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THE UAE DATA CENTER MARKET SIZE WILL WITNESS INVESTMENTS OF USD 1015 MILLION BY 2026, GROWING AT A CAGR OF 7.99% DURING 2021–2026

The UAE Data Center Market Research Report Includes Size in Terms of Investment, Area, Power Capacity, and Colocation Revenues. Get Insights on 24 Existing and 13 Upcoming Facilities Spread across 5 cities, including Dubai, Abu Dubai, and Other Cities (Al Ain, Fujairah, and Sharjah).

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) DATA CENTER MARKET REPORT SCOPE

Report Attribute Details
MARKET SIZE (INVESTMENTS) USD 1015 MILLION (2026)
MARKET SIZE (POWER CAPACITY) 35 MW (2026)
MARKET SIZE (AREA) 165 THOUSAND SQ. FT (2026)
COLOCATION MARKET SIZE (REVENUE) USD 245 MILLION (2026)
CAGR (INVESTMENTS) 7.99% (2021-2026)
Base Year 2020
FORECAST YEAR 2021-2026

UAE DATA CENTER MARKET INSIGHTS

  • The United Arab Emirates is working towards installing 42 GW of renewable energy in the country by 2050. Around 170 MW of power capacity will be added across the UAE during 2021-2026.
  • The UAE is expected to spend more than USD 5.3 billion on IT enterprises in 2021, which will lead to the development of more facilities across the country.
  • The UAE is one of the preferred investment locations in the Middle East, attracting investments in around four colocation data center facilities in 2020.
  • The UAE has leading cloud service providers such as Oracle, Alibaba Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and IBM.
  • In July 2021, du and Wipro together launched their multi-cloud platform that aims to accelerate digital transformation and cloud adoption across the United Arab Emirates data center market.
  • In 2020, the total investment in the UAE data center industry was around USD 640 million. Dubai is one of the most preferred data centers in the UAE, followed by Abu Dhabi.

UAE Data Center Market 

COMPARISON BETWEEN EXISTING AND UPCOMING AREA

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  • Market size available in the area, power capacity, investment, and colocation revenue.
  • An assessment of the UAE facilities investment in the industry by colocation, hyperscale, and enterprise operators
  • Data center investments in terms of white floor area (square feet) and power capacity (MW) across cities in the country
  • A detailed study of the existing UAE data center landscape, an in-depth industry analysis, and insightful predictions about the United Arab Emirates data center market size during the forecast period
  • Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party facilities in UAE
    • o Facilities Covered (Existing): 24
    • o Facilities Identified (Upcoming): 13
    • o Coverage: 5 cities
    • o Existing vs. Upcoming (Data Center Area)
    • o Existing vs. Upcoming (IT Load Capacity)
  • Data center colocation market in UAE
    • o Market Revenue & Forecast (2020-2026)
    • o Retail Colocation Pricing
    • o Wholesale Colocation Pricing
  • Classification of the UAE market investments into multiple segments and sub-segments (IT, power, data center cooling, and general construction services) with market sizing and forecast.
  • A comprehensive analysis of the latest trends, growth rate, potential opportunities, and growth restraints, and prospects for the market.
  • Business overview and product offerings of prominent IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors, support infrastructure providers, and investors operating in the market.
  • A transparent research methodology and the analysis of the demand and supply aspect of the industry.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REPORT

  • In terms of power capacity, data centers in the UAE added a power capacity of over 20 MW in 2020.
  • The use of DCIM / BMS software reduces power consumption and decreases carbon emissions, resulting in significant savings in data center OPEX, and also reduces human intrusions to handle critical tasks. Thereby, the usage of DCIM / BMS software is increasingly rising in UAE.
  • In 2021, Amazon Web Services is investing in the development of a cloud region in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Gulf Data Hub is investing in the development of its Dubai data center facility in the UAE, which is expected to be online by Q3 2021.
  • In 2020, Etisalat invested in its Jebel Ali data center in Dubai with an estimated power capacity of around 12 MW. Khazna Data Centers added 7.5 MW of power capacity in its Dubai data center.

UAE Data Center Market White Space Area 

MARKET SIZE BY WHITE FLOOR AREA

UAE DATA CENTER MARKET VENDOR LANDSCAPE

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Equinix, Etisalat Group, Future Digital Data Systems, Gulf Data Hub, Khazna Data Centers, and Moro Hub are key investors in the UAE market. The rapid investment in 5G technology and its deployment by vendors lead to increasing investments in data centers. Evoteq, the digital transformation catalyst, and Khazna Data Centers collaborated to develop Sharjah’s first Tier III data center in the UAE.

