Dubai Silicon Oasis commences Phase One construction
Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the world's premier purpose-built high-technology park for Microelectronics and Semiconductor research, development and production has announced that it has signed up with Arabtec, a contracting agency based in Dubai to commence construction of 560 Residential Villas inside DSO. The villas, which are part of the Phase One execution, are going to be constructed at the Southern part of the 700-hectare project located in Nad Al Shibba area of Dubai. The project is aimed to fulfill the residential requirements of the employees of companies within DSO and surrounding areas.
Commenting on the residential villas project, Adel Ghafan, Director, Technical Department of Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA) and DSO said, “To truly develop into an advanced integrated electronic technology park, DSO has to offer a full service proposition to its host companies. The residential district within DSO is a strategic initiative aimed at creating convenient living spaces for technologists and other employees working in DSO as well as surrounding areas, complete with all modern amenities to cater to their needs and help them lead a well-balanced lifestyle.”
The residential complex, which is expected to be completed in the first half of 2006, will house excellent familial recreation and entertainment amenities, including a club house, that includes a multipurpose hall for family and community gatherings; a state of the art gymnasium; a swimming pool; mini shopping center and a play ground for children.
DSO has also announced that its infrastructure design will be finalized by end of 2004, following which construction will commence in phases. The design for the DSO Headquarter Complex is in the final stages of completion and the Complex will be ready in the first half of 2006.