ABOUT DUBAI DIGITAL PARK
Dubai Digital Park (DDP) is a mixed-use development in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), offering a modern lifestyle to residents, workers and visitors. It is the first integrated smart city of the emirate spread over 150,000 sq. m. featuring a comprehensive range of 60 smart services. The neighbourhood is home to regional offices and headquarters of multinational companies, including Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), Ricoh Group and Finsa. It is situated close to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) and Al Ain – Dubai Road (E66), providing ease.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A mixed-use community in Dubai Silicon Oasis
- Residential and commercial properties are equipped with smart technologies
- Features a hotel, conference centre, central square and a fitness centre
- Amenities nearby include schools, supermarkets and healthcare facilities
- Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road lie in proximity to the community
Dubai Digital Park, formerly known as Silicon Park, is a lifestyle destination in the emirate of Dubai. It spans over an area of 150,000 sq. m. situated in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO). Digital Park is a part of a self-sufficient community offering all the basic amenities and facilities families look for. It consists of:
- Apartment buildings
- 8 signature boutique buildings
- Plug and Play offices
- Radisson Red Hotel
- A conference centre
- Retail area and a central square
- Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec)
- Fitness and recreational facilities
The apartment buildings are spread over an area of 46,000 sq. m. featuring 235 studio, 1 and 2-bedroom flats. The leasable retail space in the community covers an area of 25,000 sq. m. There are around 85 retail units with shaded and air-conditioned terraces. The 5,000 sq. m. of open space can accommodate 4,400 people with ample parking space and smart traffic management.
Those interested in commercial spaces can opt to choose from the eight signature boutique buildings overlooking the lake or choose from Plug and Play offices located in the central section of the community. The famous Radisson Red Hotel in Dubai Digital Park features 112-rooms and suites and 59 apartments with amenities such as a rooftop bar and pool, a fitness centre and an event space. Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec) is a creative co-working space in Digital Park offering seed-stage funding, incubator programs and everything you need to set up your business.
PROPERTIES IN DUBAI DIGITAL PARK
Properties in Dubai Digital Park include apartments, shops and offices. Apartments in the community are available in studio, 1 and 2-bedroom configurations equipped with smart home automation and sensors covering every aspect of water, electrical analysis, air quality and natural emergency sensors.
Fitted and shell and core offices in Digital Park are meticulously designed, creating a superior work environment. The standalone buildings cover an area of 1,200 sq. m. featuring smart services like CCTV and access control, digital signage and parking management. These signature boutiques are suitable for companies planning to set up their headquarters in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis. The neighbourhood also offers Plug and Play offices which are ready offices that companies can move into. These furnished offices come with an area ranging between 50 sq. m. to 10,000 sq. m. The floor to ceiling glass windows and ample parking spaces are other features of these commercial spaces.
RENTAL TRENDS IN DUBAI DIGITAL PARK
The rental range of offices in the community is as follows:
- The annual rent for offices in Dubai Digital Park ranges between AED 280k to AED 10.3M
The price range of offices depends on the coverage area and amenities offered. The fitted and furnished office spaces usually come with a higher price range, while shell and core and shared spaces have a more affordable rental price.
HOTELS IN DUBAI DIGITAL PARK
Radisson Red Hotel is a 4-star hotel in Dubai Digital Park featuring contemporary and chic interiors. It has three buildings; a hotel with 112 rooms, hotel apartments with 59 flats and a business centre. All the rooms are equipped with modern amenities and facilities such as rain showers, free, fast Wi-Fi, in-room safe and coffee and tea facilities.
Guests can enjoy their favourite meal from OUIBAR + Terrace or grab some nutritious sandwiches and salads from RED Roof while lying on lounge chairs near the pool. The hotel also has a Californian seafood restaurant, Cali-Poke serving dishes made with Salmon and Ahi Tuna. Radisson Red Hotel also features multifunctional indoor and outdoor event space to accommodate 700 guests. Other services at the hotel include a fitness centre and an outdoor pool.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN DUBAI DIGITAL PARK
There are ample parking spaces in Dubai Digital Park for residents and office workers alike. Around 2,000 basement parking spaces are available, along with large overflow car parks, which can be used if the basement parking is full. The neighbourhood has smart traffic management that ensures smooth traffic flow. The electric charging points in the community for smart cars is a plus for residents with electric vehicles.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN DUBAI DIGITAL PARK
Getting around the community is convenient by car. The well-connected street network connects you with the major thoroughfare of the emirate – Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) in a 10-minute drive. It will take a 20 to 24-minute drive to reach Bur Dubai and Deira via E311.
