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If you desire peace, calm and quiet, an ideal place to live would be Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO). Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this peaceful neighborhood offers a Western-style lifestyle.
DSO was established in 2004 as a free zone, the first in the region to provide a fully integrated living and working community. It is situated off Emirates Road and is dotted with residential and office towers. It has a wide range of high-rise apartment towers and some villa complexes, the most popular of which are the Cedre and Semmer Villas.
Cedre Villas options include three, four and five-bedroom villas with spacious living areas, cozy gated community designed for high-quality living, community center, supermarket, a range of retail outlets, restaurants and cafes, DHA health clinic, community swimming pools and lush landscaping.
The Semmer Villas complex has 560 three-bedroom villas with a community center, supermarket, shops, restaurants and cafes, community swimming pools, recreational areas and lush landscaping.
The villas are available to buy and lease. In 2009, Cedre Villas was classified as a freehold area allowing both locals and expats to possess property.
DSO has a community center with a supermarket and a selection of retail shops. A GEMS school is handily placed in the area. In addition to the educational institutions within DSO, it is also situated opposite Dubai International Academic City.
There are lovely community pools, parks, tennis courts and volleyball pitches. There is more future construction work to come with many residential and office units coming, too.
DSO is located on E311, with easy access to Emirates Road and the Dubai-Al Ain Road. If your workplace is chaotic, it is the place to live in. The peaceful neighborhood with very little traffic is a good getaway to recoup and refresh. Overall, DSO is perfect for families, couples and singletons.
• Aside from apartment towers and villas, DSO also has commercial space
• Dubai Silicon Oasis offers a touch of greenery with gardens, parks and others
• The area boasts educational facilities, community centers and retail outlets
Source: Arshad Mulla, Special to Properties
The writer is Director, Spare Foot Real Estate