Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority
Established in 2021, Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ) consolidates and integrates the products and services of Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZ), Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), and Dubai CommerCity (DCC).
Home to more than 5,000 registered companies from across 20 industries, DIEZ is at the heart of Dubai’s economic success – a major economic catalyst in the city’s development.
Dubai Airport Freezone
Dubai Airport Freezone (“DAFZ”) was established in 1996 and is a business hub located at the heart of global trade. Benefiting from direct access to Dubai International Airport, DAFZ offers the ideal gateway to the Middle East and unrivalled connectivity to Europe, the Indian Subcontinent and the Far East.
DAFZ is recognised as one of the advanced free zones in Dubai, which provides a business-friendly environment and world-class infrastructure. It is home to more than 2,000 registered companies and 18,000 professionals, who benefit from other incentives such as tax exemptions, full repatriation of earnings, and the possibility of total foreign ownership.
Under DAFZ’s leadership, the airport free zone has significantly expanded and has played a key role in boosting Dubai’s economic growth.
Gross leasable area space5.6Million sqft
Non-oil foreign trade generated annually160+Billion AED
Dubai Silicon Oasis
Dubai Silicon Oasis (“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, including industrial, commercial, education, living and residences, to support and complement the requirements 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 1.6 million sqft of modern office spaces, retail units, smart residential apartments, plug & play offices, as well as the first MENA Radisson Red hotel.
DSO is also home to the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (“Dtec”), the largest entrepreneurship hub in the Middle East. Dtec houses more than 1000 start-ups and 3,500 entrepreneurs from 75 countries. DSO also focuses on nurturing and equipping the future generation with pre-requisite comprehensive technology knowledge. To this effect, the 30,000 sqm Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai campus (“RIT-Dubai”) was inaugurated in November 2021.
- Residential space 46.5+ Million sqft
- Office space 4.5+ Million sqft
- Retail space 5.5+ Million sqft
- Educational facilities 0.9+ Million sqft
- Leisure Parks 1.5+ Million sqft
Occupied by residents80,000+