Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (“DSO”) was established in 2005 with a mandate to “facilitate and promote modern technology-based industries” within a single master-planned community that spans 7.2 Million sqm. DSO’s activities have been organised into five main pillars based on industrial, commercial, education, living and residences, so as to support and complement the needs of its business partners, visitors and residents. DSO contributes meaningfully to the GDP of Dubai through the promotion of economic activities that support business growth and further attract foreign direct investments.
DSO is home to the Dubai Digital Park (“DDP”), Dubai’s first integrated smart city project that comprises 71,000 square meters of office space, 25,000 square meters of commercial space with 85 shops, and 46,000 square meters of residential area.
DSO is also home to Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (“Dtec”), the largest entrepreneurship hub in the Middle East that is wholly owned by DSO. Dtec houses more than 800 startups and 2,500 entrepreneurs from 72 countries. DSO also focuses on nurturing and equipping the future generation with the pre-requisite comprehensive technology knowledge; to this effect, it has been developing the Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai campus with an investment of AED 500 Million and the potential of accommodating 4,000 students.
- Office space — 5.0 Million sqft
- Residential space — 44.0 Million sqft
- Retail space — 0.5 Million sqft
- Educational facilities — 0.5 Million sqft
- Leisure Parks — 1.5 Million sqft
Occupied by residents60Thousand
Average occupancy (excludes partly completed Dubai Digital Park)80%+
Last updated, the year ended 31 December 2019