Al Sufouh is a Dubai area located in the most dynamic part of Dubai, along the coast of the Arabian Gulf, south of Palm Jumeirah. It comprises two residential communities of Al Sufouh 1 and 2, as well as several free economic zones, among which Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai Internet City are the region-renowned oases of knowledge, science and technologies.
The area stretches along the coast from the "foot" of Palm Jumeirah to Dubai Media City, having occupied a big piece of the best and cleanest Dubai central sandy beaches, which is still free to enter due to its low popularity among fancy public. From the other side, the area is bordered by Sheikh Zayed Road. It gives Al Sufouh great geographical advantage, for the main transport artery of Dubai makes it easy to get to any place of Dubai in no time.
Two free economic zones – Dubai Knowledge Village (DKW) and Dubai Internet City (DIC) – make Al Sufouh Dubai’s Silicon Valley, the main center for education, science and technologies. Over 450 companies, including more than 16 universities and 200 plus other educational institutions from Australia, Belgium, Great Britain, Canada, Russia etc., are registered in the free zone of Dubai Knowledge Village, including Dubai Academic City, a special project within DKW.
And Dubai Internet City has gained the fame of the main technological center at the whole Middle East. A number of taxation, custom related benefits, which are guaranteed by law for a period of 50 years, as well as a 100% foreign ownership, resulted in all world leading companies in the field of high technology and the Internet having chosen DIC as their second home in the Middle East. This is where Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Intel, Huawei, Samsung, Microsoft, etc. regional offices are located.
At the moment, DIC alone has over 25 office high-rises with 1.5 million square feet of commercial space occupied by 1400 companies employing more than 10,000 people.
The government of Dubai has big plans for the further development of this strategically important area of Dubai. Al Sufouh will see great renovations in the future. The plan for the development of Logo Island, which will become part of the area, is ready, and Al Sofouh Street, the main street of the area, was recently renamed for King Salman Street in honor of the King of Saudi Arabia.