuals and/or corporates. The minimum capital requirement for incorporation depends on the business activity.

  • Branch of Foreign or UAE Company: a legally dependent entity that is part of the parent company. It conducts all or some of the operations inherent in the parent’s business. Share capital is not required.

  • Freelance Permit: it offers the possibility to operate as a freelance professional and as a sole practitioner. It enables to conduct the business in the birth name as opposed to a brand name.


Areas of Business:

  • Higher Education Provider

  • Non-Academic Services Provider

  • Educational Support Services

  • School

  • Early Learning Center


Dubai International Academic City Benefits:

  • 100% corporate tax exemption

  • 100% personal income tax exemption

  • 100% foreign company ownership

  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits

  • Best transportation links

  • International higher education hub


For more information, please visit http://www.diacedu.ae/

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