Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), often simply called Silicon Oasis, is a commercial suburb that is known for innovation and technology. In this popular neighborhood, you can find residential buildings and gated communities with new projects that cater to a balanced lifestyle. The plethora of amenities make this the perfect place for young professionals and families. DSO is also popular among corporations and therefore residents can live and work here, making it possible to drastically reduce your time spent on commuting. Silicon Oasis covers about 7.2 million square meters and the central location makes that you can easily get to any point in Dubai. The area also houses lots of parks and greenery and is, therefore, the ideal place for strolls with your family or walks with your dog.
DSO is located no more than 5 minutes from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, while it is also located next to Al Ain Road and Emirates Road. The central location is one of the things that make it a popular location among residents and make it an easy commute when you are not working in the area itself.
Nearby roads include Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Al Ain Road, Emirates Road
Academic City, International City, Al Warqa, Nad Al Sheba
Originally DSO was designed as an area that supports the infrastructure for tech companies. However, over the years the DSO has developed into a multicultural residential area with a wide range of properties available. Silicon Oasis is a freehold area, meaning that it is possible for foreigners to buy real estate here. Apartments come in the form of studios, 1- and 2-bedroom units while the townhouses and villas provide residents with 3-6 bedrooms. Property prices are considered to be affordable and that is why it is a popular place among young professionals that just start their life and career in Dubai. The fact that it is also a thriving start-up area, makes it also an attractive place to set up your own company. Closeby is Academic City and therefore also lots of students flock to the area looking for a place to live.
Public transport is not the most convenient transport option when you live in DSO. Rashidiya, which is the closest metro station to DSO, takes about 20 minutes by bus. There are several other bus lines but the best transport variant when living in DSO is by far the car. Due to its location near Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) residents have easy access to the main parts of Dubai. Most residential buildings provide shaded parking while townhouses and villas usually have 2 parking spaces. You can also find many public parking spaces in DSO, making it easy to find a spot for your vehicle.
Helipad (12 min), Helipad 1 D67 (17 min), Helipad 1 Nadd Al Sheba Road (14 min), Helipad MBK Tower - E11 (20 min)
One of the reasons for the popularity of Dubai Silicon Oasis is the abundance of amenities in the area. Families with children will find a wide range of schools and medical facilities here. The area has 2 community centers divided over 2 residential areas, Cedre Villas and Semmer Villas. These community centers come with a supermarket, swimming pool, and a variety of restaurants and shops. In the residential parts of DSO, you can also find yoga rooms, play areas, squash courts, gym’s, nursery rooms and children’s wading pools. For strolls, residents can enjoy the abundance of parks and greenery. There are vertical gardens (4.000 sq.m.), green roofs (3.000 sq.m.) and green walls (100 sq.m.) while there is also a community farm that offers residents small plots for organic farming. Furthermore, there are 2 parks, 3.500 palm trees, and 1.000 Ghaf trees, the symbol of the year of tolerance.
Although many districts in DSO have been completed, it is still possible to find some new projects here. The off-plan projects mainly focus on apartment buildings but there are also villas available in the area. Here are some of the most popular off-plan projects in DSO.
|Affordable||No metro access|
|Family-friendly amenities||Ongoing construction|
|Central location in Dubai||Traffic congestion in the morning|
|Lots of shops and eateries||Noisy during the day|
|Great option for students||Only a few bus stops in the area|