Dubai Internet City

The Dubai internet city was established in October 2000 with the participation of Dubai Holding sub-company of TECOM. With the vision of the information economy, Dubai Internet City has built the largest Internet-communications technology infrastructure of the Middle-East region in addition, creating a free trade zone. It was an important step in the 2021 vision put into place by Emir Al-Maktum. Multinational technology companies such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Criteo, Oracle, HP, IBM, Dell, Siemens, Canon and Sony Ericsson have opened their new offices here and made them a center for regional operations.

Dubai will never settle for anything less than the first place. “- Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, My Vision Challenges In The Race For Excellence

As location, it is adjacent to Palm Jumeriah, 25km south of the city of Dubai Internet City. Fast growing and expensive residential area. You also have a chance to walk to the sea.

As the 2023 vision that the Turkish government adopts and adapts is based on Dubai. But Dubai Sheikh does its 2021 plans with a global vision, there is a “Dubai” sense that goes beyond the borders of the country. A city by itself was made up of young, intelligent world citizens. Huge numbers of expats moved in decades, as result of creating information society and technological investment. Just think a of a city that people are coming from different countries of the world (different backgrounds) and  are 90% of the total population. Inspite of all Trump effect in USA and increasing nationalism, Dubai has been established one unique culture. It’s a today’s city, made by today’s people. Yes, there is no history, totally artificial, many skyscraper… It satisfies people live in it… I know what you are thinking, but still money is not everything :), Dubai provides a lifestyle too.

Wait… What does it mean by saying crime?

The city has the lowest crime rate in the world.  As I defined Dubai as ‘new world city’, I actually meant it…Crime perception is also totally different. Virtual crime such as internet banking, or hacking has one of the fastest increasing crime rate that state took very seriously.

On the other hand murder, terrorism and theft are far behind the rates in developed countries. Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_the_United_Arab_Emirates

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Oh bro… “Dubai tax-free heaven”

Dubai Internet City Free Zone provides many advantages for employees while providing mouth-watering incentives for companies.

Employee does not pay income tax (guaranteed by law for 50 years),

The company does not give corporate tax (for 50 years),
Zero tax at customs,
You can get all the capital and profits out of the country.
Of course you need to they do not give these incentives to every company. Exceptions specified by the Dubai Companies Act Act.

Sectors included: IT, TELCO, Consulting, Real Estate, Tourism.

On the other hand, as you are an employee, you can enjoy the tax free life because VAT is not taken from many products in the country. Even if you do not have a citizenship, you are allowed to acquire housing. Remember, not Arabs, Arabs are born … they say …

Figures should be up-to-dated. Let me give you recent news from Bloomberg, ‘passenger numbers at Dubai International last year rose 7.2 percent to 83.6 million, slowing from a 10.7 percent gain in 2015’.

Dubai Internet E-commerce Sites

Among the most popular e-commerce sites in Dubai are: Aido, Supermart, Mumzworld, JadoPado and Crazy Deals. Amazon, shipping to Dubai. Dubai  has two local major players:

Souq.com

Dubai’s largest online retailer. It is like Amazon of UAE. As Souq started its business electronics segments, related categories are still strong however, you can find almost everyhing in one place. When it comes to mind that buying a laptop or iPhone, it is the first website that comes to mind too.

Namshi

Namshi, a Rocket Internet initiative, is the main player of Dubai’s online fashion. They have a policy to free return in 14 days. I really like, sympathize with their activities because I have been working at the stage of the establishment, the company in Istanbul, as I’m ex-Rocketer, I really suggest !!

Dubai Internet Extension

Internet extension of UAE is “ae”. For more information about internet city, which is a huge technopark, visit: http://www.dic.ae/

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