Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV) is a vibrant, connected learning community that aims to develop the region’s talent pool and accelerate its move into the knowledge–driven economy.
It was set up to position the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone (TECOM) as a centre of excellence in learning and innovation. This free zone was established to complement its TECOM sister entities: Dubai Internet City (DIC-the IT hub) and Dubai Media City (DMC-the media hub)
Dubai Knowledge Village has provided the infrastructure to develop, share and apply knowledge. In addition, DKV facilities, promotes, and introduced e-learning in education and training through out the Middle East. In summery, the KV community is striving to create a culture and an access to life long learning.
Dubai knowledge village currently houses 200 institutions, and 15 of them are prominent international universities with 6,000 students presently enrolled.
DKV is located adjacent to the DMC and the DIC Al Sofouh Road which runs parallel to Sheikh Zayad Road. There is access to DKV from Sheikh Zayed Road through DMC & DIC as well.
DKV’s location allows for closer collaboration and information sharing between the business communities at DMC & DIC, and the learning community at DKV. Students and Universities will be located literally next door to these two vibrant hubs increasing the chance of student employment post completion of their studies. Business at DMC and DIC will also be provided with capable employees due to close collaboration and information sharing between these three free zones.
In addition, KDV offers the following benefits:
The following are the core business that Dubai knowledge village authority can license.
All commercial office spaces are rented at Dhs 110 (US$ 30) per sq.ft.
All open offices are furnished with one executive desk, one chair a storage pedestal and cabinet with key. Each open offices has partition running from floor to shoulder height between desks to offer privacy, within a shared environment
Dhs 12,000/-9US$3,266) per desk, charged annually PLUS Dhs 5,000/-(US$1,361 ) to be paid in advance for each office. The deposit is refundable provided that the terms of lease agreements have been honored.
All offices are furnished with one executive desk, a chair, 2 visitor chairs, a storage cabinet and a pedestal. Office sizes range from 91-178sq.ft
Dhs 280/-(US$76)per sq ft, yearly payment plan (3 post-dated cheques required) cheques required)
In addition to the rent payment, a security deposit of Dhs 10,000/-(US$2,722 ) is to be paid in advanced for each office. The deposit is refundable provided that the terms of the lease agreements have been honored.
the executive suite (501 sq ft ) offers a fully–fledged furnished office environment, within the DKV business centre, which includes an Executive office, a private reception area and a small meeting room for six persons.
Dhs 225/-(US$ 61 ) per sq ft monthly payment plan (3 post-dated cheques required)
Dhs 225/-(US$69) per sq.ft, monthly payment plan (12 post-dated cheques required) In addition to the rent payment, we require a security deposit of Dhs 15,000/- (US$ 4,083) to be paid in advance for the suite. The deposit is refundable provided that the terms of the lease agreement have been honored.
Dhs 3(US$ 0.82) per square foot, per annum.
DKV provides companies with the most advanced infrastructure and state-of-art technologies including telephony, Hosting services, Local area networking, wide area networking and internet services
DKV’s voice infrastructure has been built on IP technology. This technology allows for data, voice and video to be transmitted over a single IP-based network infrastructure. Combining multiple types of traffic on single network connection reduce cost of investment in the separate networks and the complexity in managing and maintaining both networks.
DKV hosting facility provides the environment needed to keep business partner server and applications 24 hours a day seven days a week .system deployed include :infrastructure system, security system and fire systems.
DKV offers its business partner a high performance communications platform for data networking. Local area networks are implemented using VLAN technology. A virtual or logical LAN is a local area network with a definition that maps workstations on some basis other then geographic location (by department, type of user, or primary application)
DKV has the infrastructure needed to deliver any connectivity solution. Our reach extends beyond the UAE to almost every major city in the world.
DKV provides its parents with internet services that have been designed to enable companies to compete in the internet economy. Business partners benefit from the most competitive operative cost in the region thanks to reduced IT and telecommunications tariffs. Should you subscribe to any IT and telecom service you will be billed at the end of each month. Payment for service bills is required within 14th days of issuance
|Package 1 Monthly charges|
|2 Mbps connection + 2 GB transfer rate per month.|
|1 IP Addresses + 1 e-mail addresses|
|1 VLAN+1 access port|
|1 Cisco 7940 phone with direct line & voice mail|
|Dubai phone calls free, “0” calls @ Etisalat less 20 %|
|Dhs 320/-(US$87)per month|
|Dhs 50/-(US$14) per additional GB traffic|
|Dhs 100/-(US$27)for installation;|
|Dhs 115/-(US$31 )for deactivation|
|Package 2 monthly charges|
|4 Kbps connection(Unlimited bandwidth)|
|11 Ip address+ 1 email address|
|1 VLAN+1 access port|
|1 Cisco 7940 phone with direct line & voice mail|
|Dubai phone calls free, “0” calls @ Etisalat less 20 %|
|Dhs 240/-(US$65)per month|
|Dhs 50/-(US$14)per additional GB traffic|
|Analogue line**Monthly charges|
|Direct line allocated|
|Can be used for telephone or fax|
|Dubai phone calls free, “0” calls @ Etisalat less20%|
|Dhs 65/-(US$18)per month|
|Dhs 150/-(US$41)for installation|
|Dhs20/-(US$ 5)for deactivation|
|Desk Top PC|
|Lap Top PC|
|Dhs 500/-(US$136 )monthly|
|Dhs 750 (US$204)monthly|
|(daily rates also available)|
|Dhs20/-(US$ 5)for deactivation|
|Upgrade of monthly transfer rate|
|Domain Registration & domain e-mail|
Business partners are liable for all traffic generated from their IP address, we recommend that you arrange for a suitable firewall to protect yourself.
