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DMCC ecosystem



Welcome to the future of gaming

DMCC offers developers, distributors and tech innovators across the gaming sector an unparalleled platform for collaboration, education and content creation.

Members companies benefit from an array of comprehensive services, including specialised licensing for gaming and e-sports activities, as well as access to advanced infrastructure like the DMCC Gaming Centre, positioning them at the forefront of the gaming industry.  


Through our partnerships with leading accelerator AstroLabs and VCs such as Brinc, we also offer an extraordinary opportunity for members to access capital via programmes such as ZK Advancer and The Sandbox Metaverse Accelerator. These initiatives are designed to catapult your projects in blockchain gaming and metaverse gaming to new heights, offering mentorship and investment specifically tailored for start-ups in these innovative fields.

Join the DMCC Gaming Ecosystem and be part of a vibrant community driving the future of gaming.


US$198 billion

Value of global gaming industry in 2021


US$340 billion

Forecast value of global gaming industry by 2027


$36 billion 

Value of global metaverse in gaming market in 2023


$352 billion 

Forecast value of the global metaverse in gaming market in 2030

Source: DMCC Future of Trade Gaming Edition, MarketDigits

DMCC Gaming Centre

Ecosystem members gain access to the DMCC Gaming Centre, a state-of-the-art gaming development facility located in the heart of JLT. More than 80 Gaming Businesses have joined the centre to date, creating a thriving gaming development ecosystem.


Member benefits

As a member of DMCC's Gaming Ecosystem, you will gain access to a range of exclusive benefits designed to drive your business forward. 


Flexible licensing solutions

A full suite of specialised licences ranging from gaming and tech development to crypto, blockchain and assorted consultancy services.


Commercial space

Private furnished offices, shared office space and fully equipped meeting rooms.


Residency visas

Members qualify for one- or two-year UAE residency visas that can be renewed as required.


Funding opportunities

Access to capital and support from global investors.


World-class incubators

Access to talent incubators and accelerators.


Collaborate and innovate

Explore opportunities to collaborate and innovate with other ecosystem members, fostering collective growth.


Highly skilled talent pool

The best local and international industry talent.


DMCC Knowledge Series

Exclusive access to webinars, workshops and seminars designed exclusively for DMCC member companies.


Full DMCC membership benefits

Secure 100% business ownership, enjoy 0% personal income tax, and thrive in a tax-friendly environment. Access robust infrastructure, comprehensive services, and much more for strategic global growth.

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Local opportunity

Tap into one of the world’s fastest-growing gaming markets

The UAE is recognised as one of the world’s most-promising gaming markets, with the highest expected revenue per user in e-sports in the region and the highest proportion (91%) of adult gamers globally.

The UAE gaming market was valued at $400 million in 2021 with 73% of its 10 million population active gamers and 41% spending money on games. The UAE has the highest gaming expenditure per capita in the region and one of the strongest levels of engagement, with gamers spending an average of 14 hours per week playing games.

UAE authorities forecast AR and VR will contribute $4.1 billion to the UAE economy by 2030, boosting the country’s GDP by 1% and creating 42,000 jobs.

Source: DMCC Future of Trade Gaming Edition  


Exclusive accelerator programmes

DMCC's Gaming Ecosystem offers members access to a range of cutting-edge accelerator programmes

Special report

The Future of Trade: Gaming Edition

DMCC’s The Future of Trade report (Gaming Edition) offers exclusive insights into how the Middle East is primed to become a major global gaming development hub, backed by world-class infrastructure and innovative accelerator programmes.


Member package

Gaming Centre Package

Everything you need to kickstart your Gaming Ecosystem journey

  • DMCC company licence
  • Complimentary co-working desk
  • Access to Gaming Centre and Crypto Ecosystem  
  • Access to industry and networking events
  • 50% discount on second year’s renewal fees

Ecosystem partners



Level Up


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Member companies

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Join DMCC today

Home to more than 24,000 companies, from innovative start-ups to global powerhouses, DMCC stands as the world’s premier business hub. Every month, more than 250 visionary businesses join the community, benefitting from an unrivalled suite of world-class support services and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Join DMCC today and create your future in step with Dubai’s unique spirit of enterprise and innovation.

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Networking & events

Ecosystem members benefit from an extensive range of professional networking opportunities, from dedicated clubs catering to specific industry sectors to exhibitions and industry events.

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Built for success

With 24,000+ member companies representing 180+ countries specialising in 900+ business activities, DMCC is the world’s most dynamic business hub and district. Here are some of our success stories.

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Fill out your application and start your gaming business in DMCC

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