Live at DSO

Live At DSO

DSO is an 'integrated' city within a city offering a plethora of residential and lifestyle facilities. The technology park has been specifically planned and designed to create an authentic community of comfort and convenience providing an array of education, shops, services and leisure facilities. DSO also offers a wide variety of high-quality villas and apartments for lease or purchase.

Community And Lifestyle

DSO is an established 'integrated' community offering a range of residential and lifestyle facilities that caters to every need of residents by providing an array of health, education and leisure services including schools, universities, hospitals, community centres, shopping complexes, swimming pools and tennis courts. The technology park has been specifically planned and designed to create an authentic community of comfort, safety and convenience with DSO making a large investment in landscaping within the DSO community complete with lush green parks, interconnected courtyards, and children's play areas in addition to 24 hour security, daily maintenance and a fully completed road network.

Residential Villas and Apartments

DSO offers a wide variety of high-quality villas and apartments for lease or purchase. These has been specifically planned and designed to create an authentic community of comfort and convenience.

  • Cedre Villas
  • Silicon Residences


DSO has secured the services of a number of renowned educational institutions, which provides residents with access to internationally recognized schools and universities such as:

  • RIT Dubai
  • GEMS School
  • The Indian High School
  • Kensington Nursery
  • 30+ Neighbouring Universities

Shops & Services

The DSO community provides a range of shops and services with supermarkets, retail outlets, banks, a post office, restaurants, cafes and health clinic. View a full list of shops & restaurants available at DSO

Leisure & Lifestyle

DSO offers a high quality lifestyle to all residents with community centres, a nursery & K-12 school, as well as play areas, swimming pools, pedestrian networks, interconnected courtyards and parks.


Luxury Villas

DSO boasts over 1,600 luxury villas within the technology park ranging from 3 to 5 bedrooms. Dubai Silicon Oasis contains two villa developments: Cedre Villas and Semmer Villas each with its own community facilities and amenities.

Cedre Villas

Cedre Villas is a gated community of 1047 high quality and spacious villas located within Dubai Silicon Oasis. Developed by renowned UAE developer Arabtech, there are 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms villas in four sizes Luxury (with private swimming pool), Executive, Twin and Town House ranging from a built up area of 3,830 sq ft to 7,280 sq ft. The villas also come in a range of different exterior styles; Arabic, Modern or Traditional.

Semer Villas

Semmer Villas entails 560 luxurious 3 bedroom villas of 3,100 sq ft in a lifestyle development complete with community centre, supermarket, shops, community swimming pools, and recreational areas.

Venture Capital Investment

DSO is committed to fuelling hi-tech innovation and that's why we're looking to invest in extraordinary entrepreneurs with the ability to develop powerful ideas into powerful companies. By providing our own DSO investment fund as well as a strong network of technology-focused venture capitalists offering additional funds we give idea-strong tech businesses an exceptional launch pad.

Universities & Incubators


At DSO companies have access to high quality university talent at their doorstep. Dubai Silicon Oasis is proud to have the internationally reknowned Rochester Institute of Technology located onsite. With its 100 year track record, RIT provides world class technology graduates to many of the world's leading technology companies. We also have longstanding partnerships with the American University of Sharjah as well as the neighbouring Dubai Academic City which offers over 30 universities within a 1km radius of DSO.

Our strategic alliances with these institutions give you:

  • Access to local & regional pool of technical & engineering talent
  • Business plan sponsorship
  • Project/R&D assistance
  • Mentorship programmes
  • Internship schemes

Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T) Dubai

In partnership with Rochester Institute of Technology based in Rochester, New York, an internationally recognized leader in professional and technology-oriented education, DSOA has established RIT Dubai which was created to ensure the DSO community has a pool of talented hi-tech professionals.

Launched in 2008, RIT Dubai offers the same accredited degrees that are offered by Rochester Institute of Technology which was originally founded in 1829 and is now the 15th largest private university in the USA. RIT has a track record of high-quality, competitive, technology-based educational bachelors and masters degree programs that meet business and industry needs, and prepare students for successful careers in a global society. The university will also offers curricula and advance scholarship relevant to emerging technologies and social conditions of the region.

