Thanks to our ideal location, excellent connectivity and extensive services, Dubai has become a centre of trade, commerce and research in the Middle East. Dubai is home to more than 20,000 international companies, including offices from 124 of the Fortune 500 companies. Our government is pro-business, with the most transparent business regulations in the region. Dubai provides tax-free zones, first-class physical infrastructure and access to an experienced and skilled labour force.
As a growing knowledge hub, the emirate is home to a significant number of universities and research centres committed to paving the way for technological and scientific advancements. Dubai is the first city in the region to establish knowledge clusters, including Dubai Health Care City, Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai Media City and Dubai International Financial Centre.
Free Zones such as Dubai Internet City and Dubai Silicon Oasis offer state-of-the-art research and development and industrial facilities, while Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park is the leading life sciences cluster in the Middle East. In addition, Dubai Healthcare City is home to over 4,000 licensed professionals in two hospitals and over 120 outpatient medical centers and diagnostic laboratories that occupy 4.1 million square feet in the heart of Dubai.