Information & Communication Technology (ICT) sector in Dubai

The UAE ICT sector is one of the advanced markets in the Arab World. The UAE lead the world in terms of mobile penetration rates reaching over 200% penetration rate by the end of 2009 as well as sector readiness and regulatory environment. TRA have also finalized the first ever extensive ICT survey in the UAE; of which TRA presents a full mapping of all related indicators and figures related to the sector. The survey conducted was developed and executed based on best practices in the field and well defined indicators consistent with international ICT standards and definitions.

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, Dell, Siemens, Canon, Logica, Sony Ericsson, Computer Associates and Cisco, to name just a few. These companies represent a formidable community of over 12,000 knowledge workers.

The cluster of ICT companies in Dubai Internet City comprise of Software Development, Business Services, Web Based & e-Commerce, Consultancy, Education & Training and Sales & Marketing.

Freezones of ICT in Dubai