No internet connection is provided with this service. Using a dial up service is prohibited
Note : 48 Hours are required for the provisional of all IT and telecom services
Post box fees
You will need a collect a form, which is available from government services, and complete it, attaching a copy of your valid trade license.
Renewal of P.O Box
You will need a collect a form, which is available from government services. And complete it attaching a copy of your valid trade license.
We also help companies reduce the hassle of obtaining the following government services/permits:
The DKV business centre offers fully furnished, serviced and spacious business units ideal for knowledge- focused professional looking to operate out of Dubai without the inconvenience bureaucratic red tape. The flexible leasing terms accommodate the short or long terms need of individual clients, and independent professional.
The contemporary interior design of the DKV business centre reflects the ambience of Dubai Knowledge Village optimizing vibrant shades, textures and designs to project a professional cooperate image, whilst keeping with the educational theme. Here you will find a knowledge community that will promote the growth of talent, ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship.
We offer a wide range of support to our business partners. Should you incur charges administrative service rendered you will be billed at the end of the month
Payment of service bills is required within 14 days of issuance.
Documents processing tariff list:
|Photocopy-A4/A3||Dhs 1/-(US$0.27 )to Dhs 0.25 (US$0.07 )depending on copy volume|
|Monthly black and white printing||Dhs 150 (US$ 41 )|
|Per black and white print cost||Dhs 0.50 (US$ 0.14 )|
|Per print color printing-A4||Dhs 7.50 ( US$2 )|
|Faxes-within the UAE||Dhs 0.25 (US$ 0.07 ) per page|
|Faxes-international||At Etisalat actual plus 15 % (one minute increments)|
|Binding||Dhs15/- (US$ 4)per month|
|Lamination||Dhs 10/-(US$3 )per sheet|
|Transparency||Dhs15/- (US$ 4)per month|
Administrative services tariff list
|Telephone Operate service||Dhs 500/- (US$ 136 ) per month|
|Secretarial support||Dhs 35/- (US$ 10 ) per hour|
|Typing||Dhs 15/- (US$ 4 ) per page (English)
Dhs20/- ( US$5 )per page Arabic
Training Room Tariff list:
|Sxcluding AV equipment||Including AV equipment|
|Hourly Dhs 50/-(US$14 )||Dhs 100/-(US$27 )|
|Half day Dha 300/0 (US$82)||Dhs 450/- (US$ 122)|
|Full day Dhs 500/- (US$136 )||Dhs 650/- (US$ 177)|
|Office supplies||A comprehensive list of supplies|
|Postage stamps||Available charged at actual|
|Express courier services||Discount rates available through DHL|
Dubai knowledge village offers a variety of conference centre facilities on campus. They include an auditorium, exhibition hall and conference room all equipped with state-of-the-art audio and video presentation equipment. In addition, the meeting rooms, class rooms and computer laboratory are ideal for daily use. We also offer our event management services to cater to small and big events like seminars, Conference, Exhibitions, and product launches.
A large portfolio of hotel accommodation is available from VIP business suits to beach front resorts. The hospitality team can arrange airport pickups, transfers to hotels and complimentary flowers on arrival. A variety of hours are on offer for corporate and social groups, and preferential rates of car hire companies to insure a reliable and safe service. Expatriate relocation packages offer a full introduction to Dubai, as well as in assistance in choosing housing, education, health care and home maintenance services. Other services provided by the department include: Cake orders, restaurant reservation, flower orders, transportation to/from DKV, health club membership, tours and excursions, desert safaris, Golf reservation, and corporate gifts.
The Events team at DKV will organize the venue, coordinate with suppliers such as caterers and audiovisual technicians provide vital logistics support for the events ensuring that it runs smoothly. They also coordinate visas for visiting guests and colleagues from overseas. Possible events are as follows: corporate parties, Theatrical events, Music concerts, Aware ceremonies, Festive events and conferences. A range of vanes for various forums and services can be made available i.e meeting rooms, Conference facilities, Press conferences, seminars, Training forums, Exhibitions, Art & photography, product launches and promotional displays.