REPORT COVERAGE:

This report analyzes the UAE Data Center market share and elaboratively analyzes the existing and upcoming facilities and investments in terms of IT, electrical, mechanical infrastructure, general construction, tier standard, and geography. It discusses market sizing and estimation for different segments for the investment in the facilities. The segmentation includes:

EXISTING VS. UPCOMING DATA CENTERS

Existing Facilities in the region (White Floor Area and Power Capacity)

  • Dubai
  • Abu Dubai
  • Other Cities

List of Upcoming Facilities in the region (White Floor Area and Power Capacity)

UAE DATA CENTER INVESTMENT COVERAGE

  • Infrastructure Type
    • o IT Infrastructure
    • o Electrical Infrastructure
    • o Mechanical Infrastructure
    • o General Construction
  • IT Infrastructure
    • o Server
    • o Storage Systems
    • o Network Infrastructure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
    • o UPS Systems
    • o Generators
    • o Transfer Switches and Switchgears
    • o PDUs
    • o Other Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
    • o Cooling Systems
    • o Rack Cabinets
    • o Other Mechanical Infrastructure
  • Cooling Systems
  • o CRAC & CRAH Units
  • o Chillers
  • o Cooling Towers, Condensers, and Dry Coolers
  • o Other Cooling Units
  • General Construction
    • o Building Development
    • o Installation & Commissioning Services
    • o Building & Engineering Design
    • o Physical Security
    • o Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)
  • Tier Segments
    • o Tier I & Tier II
    • o Tier III
    • o Tier IV
  • Geography
    • o Dubai
    • o Abu Dubai
    • o Other Cities

VENDOR LANDSCAPE

IT Infrastructure Providers - Arista Networks, Atos, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei Technologies, IBM, Lenovo, and NetApp

Construction Constructors & Sub-Contractors – Aldar Properties, DC PRO Engineering, Edarat Group, HHM Building Contracting, Laing O’Rourke, Linesight, M+W Group (Exyte), McLAREN Construction Group, RED, RW Armstrong, and Turner & Townsend

Support Infrastructure Providers – ABB, Caterpillar, Cummins, Delta Electronics, Eaton, HITEC Power Protection, Johnson Controls, Legrand, Rittal, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, Schneider Electric, STULZ, Shenzhen Envicool Technology, Siemens, and Vertiv

Data Center Investor – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Equinix, Etisalat Group, Future Digital Data Systems, Gulf Data Hub, Khazna Data Centers, and Moro Hub

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Datacenter Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Datacenter Construction Contractors
  • Datacenter Infrastructure Providers
  • New Entrants
  • Consultants/Consultancies/Advisory Firms
  • Corporate and Governments Agencies

Frequently Asked Questions

How big is the UAE data center market?

UAE data center market size will witness investments of USD 1015 million by 2026.

What are the investment opportunities in the UAE data center market?

Deployment of 5G and other advanced technologies are creating investment opportunities in the market.

What are the latest market trends in the UAE data center market?

The incorporation of IoT-based solutions and cloud computing are the latest trends.

Who are the key investors for the data center market in UAE?

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Equinix, Etisalat Group, Future Digital Data Systems, Gulf Data Hub, Khazna Data Centers, and Moro Hub are the key investors.

What are some existing and upcoming data centers in the United Arab Emirates?

24 existing and 13 upcoming data centers in the United Arab Emirates data center market.

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The UAE is one of the largest data center hubs in the Middle East. The country is currently witnessing investments in 13 facilities, which are expected to be operational in 2-3 years. Over USD 750 million will be invested in data center development across the UAE during 2021-2026. The country is witnessing investments from government entities, colocation, and enterprise data center facilities during the forecast period. 

Base Year: 2020

Forecast Year: 2021−2026

The report considers the present scenario of the UAE data center market and its market dynamics for the forecast period 2021−2026. It covers a detailed overview of several growth enablers, restraints, and trends in the market. The study includes the demand and supply aspects of the market.

