Dubai is one of the largest data center hubs in the Middle East. Currently, it is witnessing investment in 13 facilities that are expected to be operational in the coming 2 to 3 years. Approximately USD 750 million will be invested in data center projects in UAE from 2021 to 2026.
One of the best data centers in the Middle East is in the United Arab Emirates. Local and international businesses including Equinix, Etisalat, Khazna Data Centers, and the Gulf Data Hub are present in the nation. The UAE is an appealing market for investors due to its high internet and social media penetration across the country, as a result of COVID-19, and the deployment of 5G services, as well as improved island infrastructure and better connectivity.
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and other places like Fujairah are among the most well-known data center in UAE. It has gone on to introduce a personal data protection law in the country that will protect the confidentiality of the citizen’s data and enhance the country’s market.
The Energy Strategy 2050 aims to have zero carbon emissions in the country and increase investment in renewable energy sources to power facilities with clean and green energy. This is expected to continue during the forecast period. Developing free trade zones (TZ), and special economic zones ( in the country and increasing investment in renewable energy sources to power facilities with clean and green energy. This is expected to continue during the forecast period. Developing free trade zones (FTZ), special economic zones (SEZs), and smart city investments are expected to pep up the market for a data center in UAE.
- The United Arab Emirates data center market presently has 25 operational collection centers. Most of the colocation centers are being designed according to Tier 2 standards. An example is Macro Hub, and Huawei Technologies is coming up with a facility in Dubai that will be certified as Tier 2 by Uptime Institute.
- The country is reporting an improvement in inland and submarine connectivity. For example, 2 Africa will connect the UAE with other countries like Spain, India, Oman, and other countries that are deployed.
- The COVID-19 standard and remote working have led to an increase in data penetration across all levels. Apart from that, the UAE’s DC market is expected to benefit from migration from on-premises to cloud, colocation, and managed services.
- Khazna data center is one of the significant operators in the country and has planned to increase its IT load from 40 MW to 200 MW by 2023.
- The UAE’s development of smart cities and the widespread adoption of 5G services will increase demand for more data centers in the nation and increase data traffic.
Khazna is coming up with two data centers in Dubai
Khazna data center is expected to come up with a couple of data centers in Dubai. They have gone on to enter into a partnership with a local hub, Dubai Internet City, to come up with two facilities in the city. The details about the specifications, location information, or timelines were not shared, but the facilities are expected to be located near the DIC hub, which is close to the artificial island of Jumeirah.
The partnership between Dubai’s internet system and Khazna will support the digital ecosystem of Dubai, with technological businesses such as cloud computing services able to achieve a higher level of connectivity. Hence, they will be able to deliver effective services to their customers, partners, and employees.