Strategic Initiatives


Dubai Digital Park

Dubai Digital Park is the first smart city project that took shape at Dubai Silicon Oasis.

The “Dubai Digital Park” has been designed to comply with the Dubai Government’s strategic direction on smart cities that focus on six pillars:

  • life
  • society
  • mobility
  • economy
  • governance
  • environment
Why Dubai Digital Park?

8 Signature Boutique Buildings offer a unique opportunity for companies to establish their headquarters in the heart of Dubai Digital Park overlooking the lake and located in Central Square. 1,200 sqm of contemporary office spaceS meticulously designed to create a superior work environment. These signature buildings come with the option of shell & core or fitted space depending on your requirement. Stylish apartments are built to the most rigorous standards of sustainability. Residents will have convenient access to a range of facilities dedicated to making life more enjoyable along with intelligent solutions starting from charging stations for smart devices in all public places and electrical charging points for smart cars.


Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus

DTEC was established with the unique value proposition of offering tech startups subsidized company setup within a supportive co-working environment which offered a lower-cost solution in an environment of their peers which offered the added benefit of regular events, educational and networking opportunities. The desk and office options at Dtec allowed startups a place to grow within a supportive community and the aim was to feed into DSO’s strategy through the creation of successful businesses that would remain in the free zone for the long term.


DTEC is an international startup hub and home to thousands of startups from more than 70 countries, DTEC supports young technology businesses with a range of facilities and services including:

  • easy-free-zone
    Easy Free Zone Business Setup
  • visa-services
    Visa Services
  • 10000-space
    10,000sqm Creatively Designed Space
  • 24/7 Access
    24/7 Access
  • highspeed-wifi
    High-Speed WiFi
  • Parking
  • Creative Meeting And Breakout Spaces, Conference Facility, Games Rooms & Cafe
    Creative Meeting And Breakout Spaces, Conference Facility, Games Rooms & Cafe
  • Corporate Partner Labs
    Corporate Partner Labs
  •  Investment Opportunities
    Investment Opportunities


Halal Trade and Marketing Center

The Halal Trade and Marketing Center (HTMC) is a global business development center focused on the Halal economy opportunities for the industry which includes manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and retailers of Halal products and services. HTMC was founded by the Dubai Airport Free Zone to fulfill an identified gap of enabling companies to grow in the Halal space. It serves as a one-stop shop for all their:

  • market-intelligence
    Market Intelligence
  • halal-compliance
    Halal Compliance
  • growth-support
    Growth Support Services

The Centre aims to provide a platform to link Halal economy companies to core Halal trade and marketing services. Since its inception, HTMC has been successfully providing companies with different types of research advisory services such as market studies, training programs, Halal assessments, or B2B programs. Through the power of its service partners, including more than 30 worldwide, such as trade promotion agencies, chambers of commerce or Islamic banks, etc. It’s supporting organizations across the world to expand their operations in the 57 Muslim-majority countries where the Halal certification is compulsory for marketing different types of consumer goods such as food, cosmetics, or pharma products.


Scality is an entrepreneur-friendly membership program specifically built for the tech startup ecosystem. Where you can set up and grow your business through a simple, flexible membership fee structure per employee per month.

Why Scality?

With Scality, you can enjoy a flexible & easy-to-use launchpad for business setup, access to world-class service partners, opportunities to network with over 2,200 companies in DAFZ. Incorporating your tech startup in DXB no longer requires the startup founder to commit a significant proportion of their capital to business setup, licensing, and registration alone.


Tradeling is building the dominant business-to-business ecosystem in MENA, with its eMarketplace and other platforms such as edukaan, Tradeling Pro, and Tradeling Commodity, catering for all types of business customers. Connecting global suppliers with MENA-based demand, Tradeling leverages advanced technology to optimize the supply chain and creates economic value in addition to mitigating risks.

Why Tradeling?

Through Tradeling’s Marketplace, micro-business targeted brand edukaan and TradelingPRO, its all- in-one procurement platform designed for large corporations. Tradeling is providing:

  • simplicity
    Simplicity: Hassle-Free Platforms For Buying, Selling, And Everything In Between
  • choice
    Choice: A Rich Variety To Choose What Best Suits Your Trade Needs
  • peace-of-mind
    Peace Of Mind: Through Offering Reliability, Security, And Finance Solutions


Rochester Institute of Technology

RIT Dubai offers the same accredited degrees that are offered by RIT New York, one of the largest private universities in the US with more than 150 years of history. RIT has a track record of high-quality, competitive, technology-based educational bachelor’s and master’s degrees that meet business and industry needs and prepare students for successful careers in a global society. Students can complete their degrees in Dubai or study abroad/transfer to New York or one of the European campuses.

Why RIT Dubai?

DSO is committed to ensuring the DSO community has a pool of talented hi-tech professionals. For this reason, it has partnered with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) New York, an internationally recognized leader in professional and technology-oriented education, to establish RIT Dubai.

Not-for-profit global campus of the esteemed Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, one of the world’s leading technological-focused universities with a storied 185-year history. RIT Dubai offers highly valued Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business and leadership, engineering, and computing.