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Barsha Heights (Tecom)

TECOM consists of Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Knowledge Village. The Free Zone is a home to hundreds of global companies that serve technology, media and knowledge industry. The hassle-free administrative services and 100% ownership of companies are two of the key benefits of this free zone. Add a convenient location in the center of Dubai’s new inventive developments and economic growth factor and you have yourself a winning proposition.

Dubai Internet City

Dubai Internet City (DIC) is the region’s first Information and Communications Technology hub, attraction foreign investments and researchers to its modern facilities. The full-service offices with cutting-edge technologies supply to the specific needs of the companies that are part of Dubai’s booming economic growth.

Within a short span of time, a dynamic international community of ICT companies has established itself in Dubai Internet City. The global ICT giants are all here: Microsoft, Oracle, HP, IBM, Compaq, Dell, Siemens, Canon, Logica, Sony Ericsson and Cisco, to name just a few. These companies represent a alarming community of over 5,500 knowledge workers.

The cluster of ICT companies in Dubai Internet City comprise of Software Development, Business Services, Web Based & e-Commerce, Consultancy, Education & Training, Sales & Marketing and Back Office Operations. DIC provides a scalable state-of-the-art technology platform which allows companies looking to provide cost effective business process outsourcing (BPO) services such as call center operations.

Dubai Media City

Dubai Media City (DMC) is the region’s first freezone catering to companies from all aspects of the media industry, including print, broadcast, new media, audio-video production, advertising and public relations. DMC opened with more than 50 media outlets which included Reuters, CNN, MBC and CNBC.

Today, with over 850 companies and 5000 knowledge workers, Dubai Media City’s ever increasing number of companies reads like a ‘Whos Who of the media business community. Leading global players such as Associated Press, Bertelsmann, CNN, CNBC, International Advertising Association (IAA), McGrawhill Platts, Sony and Reuters rub shoulders with regionally reputed companies like Middle East Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), Saudi Research and Publishing (SRPC) and Taj TV.

Designed to give media businesses the ‘Freedom to Create’, this City within the city aims to provide a free and flexible environment where ideas flow transparently and without barriers. Dubai Media City is a global launch pad for media business, creative talent and international corporations.

Dubai Knowledge Village

Dubai Knowledge Village is a vivacious connected learning community that will develop the region’s talent pool and accelerate its move to the knowledge economy. KV is a centre of excellence for learning and innovation that provides the infrastructure for developing, sharing and applying knowledge.

KV was set up to develop Dubai into a destination for education for both regional and international learners. This new education and training hub is also set up to complement the Free Zone’s other two clusters: Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City by providing the facilities to train the clusters future knowledge workers.

Dubai Knowledge Village provides the infrastructure for developing, sharing and applying knowledge. In addition, Dubai Knowledge Village has expanded to include the mega-campus Dubai Knowledge Universities, the first stage of which will be completed in 2006.

River Walk

A Venetian-styled development in the heart of TECOM, RiverWalk offers a car-free environment that covers more than 1.6 million square feet of land and will include more than 5 million square feet of flowing waterways, residential apartments, inspiring offices, boutique shops, galleries, cafes and an international business hotel. RiverWalk will be one of the most enjoyable live-work communities in Dubai.

The entire RiverWalk project will consist of three phases of development. Riverwalk will provide a pleasant promenade and relaxing arena for the offices and residences located in TECOM, offering a waterfront lifestyle amidst the concrete jungle.


TECOM is located off Sheikh Zayed Road, next to Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lake Towers and Burj Dubai district. Surrounding the existing Dubai Internet and Media cities, TECOM will serve as a hub for development of new technologies, media, and scientific research. Close to grand shopping malls such as Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Mall, as well as recreational facilities such as the Emirates Golf Club and Ski Dome, TECOM will offer an unparalleled commercial and residential lifestyle in the heart of new Dubai.

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