Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) is a coveted address in Dubai. More commonly known as Silicon Oasis, it is a suburb buzzing with technology and innovation in the commercial sector. The development offers a free trade zone and facilitates companies operating within the technology park. It is described as a centrally-located community that integrates living and working spaces seamlessly.
According to Bayut’s 2020 Annual Rental Report, DSO is one of the most popular areas with affordable apartments for rent. Living in Dubai Silicon Oasis is ideal for anyone seeking a holistic community lifestyle. Featuring many residential buildings and gated sub-communities, DSO offers a range of accommodation options for individuals and families alike.
Silicon Oasis’s location is just off of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) connecting to major areas within and outside the emirate. The nearest metro station would be in Rashidiya, around 20 minutes away. From Centrepoint Metro Station you can take a public bus to reach DSO.
In the community, there are many bus stops at short intervals and Bus links 320, 321, 367, X25 and 50 shuttle around DSO. Catching a taxi or Uber/Careem is another option. If you’re planning to live in Dubai Silicon Oasis, having a driver’s license and a car is more convenient, as the community is located a little further away from the central hubs of the city.
DSO is ideal for families with children. There are many nurseries in Dubai Silicon Oasis such as Emirates British Nursery and British Orchard Nursery. Those in early ages can also go to GEMS Wellington Academy. It offers both the UK and IB curriculum and is one of the top-rated schools in the country.
Moreover, GEMS Modern Academy and Kings School Nad Al Sheba are some of the most notable schools near DSO. Vernus International School is a newly opened institute offering the American curriculum until Grade 5.
Extremely practical for young adults graduating high school and those seeking higher education, Dubai Silicon Oasis is located close to Academic City – the home of many internationally accredited universities. The closest options include Murdoch University in Dubai, Herriott-Watt University and the University of Wollongong. In addition, the community is home to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), a recognized New York-based institute offering degrees in technology and business.
Out of the many things to do in DSO, retail therapy tops the list. The Cedre Villas Community Centre caters to the day-to-day shopping needs. It also has a few restaurants, a salon, medical facility and a family recreation park besides the hypermarket. Additionally, residents looking for bargain shopping can head to Dubai Outlet Mall located at a 13-minute short drive.
Beach-lovers may have to drive a little further to spend a day by the sea. The closest option is Jumeirah Beach, a 25-minute drive away. Although, once there, visitors can enjoy various activities from cycling and swimming to enjoying meals and cocktails at the beach-side cafes.