Dubai Silicon Oasis: Hi-tech hub of the Middle East

Dubai Silicon Oasis: Hi-tech hub of the Middle EastImage Credit: Supplied

The integrated community of Dubai Silicon Oasis was established in 2004, and is wholly owned by the Government of Dubai. DSO is a free zone so it provides free trade zone incentives and benefits to companies operating within its premises.

DSO is a master planned community that is spread over 7.2 million square meters, and has been divided into five main pillars, namely industrial, commercial, and education, living and residence, and public facilities. The free zone authority has made a large capital investment in its infrastructure to cater to the need of high-tech industries, ranging from advanced telecommunications, a Tier 3 data center with 120 high capacity racks, and a high-tech utility infrastructure with eight power stations and a capacity of 1600MW.

Investing in mixed-use plots in DSO is considered to be one of the best in Dubai with its proximity to the world-renowned mega-development Dubailand, Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), and quick and easy access to the Dubai International Airport.

There is an abundance of retail outlets with businesses operating such as supermarkets, restaurants, clinics, convenience stores and cafés that have played a major role in the community’s becoming more popular.

Designed as a hi-tech ecosystem offering businesses a plethora of advantages, it includes state-of-the-art infrastructure, in-house business services and strong business support such as technology investment incentives for enterprises, an incubation center and venture capital funding, 100% foreign ownership, 100% repatriation capital, zero income tax, zero corporate tax, low cost of operation, business support, and stable and clear regulations.

The extension of the Green Line of the Dubai Metro is a certainty with plans to stretch it up to DIAC through Dubai Silicon Oasis. Many private developers also have some great stock of commercial office space in DSO available at competitive prices, so this is a good time to invest in DSO.

Handy Hints:

• DSO is a master planned community spread over 7.2 million sq.m.

• It offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, in-house business services

• The Green Line of Dubai Metro will be extended through DSO

Source: Arshad Mulla, Special to Properties

The writer is Sales Director, Spare Foot Real Estate

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