Dubai Media City

Setup Business in Dubai Media City
Dubai Media City

The Dubai Media City (DMC) is the regional hub for the media organizations including news agencies, publishing, online media, advertising, production, and broadcast facilities. It also offers a good opportunity for freelancers and independent media professionals to work with the media industry through dedicated Media Business Centres that promote talent and entrepreneurship in the region.

DMC was launched in January 2001 to establish Dubai as the region’s leading media hub and it encompasses a media community of over 20,000 people working in over 2,000 regional and international media companies that are pushing the limits of creativity every day.

This business hub’s dynamic atmosphere helps advertising, communication, media and marketing companies excel making Dubai the most sought after place to breathe life into your global ideas.

The community includes global and regional media giants such as Thomson Reuters, CNN, CNBC, MBC, Sony, OMD, ITP, Leo Burnett and many more.


DMC 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:

  • Advertising and Communication

  • Media Consultancy and Marketing Services

  • Media Support Services

  • Event Management

  • Event Support Services

  • Media and Marketing Consultancy

  • New Media

  • Business Information

  • Freelancers

  • Media Association (Non-Profit)


Dubai Media City Benefits:

  • 100% corporate tax exemption

  • 100% personal income tax exemption

  • 100% foreign company ownership

  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits

  • Networking opportunities

  • Support to operate at a global level


For more information, please visit http://dmc.ae/

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