Dubai Media City is a tax free zone in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. It is part of Dubai Holdings. This city district was built by the local government and houses more than 1300 media organisations that consist of news agencies, online media, publishers, broadcast facilities, advertising agencies, and production companies. It is also home to the International Cricket Council. Media City is located 8 km (5 miles) from Palm Jumeirah.
Dubai Media City offers media companies free zone benefits, including 100% business ownership and tax-free income. It also features value added services such as networking opportunities, venue management services, and government services. It accommodates news agencies such as Reuters and APTN, many TV stations such as BBC World News and Bloomberg and the MENA region headquarters of Turner Broadcasting System. The International Cricket Council, Radio Sawa and Arabian Radio Network are also based in Media City. The Pan Arabian Network, Leo Burnett, Starcom Mediavest Group, and the Middle Eastern headquarters of Visa are located here as well. There are opportunities for serviced offices in Media City.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Major attractions in Dubai Media City include the architectural diversity of its eighty towers. Examples include Mövenpick Dubai Pearl, Al Yassat Tower, Sidra Tower, and Dubai Pearl Lulwa Tower. Palm Jumeirah, an artificial cluster of islands is located nearby, offering beach and seaside activities. The Media City of Dubai offers a variety of restaurants with diverse cuisine options. Examples include Al Merkaz, Ciao Ciao Restaurant, Colors Express Restaurant, and Cultures.
Dubai Media City is located within 38 km (23 miles) from Dubai International Airport. Nakheel Station is the nearest stop on the metro network allowing easy access to Red Line services, providing a direct route to the airport. The International Advertising Association Building and Thomson Reuters Building both have key bus stop outside. Taxis are also readily available in the area.