Dubai Knowledge Village ensures hassle-free, single-window completion of formalities for business partners at the DKV business centre, this includes the issuance at the DKV ID cards, health cards, Entry permits, Visit visas, visa extension, and renewals, entry permits and residency permits for dependents and maids as well. A person sponsored by the business centre are charged an Annual Membership fee, which include the residency visa, The annual membership fee applicable is Dhs 1,660/-(US$452) per person payable on the anniversary of the residence visa issuance.
Shareholders in Dubai knowledge village and registered companies qualify for sponsorship at the DKV business centers so long as they are working for the company. To clarify, merely holding shares in a FZ LLC does not automatically qualify you for sponsorship. The annual sponsorship charge is Dhs 2,500(US$ 680) is to be paid with every visa application
Partners operating from DKV business centre are entitled to hire personnel to assist them in the running of their business. The number of employees allowed depend on the office type and size. The cost of employee sponsorship also varies. Ladies working in the zone who are there on her fathers and/or husbands sponsorships may apply for non-sponsored staff ID card count this towards total allotment of employees. The employees sponsorship fee is an annual charge
|Executive Office between 91-100sq ft =2employees allowed|
|Executive suite, 501 sq ft = 6 employees allowed|
|Open office business partners=2employees allowed|
|Free lancers do not quality as employees.|
Dubai knowledge village helps companies obtain different types of residence and entry permits for their employees’. These include:
The following government operations services are also available to business partners incorporated in Dubai Knowledge Village only:
Include entry permits, ID card, medical fitness, Health card, & residence permit stamping
Include entry permit, ID card, Medical fitness, Health card & residence permit Stamping.
It is advisable to submit the above within seven days of arrival in Dubai, residence stamping should be completed within 60 days to avoid an over stay fine
Visit visa has validity of 60 days from the date of issue and an additional 60 days from date of arrival in Dubai
Visit visa can be extended for an additional 30 days pending approval, however application for extension should be made one week before the 60 days elapses
A transit visa is valid for 14 days from date of issue. After arrival, the guest has 14 days to reside in Dubai but must exit on the 15th day to avoid overstay fine of Dhs 100 (US$ 27) per day
This service is currently under negotiation and has not been finalized
All of Jebal Ali Free Zone banking facilities are available at a 15 minutes drive away from DMC. In addition there are branches of the following banks available at TECOM
National bank of Dubai
Dubai Islamic bank
Standard charted bank
Types of trade license is available and fees per annum
|Free zone limited liability company (FZLLC):|
|The minimum required paid up capital for an FZLLC incorporation is Dhs 50,000/- (US$ 13,609 )|
|Trade license Dhs 15,000/- (US$ 4,083) –annually|
|Registration Dhs 3,500/- (US$ 953)-on time payment|
|Branch of local foreign company:|
|To open office branch at Dubai knowledge village, the parent company must be at least two year old|
|Trade license Dhs 15,000/-(US$4,083)annually|
|Registration Dhs 3,500/-(US$ 953) one time payment|
Exclusively available to business centre partners, it has the ability to operate as free lancer professional. The freelancer permit identifies you as a sole practitioner and enable you to conduct in your business in your birth name as opposed to a brand name The Free lance permits Dhs 8,000/-(US$ 2,177) annually
Available to universities whose approval has been granted to locate at KV University license Dhs 100,000/– –(US$ 27,218) –Annually
DKV offers business partners quick and incorporation services to provide them with the legal structure required to set up their business, whether the venture is new or existing, small or large, Dubai Knowledge Village insurance that a business partner’s first step in establishing themselves in the community are successful. Dubai Knowledge Village provides, for a fee specimen copies of a key legal documents like the memorandum of association (MOA) Articles of association (AOA) , and board resolution
Prospective clients based overseas can send of attorney, the documents have to be notarized by notary public in the country of original and attested by the UAE embassy/consulate or embassies of any country recognized by the UAE. Once the basic formalities have been completed, DKV will issues the certificate of incorporation and sharing certificate within the one hour.
|Cost of set up (AT-a-glance )|
|Minimum capital requirements||Dhs 50,000 (US$ 13,609)|
|General trade licens||Dhs 15,000 (US$ 4,083)per annum|
|Registration branch office||Dhs 3,500 (US$ 953) one time fee|
|Registration (FZC LLC)||Dhs 3,500 (US$ 953)one time fee|
|Fee for one employee||Dhs 1,660/- (US$ 452) (including|
|Entry||Permit, company employment card,|
|Year.||Medical and residence visa for three|
The following documents are required from the applicant before an incorporation certificate and license can be issued. They will need to be notarized and attested as indicated)and KV reserves the right to ask for extra attestation by the UAE embassy or any embassies where necessary.
Business partners can incorporate in three ways:
Branch of foreign company (any offshore company should be at least two years old to be incorporated by Dubai Knowledge village )
Branch of UAE ed company (Including other UAE free zone licenses) or as a free zone limited liability company (FZLLC)
Check list of legal documents required for branch of a foreign company
If the applicant is an Non-individual
If the applicant is an individual