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Dubai Internet City is celebrating 10 years of growth at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK

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The Middle East’S largest managed ICT business park, Dubai Internet City (DIC) is celebrating 10 years of “robust growth” at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2010.

DIC already boasts 1,300 business partners from diverse segments of the ICT sector, and has welcomed 105 new companies to date in 2010.

A strategic partner of GITEX for the 10th consecutive year, DIC will join hands with three of the region’s largest industry players - Microsoft, HP and Yahoo! Maktoob - at its 705 square metre pavilion, located in the Main Concourse area of the show.

Malek Sultan Al Malek, Managing Director of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource Zone (pictured above), says: “The DIC pavilion will reflect our status as a critical technology cluster that, for the past 10 years, has been a key enabler in the transformation of the Middle East’s ICT sector. Our aim continues to nurture entrepreneurship and innovation by creating a growth platform for all sectors across the industry value chain.”

Visitors to the DIC stand will be able to visit the ‘Interactive Zone’ to experience some of the latest technologies, as well as attend business presentations in a dedicated seminar area.

The gaming zone, sponsored by Microsoft, will showcase a preview of the company’s highly-anticipated controller free gaming system - Kinect for Xbox 360.

The celebrations will continue at the DIC milestone gallery, which will showcase important developments in the DIC story during the past decade.

GITEX visitors will have the chance to review Microsoft’s latest products, as well as some of their innovative consumer offerings in the pipeline including IE 9 and Windows Phone 7, while HP will be launching its ePrint Platform printers (see below for more details). The vendor will also be talking to customer about its Planet Partner Programme for the recycling of toner cartridges.

Yahoo! Maktoob!, meanwhile, will showcase its new Video-On-Demand service, allowing users to browse through channels and shows, and view the videos they choose for free at their convenience.