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Dubai International Academic City

Dubai International Academic City

Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) lies in the northeastern side of the Dubai Academic City. Also known as the Dubai Knowledge Universities (DKU), it covers approximately 22% of the total area dedicated to the Dubai Academic City Free Zone. The Dubai International Academic City is an educational free zone that resembles the Dubai Knowledge Village. Some of the most important universities in the United States, the United Kingdom and other Asian universities have establishments in the Dubai International Academic City.

Business services in Dubai International Academic City

Dubai International Academic City is the largest free zone in the world dedicated to education institutions. With a large number of international branch campuses, the Dubai International Academic City keeps attracting many foreign investors. They may operate in the Dubai International Academic City in the following sectors:

  • academic and non-academic service providers,
  • online universities,
  • educational service providers,
  • as sole traders,
  • boarding and branch schools.

However, they may also apply for general business licenses, such as insurance service providers, consultancy services and commercial developers. Enterprisers may also set up travel agencies in the Dubai International Academic City. The available types of business vehicles available for incorporation in DIAC are:

  • free zone limited liability companies,
  • branch offices of foreign or national companies,
  • sole traders.

For information about registration requirements for each type of company, you may request the services of our company incorporation agents in Dubai.

Documents for opening a company in DIAC

In order to set up a company in DIAC, investors must submit the following documents with the Dubai Creative Clusters Authority. The required documents are:

  • an application form for the business license,
  • a business plan,
  • the Dubai company’s incorporation certificate,
  • copies of the shareholders’ and directors’ passports,
  • the proof of the payment for the required registration fees.

Depending on the type of company to be registered, other documents may also be requested. For assistance with the incorporation procedure, please contact our agents in Dubai.