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 Authority

Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (“DAFZA”) was established in 1996 and is a business hub located at the heart of global trade. Benefiting from direct access to Dubai International Airport, DAFZA offers the ideal gateway to the Middle East and unrivalled connectivity to Europe, the Indian Subcontinent and the Far East.

DAFZA 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 DAFZA’s leadership, the airport free zone has significantly expanded and has played a key role in boosting Dubai’s economic growth.

  • Gross leasable area space
    5.6Million sqft
  • Tenants/Companies
    2,000+
  • Non-oil foreign trade generated annually
    160+Billion AED

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, 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 71,000 sqm of office space, 25,000 sqm of commercial space with 85 shops and 46,000 sqm of residential area.

DSO is also home to the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (“Dtec”), the largest entrepreneurship hub in the Middle East. Dtec houses more than 850 start-ups and 2,500 entrepreneurs from 72 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.

  • Built-up area

    • 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
    59+Million sqft
  • Occupied by residents
    80,000+

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