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Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO)
Updated: 4th June, 2023

Dubai Silicon Oasis

A state of the art technology park and free zone. Offices, warehouses and manufacturing plus apartments, town houses and villas.
Dubai Silicon Oasis
Dubai Silicon Oasis is an area located within Dubai.
The developer
The project was developed by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority.
Also known as
Additional information
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis, a member of the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority, functions as a technological centre and free zone for major corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, and start-ups seeking to establish a presence in Dubai.

  • Since its inception in 2005, the DSO community has expanded tremendously, with a population that in 2022 exceeded 90,000 members.


Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) is a state of the art technology park and free zone located at the intersection of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road (E311) and Al Ain Road (E66), and next to Academic City.

It is one of the only free zones in Dubai where you can live as well as work. Besides office space, multi-use warehousing and manufacturing facilities, there are residential apartments, town houses and luxury villas.

DSO offers the latest infrastructure and in-house business services, and it also acts as an incubator for tech start-ups. The project was launched in 2004, and by 2016 more than two thousand companies had set up operations here.

DSO comprises four component parts: industrial, commercial, educational and residential, all served by public facilities.

In the two main residential areas, Cedre Villas and Semmer Villas, you can find both town houses and villas. Several high- and low-rise apartment buildings are to be found in Silicon Residences and Silicon Park. Properties are available to buy or lease.

Construction of more housing is continuing around the perimeter of the district.

There are two schools here, GEMS Wellington Academy and the Indian High School, as well as medical centres, community centres, shopping complexes, banks and a post office.

Dubai Digital Park
Dubai Digital Park (DDP) is a smart city project at Dubai Silicon Oasis that opened in 2020. It supports and contributes to the development of a geoeconomic map of Dubai and sets a new global benchmark for smart technology solutions.

Transport & Access

Commute times by car

From Dubai Silicon Oasis it takes roughly 20 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 30 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 29 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 33 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 25 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 37 minutes' drive.*

Road access

It is only five minutes to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, and from there the drive time to the Dubai Mall is 18 minutes, to Downtown Dubai or the International Airport 20, to the Mall of the Emirates 26, to Dubai Marina, Jebel Ali Port and Port Rashid 30, and to Abu Dhabi 1 hour 30 minutes.

Public transport

Silicon Oasis is not served by the metro. Buses 365 and X25 stop 'nearby'; a ten minute walk from the centre of Silicon Oasis.

* Drive times are calculated by Google Maps and assume fastest route in typical traffic conditions.

Available property


There are five sub-communities in Dubai Silicon Oasis. Learn more in the following guides.


Silicon Oasis has two community centres, one in each of the two residential areas, Cedre Villas and Semmer Villas. They both have Spinney's supermarkets, a variety of shops and eateries and a swimming pool.
Throughout the residential areas there are children's wading pools, squash courts, gymnasia, yoga rooms, nursery rooms, and multi-purpose halls. There are two floodlit tennis courts in each community.

There are a growing number of green spaces here, including the Community Farm, public parks, and walkways, and by 2019 DSO could also boast of 4,000sq m of vertical gardens, 3,000sq m of green roofs, and 100sq m of green walls. The Community Farm offers around 400 3m x 2m plots to residents to have a go at sustainable organic farming.

In September 2018, the 35,000sq m North Park adjacent to Cedre Villas was opened. DSO’s other two community parks are Lake Park with its 2.2km jogging path, and the 9,129sq m Central Park.
The community also tends 3,500 palm trees that produce between three and five tonnes of dates each year, and in 2019 the authority announced plans to plant 1,000 ghaf trees, a symbol of the Year of Tolerance.

The main retail centre is Souq Extra which includes 42 shops. The Souq is to be enlarged by a 77,000sq ft natural light expansion with a floating glass roof.

The Silicon Mall is a 2.3-million-sq-ft shopping mall being developed by LuLu Group International. When complete it will house 300 local and international retailers, 12 anchor stores and a 70,000sq ft family entertainment centre. Completion is said to be by 2022.

Nearby medical facilities include Aster Clinic, Magnum Gulf Medical Centre Silicon Oasis, Eupepsia Medical Clinic and Fakeeh Academic Medical Hospital.

Local shops and outlets

There are 265 outlets currently open in Dubai Silicon Oasis including three trade offices, six fashion shops, three tailoring shops, four cafés, three flower shops, 80 restaurants, 20 ladies' salons, 16 men's salons, a computer/electronics shop, nine laundrettes, 16 supermarkets, eight medical clinics, 16 mini marts, nine coffee shops, a games venue, two print shops, 15 pharmacies, two veterinarians, three catering kitchens, a real estate office, a currency exchange, a spa, seven sweet shops, four ice cream shops, three smoking accessories shops, two bike/scooter shops, a dental clinic, a photo shop, a perfume shop, two phone shops, an optician & eyewear shop, a driving centre, four gyms, a harware shop, two typing centres, a travel & tourism agent, a large supermarket, three butchers, a stationary / art shop, a pet shop, two car rental shops, two bakeries, two children's nurseries, a gifts & entertainment shop and a bank.

New outlets in Dubai Silicon Oasis 2022 & 2023

Mona Beauty Lounge
DDP Building D3, Podium level

For a full list and analysis of shops and services in Dubai Silicon Oasis visit our Dubai Silicon Oasis amenities page.

