Business Setup in Dubai International Academic City.

Business Setup in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) Free Zone - Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) was launched in the year 2007 to satisfy the growing needs of UAE and the region for higher education, professional knowledge and training. DIAC is part of the TECOM Group’s specialized business communities. Dubai International Academic City is the largest free zone in the world dedicated for higher education. For ‘global edupreneurs’ who are planning to spread their wings in the higher education sphere of UAE and the region, Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) is the ideal destination to setup their institution.

DIAC is spread over a vast free zone area developed with modern infrastructure and facilities required for higher educational institutions and universities. The Academic City imparts quality higher education to more than 25000 students from 149 nationalities.

The Dubai International Academic City offers more than 500 higher education programs to its ever growing number of students. DIAC offers diplomas, undergraduate and post graduate programs in Engineering, IT, Media, Business, Fashion Design, Healthcare, Mass Communications, Media and many other fields.

Today, DIAC accommodates more than 60% of UAEs International Branch Campuses (IBCs). The Free Zone is home to many world-renowned higher educational institutions like Michigan State University, University of Wollongong, Hult International Business School, Heriot Watt University, Amity University, Murdoch University, University of Bradford and many others. The academic institutions in DIAC offers 192 Bachelor Degree, 217 Master Degree and 18 PhD Degree programs to students. The state of the art campus is built over 18 Million sq. ft. area.

Advantages of starting an educational institution in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)

Globally collaborated academic location

Well-developed infrastructure

Incentives and benefits of a Free Zone

Better air connectivity to the rest of the world

Low cost of living compared to USA, UK, Australia and Canada

Job placement opportunities for students

Legal forms permitted for setting up a business in DIAC Free Zone

Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)

Branch of a Foreign or UAE Company

Freelancer License

Facilities available in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) for Business Setup

Land - different plots are available for education, mixed-use, student accommodation, retail and hotel.

Commercial Floor Space – which can be selected by entities meeting DIAC licensing requirements.

Business Center – the business centers in DIAC offers a wide range of office solutions from hot desk to fully furnished exclusive office.

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Mr. Baiju Masoodu is a Free Zone Business Set-up Consultant. Our ‘corporate service firm’ can advise and assist you to set-up a business in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and other Free Zones in Dubai and UAE. For a free consultation & cost estimate, call me on: +971 50 214 1476 or mail me at:


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