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Dubai Media City bigger than Dubai Internet CityEdit

Dubai Media City turned out to be more successful than DIC and therefore should not merged with DIC. Work on Dubai Studio City has already started, this clearly came out of the sucesses of DMC.

Most of the regional brodcasters are actually doing work i.e million dollar brodcast facilities set up by the likes of Showtime Arabia, MBC, Ten Sports (Taj TV), Dubai TV, ARY Digital Network, Geo TV, at DMC unlike DIC where they mostly have sales and rep offices.

RadicalSatDude 12:03, 29 March 2006 (UTC)


Different Client BaseEdit

Absolutely. While top management is the same, due to completely different target markets and difference in clientele it does not make sense to merge them.

Don't MergeEdit

Media and Internet and completely different platforms, there is no reason for a merger. Sohailstyle 12:01, May 5, 2006 (UTC)

An unfortunate acronymEdit

I wonder why nobody at Dubai Internet City noticed that "DIC" is not a very good acronym to use in english (it sounds like "dick" ...) Sbwoodside 19:49, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Neutrality in the "Connectivity" section?Edit

It seems to me that the first two paragraphs of the "Connectivity" section of this article (more the second section) have a non-neutral tone about the censorship. Does anyone else notice this?

I agree. Connectivity section looks like a rant by someone frustrated by UAE Internet policy and doesn't fit in a section about Dubai Internet City. I think it should be dropped from here and if the information within is really important, moved to another relevant page. -- mdoubledragon

 —Preceding unsigned comment added by ResPublicae (talkcontribs) 18:24, 19 April 2009 (UTC) 

This article needs serious cleanupEdit

Whilst the basic facts, and most of the history are correct, none of the financial figures are up to date, rents have come down 50% since 2007, spiralling costs are not an issue, if anything there is a worry of negative inflation rather than high inflation, the censorship issues are partially correct, but the route is incorrect, Du have implemented their own proxy which blocks different sites to Etisalat, there is not a "UAE proxy", connectivity was never absent from DIC/DMC it was however extremely slow.

A Du monopoly is a ridiculous concept for DIC, as the entire service provision was internal when it was set up. Effectively DIC do their own internet provision, and this branched off and became the company known as Du. It is being presented here as something it is not.

The economic section is clearly biased and pushing a singular opinion of funding government workers via high rents, referencing a single increase in government salaries as justification. If it was just an article on a building fine, but it isn't it is devolving into a critique of UAE financial policy in a place it isn't relevant, with no backing facts to support it.

I'd also like to see a country which doesn't have a (largely local) government workforce. I have also yet to see that in brackets with regard to any other country.

Serious, serious cleanup required here, to the point where deleting most of the sections seems like the best option, or starting them from scratch. Baalthazaq (talk) 07:38, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

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