Those looking for public transportation near Dubai Digital Park will have to drive for around 7-minutes to reach the DSO Operation Centre bus station. Other stations nearby include Silicon Oasis Headquarter bus station and Silicon Oasis Lagoon bus station. If you plan to visit the central emirate, opt for a metro service available in a 16 to 20-minute drive. The nearest metro stations include Rashidiya Metro Station and Etisalat Metro Station.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS IN DUBAI DIGITAL PARK
Carrefour Market in Dubai Digital Park offers fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, deli items and other daily essentials. Residents can also find some of the best supermarkets in Dubai Silicon Oasis, a short drive away from the community. These include West Zone Supermarket, Choithrams and Good Market.
CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND MOSQUES NEAR DUBAI DIGITAL PARK
There are plenty of mosques near Dubai Digital Park where Muslim residents can offer their daily and congregational prayers. Shaikha Ali Mosque, Al Waha Masjid and Shamsa Mohammad Al Huraiz Masjid are a few of them. All these mosques are accessible in a 5 to 10-minute drive.
Most of the best churches in Dubai are concentrated in Oud Metha, located a 20-minute drive away from the community. Christians can visit St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New Covenant Church and the Dubai City Church for worship. Those who follow Hinduism can drive for around 25-minutes towards the north-western side of Dubai to visit the Bur Dubai temples.
SCHOOLS NEAR DUBAI DIGITAL PARK
Parents with toddlers and school-going children will find plenty of reputable education institutes near the community. Toddlers International Nursery is one of the best nursery schools in Dubai Silicon Oasis, following the British Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS). Other nursery schools near the community are Emirates British Nursery Silicon Oasis and British Orchard Nursery.
Those who are at an early age can go to GEMS Wellington Academy Dubai Silicon Oasis. It is a part of the GEMS Education group and follows the British Curriculum for Foundation Stage 1 to Year 13 students. Other schools near Dubai Digital Park include Indian International School DSO and Vernus International School.
Those seeking higher education institutes can find plenty of reputable internationally accredited options nearby since the community is located close to Academic City. It is home to some of the best universities in Dubai, including the University of Dubai, Zayed University Dubai and Amity University. Students can reach any of the universities near Dubai Digital Park in less than a 15-minute drive.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR DUBAI DIGITAL PARK
Fakeeh University Hospital is one of the premium healthcare facilities offering cardiac diseases, diabetes and endocrinology, emergency medicine and pulmonary medicine. It also has a laboratory and pharmacy along with a well-equipped intensive care unit. The hospital is located a 6-minute drive from the community. Other clinics near Digital Park Silicon Oasis are Health Hub Silicon Oasis and Medi Family Poly Clinic.
Dubai Digital Park is surrounded by popular apartment buildings and villa communities of the parent community. These include:
International City and Al Warqaa lie towards the north, while Academic City and Al Warsan to the eastern side of the community. Home to Meydan Racecourse – Nad Al Sheba and the massive residential development and tourist spot, Dubailand also lies close to the district. Other nearby areas include Ras Al Khor and Al Rashidiya Dubai.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS NEAR DUBAI DIGITAL PARK
The retail space in the community has around 85 retail outlets of popular fashion brands and numerous eateries. Those looking for other options can head to the following community malls in DSO:
- Cedre Shopping Centre
- Souq Extra Dubai Silicon Oasis
Cedre Shopping Centre is a small community shopping mall near Dubai Digital Park featuring several retail outlets, dining options and a recreational park. People can reach the shopping centre in an 8-minute drive. Spread over 35,511 sq. ft., Souq Extra is another community mall with 36 retail outlets. Some of the popular outlets include Mothercare, Claire’s, Grand Optics and Nanjee Parshotam Jewellers. It is also home to Carrefour and casual eateries such as Subway, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and Starbucks. Other shopping malls nearby are Dubai Outlet Mall and Cityland Mall.
