Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, has announced its participation in the 23rd edition of Cairo ICT 2019, one of the leading technology events in the middle east.

Cairo ICT will run from December 1 to 4 at Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC) in New Cairo under the theme ‘The Digital Xperience’.

Through its participation, DSOA will introduce visitors to its latest development in DSO – Dubai Digital Park (DDP), the first integrated smart city in Dubai that seeks to set a new global benchmark for smart technology solutions and supports the objectives of the UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution that aims to enhance the UAE's position as a global hub for piloting cutting-edge technologies and contribute to developing a competitive national economy based on knowledge, innovation and future solutions.

Constructed by DSOA with an investment exceeding AED1.5 billion, Dubai Digital Park will feature a comprehensive range of 60 smart services, worth more than AED100 million, which will be offered through a unified and secure platform that effectively integrates the operational requirements of enterprises with the needs of employees, residents and visitors.

Dubai Digital Park comprises 71,000 square meters of office space, 25,000 square meters of commercial space with 85 shops, and 46,000 square meters of residential area with 235 apartments that are equipped with the latest smart technologies. Its host of value-added contemporary lifestyle facilities includes a Radisson Red hotel that consists of a 112-key business hotel and 59 furnished apartments, a convention center, restaurants, cafés, fitness centers, running tracks and cycling trails, a shopping center and an underground parking garage that can accommodate more than 2,000 cars. In addition, the project features eight Signature Boutique buildings ranging from 50 to 10,000 square meters that provide ideal locations for corporate headquarters. The integrated community offers people the opportunity to live and work.

Sherif Kamel, Executive Vice President – Commercial at DSOA, said: “To keep pace with the rapid advancements in the technology sector, enterprises of all sizes need to focus on resilience, diversity, continuous innovation and sustainable growth. As an integrated technology free zone, DSO is perfectly positioned to help them achieve these priorities.”

He added: “Prestigious international events such as Cairo ICT provide us with an ideal platform to network with technology companies from around the globe that are keen to establish offices and laboratories in Dubai to leverage the promising opportunities in digital economy in the region.”

Since its inception in 1996, Cairo ICT has evolved into a premier technology event. More than 500 local and international companies as well as hundreds of startups and entrepreneurs have confirmed their participation in this year’s exhibition.

At the event, DSOA will also showcase its state-of-the-art facilities and promote the benefits it offers to investors and entrepreneurs seeking to set up base in Dubai or expand in the region. In addition, the DSOA delegation will attend several meetings with ministers, government officials and senior executives of local and global companies.

Source: APCO Worldwide