Dubai Silicon Oasis Location

It is only five minutes to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, and from there the drive time to the Dubai Mall is 18 minutes, to Downtown Dubai or the International Airport 20, to the Mall of the Emirates 26, to Dubai Marina, Jebel Ali Port and Port Rashid 30, and to Abu Dhabi 1 hour 30 minutes.

The map below shows the location of Dubai Silicon Oasis and just below are summaries of the nearest attractions, parks, beaches, golf clubs and cinemas. For a more in-depth look at the local attractions, and to see what's on in and around Dubai Silicon Oasis, visit our Things to Do guide.

IMG Worlds of Adventure, 7.8 km
Dubai Safari Park, 9.3 km
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, 9.3 km
Parks & beaches
Silicon Oasis Community Park, 1.2 km
Silicon Towers Park, 1.4 km
DRC Central Community Hub, 3.5 km
Golf clubs
The Track Meydan Golf, 8.3 km
Al Badia Golf Club, 10.4 km
Dubai Hills Golf Club, 11.9 km
Novo Cinema Dragon Mart 2, 6.9 km
Novo Cinema IMG Worlds of Adventure, 7.9 km
Vox Cinemas at City Centre Mirdif, 10.5 km
Looking for more Dubai Silicon Oasis local shops, services, and entertainment? Visit our Things to Do and Amenities guides.

Local Schools

Dubai Silicon Oasis has many schools nearby including Indian International School at 1.0 km and GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis at 1.9 km.

In terms of performance there are six schools nearby that have achieved either of two highest government inspection rating of 'Very Good' or 'Outstanding' including Repton School Dubai which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and Dubai English Speaking College which also has a rating of 'Outstanding'.

Indian International School
1.0 km, Dubai Silicon Oasis
AED 11,500  •  Indian
GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis
1.9 km, Dubai Silicon Oasis
AED 59,500  •  British, IB
Vernus International School Dubai
2.1 km, Dubai Silicon Oasis
AED 36,500  •  American
Dubai Schools Nad Al Sheba
2.2 km, Nad Al Sheba
AED 34,500  •  American

Things to Do

We've partnered with LadiesNightDubai.com and BrunchCrunch.ae to give an overview of the current Ladies Nights and Brunch offers in the vicinity of Dubai Silicon Oasis. For full nightlife listings and to see what else is happening nearby see the Things to Do page.

QUBE Sports Bar, Meydan Racecourse Grandstand • Ladies Night • QUBE Sports Bar (0.0 km)
Heels and Martinis, Meydan Racecourse Grandstand • Ladies Night • Iris Dubai (0.0 km)
Unlimited Sushi, Meydan Racecourse Grandstand • Iris Dubai (0.0 km)

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Warsan Village (4.6 km)
A popular gated residential community comprising contemporary three-bedroom townhouses located on the corner of International City.
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The Villa
The Villa (4.7 km)
A community of luxurious Spanish-style courtyard villas with mature trees, established lawns and shady green spaces beside the desert.
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Falconcity of Wonders
Falconcity of Wonders (5.0 km)
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Dubai International City
Dubai International City (5.5 km)
A mixed use commercial, residential and retail development in Al Warsan with clusters of buildings named after different countries.
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Majan (7.5 km)
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Meydan (8.1 km)
A 40 million square foot development underway in MBR City, home to the world famous Meydan Race Course which  hosts the annual Dubai Cup.
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Companies Associated with Dubai Silicon Oasis
Master Developer: Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority


A look at the original masterplan published by the developer at the time of the launch of Dubai Silicon Oasis.

Design Stage

Images depicting the initial concept designs for Dubai Silicon Oasis.

Projects often go through a number of design revisions as they progress and developers may or may not honour their original plans when it comes to architectural designs, amenities and landscaping. The images below are provided as a means to compare the original plans with the realised development.

Dubai Silicon Oasis History

  • December 2022

    Hubb Tennis inaugurates its new 100,000 square feet facility at Dubai Silicon Oasis, featuring nine tennis courts, three padel courts and a host of facilities open for players and sports enthusiasts.

    The facility was inaugurated by Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Silicon Oasis along with Igor Postovit, Founder & CEO Hubb Tennis.

  • November 2022

    In November 2022 the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ) announced the completion of a project to enhance the internal road network in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), connecting it to the main roadways around the high-tech park.

    It also widens the road leading to the crossroads to five lanes and adds pedestrian corridors and service roads on both sides of the road to facilitate access to DSO and the surrounding residential and commercial districts.

    DIEZ is also growing its infrastructure by boosting green spaces that are integrated with smart sustainable technology, upgrading and extending internal roadways, adding additional lanes, minimizing the distance between connected places, and lowering commute time.

  • November 2022

    Executed in partnership with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the AED 50 million extension connects DSO’s internal road network with the Dubai-Al Ain Road for roughly 2.4 kilometres.

    These initiatives are in line with Dubai’s aim of smart cities and innovation, as well as offering a seamless environment for people to live, work, and play.

Dubai Silicon Oasis in the News

Dubai Silicon Oasis Buildings

There are 206 building developments in Dubai Silicon Oasis. For a full list of all Dubai Silicon Oasis buildings visit our Buildings Guide.

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