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Government departments open from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm with a Friday/Saturday weekend. Private offices may work on a split shift from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm with a break from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, or work on a straight shift from 08:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI)

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the backbone of the commercial and economic activities of Dubai. With 45,000 members, it is one of the largest chambers of commerce in Asia, and it plays a significant role in stimulating commercial activities.

Dubai Internet City (DIC)

Dubai Internet City provides a Knowledge Economy Ecosystem that is designed to support the business development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies. Built inside a free trade zone, DIC has extensive IT infrastructure and has the largest commercial Internet Protocol Telephony system in the world. It is a strategic base for companies targeting vast emerging markets in the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Dubai Media City (DMC)

Dubai Media City is rapidly emerging as a global media hub. DMC provides advanced infrastructure and a supportive environment for media-related businesses to operate globally. In DMC you can find every kind of media business – broadcasting, publishing, advertising, public relations, research, music, new media, production and post production.

DMC is home to over 550 media companies including global giants such as CNN, Reuters, Sony Broadcast & Professional, McGraw Hill Publishing, Bertelsmann, and MBC, along with regional companies and new startups.

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)

Dubai World Trade Centre is one of Dubai’s premier landmark properties and business locations. Today, the complex comprises the original 39-storey office tower, eight exhibition halls, the Dubai International Convention Centre (which accommodates more than 6,500 delegates in its multipurpose hall), a business club, and residential apartments with a leisure club

DWTC has been at the forefront of exhibition organizing in the Middle East for more than 20 years and its professional expertise has guaranteed the success of major global exhibitions. It regularly hosts international exhibitions featuring health, oil & gas, food, construction, interior design, fashion, consumer electronics, education and motor vehicles.

Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA)

Dubai Airport Free Zone is situated within the confines of the airport, so the activities are limited to high value, low volume products, which require rapid access to markets. Therefore, DAFZA is an ideal location for high tech/IT products, luxury items, jewellery, light industry and activities related to the aviation industry.

Healthcare City

A home to many major national and international healthcare brands. Over 90 medical facilities and 1,700 healthcare professionals providing a high level of health care and treatment for Dubai residence, and for those who are visiting Dubai for medical purposes.

Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)

The Jebel Ali Free Zone is an outstanding example of Dubai’s entrepreneurial spirit. Taxation is non-existent. Restrictions are minimal. There is no obligation to take on a local partner. Staff may be recruited from anywhere. Excellent port facilities, warehouses, office space, and factories are built and ready for lease. The strategic location of Dubai allows easy access to the 1.5 billion consumers in the countries surrounding the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea. Created by a Dubai Government decree on 9 February 1985, JAFZA is now host to over 1,125 companies from 72 countries. Many of these are leaders in their industries.

Knowledge Village

Dubai Knowledge Village is located in the Dubai Technology and Media Free zone alongside Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City. By operating closely with its affiliate entities, Dubai Knowledge Village offers its partners valuable opportunities to collaborate with the business community to create a modern and vibrant learning environment.