Graduate Programs

RIT currently offers bachelor degrees, masters degrees and advanced certificates in the following fields:

  • Access to local & regional pool of technical & engineering talent
  • Business plan sponsorship
  • Project/R&D assistance
  • Mentorship programmes
  • Internship schemes

Bachelor degrees:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Management

Masters degrees:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Service Leadership and Innovation
  • Networking Security Systems Administration

Corporate Advanced Certificates:

RIT Dubai offers customised courses to corporations in order to help train and develop employees. In addition, certificates can be used towards one of its master degree programs.

Research Programs:

Onsite Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai offers companies DSO partner research programs which include sponsor benefits such as full ownership/IP patent.

For further information please visit R.I.T.'s official website.

Silicon Oasis Founders (SOF)

Silicon Oasis Founders (SOF) is a wholly owned entity of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), a 100% owned entity by the Government of Dubai. SOF has a strategic commercial ambition and clear long term vision: "To become the leading incubator that supports regional high potential ventures in the seed phase".

SOF focuses on fostering local entrepreneurial talents in the promising mobile application space and related technologies. SOF's expertise will help emerging entrepreneurs to refine their business proposals, and accelerate growth.

If you have an existing business and you want to boost escalate performance or even if you are seeking partial or complete funding then we welcome you to send us your application. Do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about our incubation models.

Silicon Oasis Founders benefits:

  • Offers the largest selection and best quality incubation services in the region
  • Meets the individual needs of the incubated venture
  • Increases the likelihood of success of venture
  • Accelerates the time to market
  • Improves the chances of receiving venture capital
  • Lowers the risk of personal liability
  • Benefits from the know how of serial entrepreneurs
  • Forces the entrepreneur to think through all important aspects of a start-up
  • Access DSOA Network

Please feel free to download our selection criteria and process, together with our application. We challenge you to join us and benefit from the experience of a senior and highly professional incubation team. We are confident that we can help you realize your dreams of starting your own successful business.


Dubai Silicon Oasis' urban master-planned community spans 7.2 square kilometres with state of the art office towers, R&D and industrial zones, educational institutions, villas and apartments, healthcare and a full range of lifestyle facilities that translate into a dynamic commercial and social environment. DSO enjoys one of the most developed infrastructures in the region. The authority has injected a large capital investment in its infrastructure to cater to the need of high tech industries in the free zone, this ranges from advanced telecommunications, a fibre optic network, tier 3 data centre with 120 high capacity racks, and a high-tech utility infrastructure with 8 power stations with a capacity of 1,600 mega watts.

The technology park possesses a combined fire, water and irrigation supply system which is supported by a pump station and a 5,000 cubic meter underground irrigation tank. A sanitary water network is also provided giving potable water supply of 44,525 cubic metres per day based on an estimated 162,400 population working and/or living at the Silicon Oasis.

DSO has its own functional self sufficient sewage network and sewage treatment plant (STP). Its current capacity stands at 3,000 cubic metres per day. To facilitate expected demand and the community's future growth, DSO has upgraded the STP capacity to 10,000 cubic metres. Its new capacity will be fully operational by the first quarter of 2011.

Furthermore, DSO has a fully completed network of roads allowing quick and easy in and out access to Dubai's major highways.

In addition, DSO offers an array of high-quality facilities to those working and living in DSO.

Commericial Facilities

  • Buy/rent an office at DSO" 'Plug & Play' offices
  • Light Industrial Units (LIU) & Warehousing
  • Land for development

Residential Facilities

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For further information:

(+971) 4 501 5555

Government Support

The Dubai Government strongly endorses technology enterprise providing a favourable business climate supported by a superior infrastructure, zero tax, business friendly laws and regulations, and access to a region of 1.8 billion people. This is reflected in the fact that the region's technology sector is growing rapidly with IT spending in the Gulf expected to hit 180 billion in just 3 years.

When it comes to research & development, Dubai offers strong protection of intellectual property. In 1992, the UAE introduced three federal laws (numbers 37, 40 and 44) for the protection of industrial and intellectual property which provide protection against commercial piracy and fraud. These are currently regarded as some of strongest IP laws in the world and are comparable with US law in their ability to protect intellectual property development.

One-Stop-Shop Services

In addition to a positive business environment conducive to technological innovation, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority provides a comprehensive range of in-house government services all under one roof. So whether you require a business licence, an employee work permit or family residence visa, DSOA takes care of all your needs.

Furthermore, companies at DSO also enjoy a strong customer-orientated service structure with DSOA providing direct help lines and a dedicated client management service with professionally trained staff to attend to all needs.

For further information:

(+971) 4 501 5555