Dubai Media City

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Dubai Media City
Type Free Economic Zone
Founded 2000; 14 years ago (2000)
Headquarters Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Owners Dubai Holding
Main Buildings at Dubai Media City
Dubai Media City on 1 May 2007
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Dubai Media City entrance sign, May 2005

Dubai Media City (DMC), part of Dubai Holding, is a tax-free zone within Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

History and profile[edit]

The Dubai Media City was established in 2000.[1] It was built by the Dubai government to boost UAE's media foothold, and has become a regional hub for media organizations including news agencies, publishing, online media, advertising, production, and broadcast facilities. The groundwork for infrastructure (such as fiber optic cables) was already laid for firms to set up easily and its visa and operational procedures are relaxed for firms operating within DMC.

Dubai Media City is the hub for the media industry in the GCC and Middle East, with more than 1,300 companies registered under the Free Zone, from where they serve the entire region. It also houses the International Cricket Council, the governing body of the game of Cricket in the world. Earlier, before 2005, it was situated in London.

Censorship[edit]

On 16 November 2007, the Dubai Government ordered Tecom (implemented by Du Samacom, by disabling their SDI & ASI streams) to shut down the Pakistani independent and private channels Geo News TV and ARY One World on the demand of the military regime of Pakistan led by General and President Pervez Musharraf. Later policy makers in Dubai permitted these channels to air their entertainment programs, but news, current affairs and political analysis were forbidden to be aired. However later the conditions were removed but marked difference has been observed in the coverage of Geo TV and ARY OneWorld.

On 13 April 2008, du EITC - the second telecommunications operator in the UAE- announced that all of its traffic would be routed via the UAE's censorship proxy which blocks access to any content deemed 'inappropriate'. While Dubai Internet City sells itself as a business-friendly environment with excellent connectivity, the reality is it is heavily censored. On January 30, 2008 an incident revealed the size of problem, when fibre optic cables between Palermo, Italy, and Alexandria, Egypt were said to have been damaged. There was a significant slowdown of communications. The UAE telecommunications company and DMC’s internet service provider du EITC was one of the worst hit. Since du EITC has a monopoly in the Free Zones, customers had no alternative connectivity during the outage. On 19 December 2008 the three submarine cables between Italy and Egypt were damaged again, disrupting Internet and telephone communications between UAE and Europe, as reported by Bloomberg.

List of companies/organisations[edit]

The list below is incomplete.

Sports[edit]

News Agencies[edit]

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Radio stations[edit]

Websites[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

Magazines[edit]

Advertising Agencies[edit]

Event Management Agencies[edit]

  • MPremiere FZ LLC
  • Spoton Media Services and Events
  • BrikCom India Consultancy and Event Management Pvt. Ltd.
  • Vibe Middle East
  • Relay Experiential Marketing
  • Euro Media FZ LLC
  • Channel 7 Media - Dubai www.channel7.ae

Others[edit]

Towers[edit]

There will be over 84 towers in the Dubai Media City.[9]

  1. Mövenpick Dubai Pearl
  2. Dubai Pearl Hotel Tower 1
  3. Dubai Pearl Hotel Tower 2
  4. Omnix North Tower
  5. Omnix South Tower
  6. Dubai Pearl Dana Tower
  7. Dubai Pearl Lulwa Tower
  8. Dubai Pearl Mahara Tower
  9. Jumana Tower Dubai Pearl
  10. Al Kazim Tower 1
  11. Al Kazim Tower 2
  12. The One Tower
  13. Al Salam Tecom Tower
  14. Al Attar Skyspiral
  15. AAM Tower
  16. Sidra Tower
  17. ARY Digital Tower
  18. Media 1 Tower
  19. Dubai Jewel Tower
  20. Shatha Tower
  1. Al Yassat Tower
  2. Dalma Tower
  3. Concord Tower
  4. I-Rise
  5. Al Sufouh Tower 1
  6. Al Sufouh Tower 2
  7. Shaiba Tower 1
  8. Shaiba Tower 2
  9. Ahmed Ali Abdullah Al Abdullah Tower
  10. Al Thuraya Tower 2
  11. Emirates Airlines Staff Accommodation
  12. Ahmad Ali Abdulla Al Abdulla Building
  13. Al Thuraya Tower 1
  14. Executive Heights
  15. Grosvenor Business Tower
  16. Madison Residency
  17. Telal's Tower
  18. Smart Heights
  19. Media Rotana Hotel Tower 1
  20. Media Rotana Hotel Tower 2
  1. Millennium Towers Hotel
  2. Rashid Mohammed Al Mazroui Tower
  3. Millennium Towers Residence
  4. Red Tower
  5. Ayad Hassan Bin Habshi Building
  6. Mr. Mohammad Bin Hassan Al Muhana Building
  7. Adel Al Hussaini Building
  8. Tebyan Clarity Tower
  9. Mohammed Ahmed Dadabhai Building
  10. Al Shahd Tower
  11. Oasis Residence
  12. Al Abdullah Tower
  13. Al Noor Tower
  14. Abdul Jaleel Mahdy Al Esmawy Building
  15. Khalid Salem Ahmed Basuliman Building
  16. Mazoon Hotel Apartments
  17. Al Hoton Building
  18. Cayan Business Center
  19. The Icon
  20. Abdulrahman Mohamed Taher Mohamed Wali Tower
  21. Leader Tower
  22. Saleh Bin Lahej Building
  23. Ramee Guestline Hotel Apartments
  24. Business Central Towers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christopher Davidson (30 September 2013). After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 46. ISBN 978-0-19-936528-9. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "UAE television". Desertspeak. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "10 October launch for Cartoon Network Arabic". Rapid TV News. 17 October 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "GMR-Online (Gulf Marketing Review)". ADCB UAE Directory. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Latest News MePrinter.
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ "Dubai Media City". Dubaifaqs. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Dubai Media City List Emporis

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°5′34″N 55°9′10″E / 25.09278°N 55.15278°E / 25.09278; 55.15278