RESTAURANTS IN DUBAI DIGITAL PARK
There are plenty of cafes and restaurants in Dubai Digital Park offering a variety of cuisines. These include Grand Beirut, Kana Lounge and One Byte Café. The business hotel in the community also has several dining options such as RED Roof, OUIBAR + Terrace and Cali-Poke. Residents can also dine at some of the best restaurants in Dubai Silicon Oasis, accessible within a 5 to 10-minute drive.
Those looking for an Indian restaurant can head to My Home Kitchen while The Monk on the ground level of SIT Tower serves flavourful Asian dishes. Other restaurants nearby include Kulcha King, Little Bangkok and the Spice Trail.
BEACHES NEAR DUBAI DIGITAL PARK
If you plan a corporate picnic or a fun day with your office colleagues under the sun on the sandy beaches, The Beach JBR must be on your priority list. The Insta-worthy location offers plenty of watersport activities, delicious eateries, a beachside mall and other activities for beach-goers. Kite Beach is one of the popular beaches in Dubai, an idyllic spot for kitesurfing. The beach also has a library, fitness centre and a jogging track. Both the beaches near Digital Park Silicon Oasis are accessible in less than 30 minutes.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
A few notable landmarks near the district are:
- Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
- IMG Worlds of Adventure
- Global Village
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is an expansive wetland where tens of thousands of birds come into sight. Listed among the best natural places in Dubai, the sanctuary protects numerous species of flora and fauna. Visitors can spot flamingos, grey herons, sandpipers, cormorants and other migratory and resident birds at the sanctuary. It also features mangroves, lagoons and salt flats, making it a perfect habitat for nesting. The natural site is protected and monitored by Dubai Municipality.
IMG Worlds of Adventure is a popular indoor leisure attraction for adventure seekers accessible in a 15-minute drive. It is the largest indoor theme park in the world and features a plethora of thrilling rides. Visitors can also watch their favourite blockbusters at the 12-screen Novo Cinemas and enjoy eating from restaurants and cafes in the theme park.
Global Village is a seasonal attraction featuring themed pavilions from all over the world. It is open during the winter months of Dubai, generally from November to April. Dubai Miracle Garden and the Track Meydan Golf are other nearby tourist attractions located 20 – 30 minutes away from Dubai Digital Park.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Visiting the DSO Lake Park is one of the best things to do in Dubai Silicon Oasis. It is the nearest recreational facility to unwind while jogging or strolling by the lake. Silicon Park and Central Park are other options for fitness enthusiasts featuring an array of amenities, including a well-paved running track and football and volleyball courts. It will take a 4 to 8-minute drive to reach any of these parks near Digital Park Silicon Oasis.
Although the community has fitness centres equipped with modern amenities and facilities, some of the best gyms in Dubai Silicon Oasis are also accessible in a short drive. These include MAX Gym in IT Plaza and Nitro Gym in the Apricot Towers.
Beauty Avenue Salon & Spa is one of the best salons in Dubai Silicon Oasis, offering premium services for hair and manicures. It is located a 6-minute drive away from the community in Le Solarium Tower. Other salons and spas near Dubai Digital Park are Refinery Beauty Lounge and Mash Gents Saloon.
The Conference Centre in Digital Park Silicon Oasis has three auditoriums and state-of-the-art meeting rooms for corporate events. Moreover, the central square in the community has been specially designed to host live events, product launches and fashion shows. It has 5,000 sq. m. of open space with a capacity to accommodate 4,400 people alongside ample parking spaces.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Dubai Digital Park is supported by smart public amenities and facilities to cater to people’s high quality of life and work. Although it is a self-sufficient community with plenty of recreational facilities, the only downside is the limited public transportation. Those relying on public transportation will have to drive for 7 to 15-minutes to reach the nearest bus or metro station. It is an ideal community for those with their own private cars.
FAQS ABOUT DUBAI DIGITAL PARK
Where is Dubai Digital Park located?
Dubai Digital Park, formerly known as Silicon Park, is a mixed-use development located in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis.
How many smart services are available at Dubai Digital Park?
Digital Park Silicon Oasis is a smart city of Dubai featuring around 60 smart services worth more than AED 100 million.
Is Dubai Digital Park a freehold area?
Digital Park is a part of Dubai Silicon Oasis, which is a government-owned free zone area. This means it is a designated business zone that exempts the companies operating there from taxation. Investors interested in buying freehold properties can take a look at freehold areas in Dubai.