The report segments data center investment by the following areas:

Market Segmentation by Infrastructure Type

  • IT Infrastructure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
  • General Construction

Market Segmentation by IT Infrastructure

  • Server
  • Storage
  • Network Infrastructure

Market Segmentation by Electrical Infrastructure

  • UPS Systems
  • Generators
  • Transfer Switches and Switchgears
  • PDUs
  • Other Electrical Infrastructure

Market Segmentation by Mechanical Infrastructure

  • Cooling Systems
  • Rack Cabinets
  • Other Mechanical Infrastructure

Market Segmentation by General Construction

  • Building Development
  • Installation & Commissioning Services
  • Building & Engineering Design
  • Physical Security
  • Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)

Market Segmentation by Cooling Systems

  • CRAC & CRAH Units
  • Chillers
  • Cooling Towers, Condensers, and Dry Coolers
  • Other Cooling Units

Market Segmentation by Tier Segments

  • Tier I & Tier II
  • Tier III
  • Tier IV

Market Segmentation by Geography

  • Dubai
  • Abu Dubai
  • Other Cities

IT Infrastructure Providers

  • Arista Networks
  • Atos
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • Huawei Technologies
  • IBM
  • Lenovo
  • NetApp

Construction Constructors & Sub-Contractors 

  • Aldar Properties
  • DC PRO Engineering
  • Edarat Group
  • HHM Building Contracting
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Linesight
  • M+W Group (Exyte)
  • McLAREN Construction Group
  • RED
  • RW Armstrong
  • Turner & Townsend

Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Delta Electronics
  • Eaton
  • HITEC Power Protection
  • Johnson Controls
  • Legrand
  • Rittal
  • Rolls-Royce Power Systems
  • Schneider Electric
  • STULZ
  • Shenzhen Envicool Technology
  • Siemens
  • Vertiv Group

Data Center Investor

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Equinix
  • Etisalat Group
  • Future Digital Data Systems
  • Gulf Data Hub
  • Khazna Data Centers
  • Moro Hub

Chapter 1: Existing & Upcoming Third-Party Data Centers In UAE

  • 10+ Unique Data Center Properties
  • Data Center IT Load Capacity
  • Data Center White Floor Area Space
  • Existing Vs Upcoming Data Center Capacity by Cities
  • Cities Covered
    • Dubai
    • Abu Dhabi
  • Other Cities

Chapter 2: Investment Opportunities In UAE

  • Data Center Investments
  • Investment by Area
  • Investment by Power Capacity

Chapter 3: Data Center Colocation Market In UAE

  • Colocation Services Market in the UAE
  • Retail Colocation vs Wholesale Data Center Colocation
  • Colocation Pricing (Quarter Rack, Half Rack, Full Rack) & Add-ons

Chapter 4: Market Dynamics

  • Market Drivers
  • Market Trends
  • Market Restraints

Chapter 5: Market Segmentation

  • IT Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
  • Electrical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
  • Mechanical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
  • General Construction Services: Market Size & Forecast

Chapter 6: Tier Standard Investment

  • Tier I & II
  • Tier III
  • Tier IV

Chapter 7: Geographic Segmentation

  • Dubai
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Other Cities

Chapter 8: Key Market Participants

  • IT Infrastructure Providers
  • Construction Contractors
  • Support Infrastructure Providers
  • Data Center Investors 

Chapter 9: Appendix

  • Market Derivation
  • Quantitative Summary 

Exhibit 1             Third-Party Data Centers Snapshot

Exhibit 2             Third-Party Data Center Snapshot by Cities

Exhibit 3             Area Developed by Cities (thousand square feet)

Exhibit 4             Power Capacity by Cities (MW)

Exhibit 5             Data Center Market Size & Forecast by Investment ($ Million)

Exhibit 6             Data Center Market Size & Forecast by Area 2020−2026 (Million Square Feet)

Exhibit 7             Market Size & Forecast by Power Capacity 2020−2026 (MW)

Exhibit 8             Data Center Colocation Service Revenue: Market Size & Forecast by 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 9             Retail Colocation Pricing 2020

Exhibit 10           Wholesale Colocation Pricing 2020

Exhibit 11           Market Size & Forecast by IT Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 12           Market Size & Forecast by Electrical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 13           Market Size & Forecast by Mechanical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 14           Market Size & Forecast by Cooling Systems 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 15           Market Size & Forecast by General Construction 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 16           Market Size & Forecast by Tier Standards 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 17           Market Size & Forecast in Dubai by Investment 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 18           Market Size & Forecast in Dubai by Area 2020−2026 (Thousand Square Feet)

Exhibit 19           Market Size & Forecast in Dubai by Power Capacity 2020−2026 (MW)

Exhibit 20           Market Size & Forecast in Abu Dhabi by Investment 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 21           Market Size & Forecast in Abu Dhabi by Area 2020−2026 (Thousand Square Feet)

Exhibit 22           Market Size & Forecast in Abu Dhabi by Power Capacity 2020−2026 (MW)

Exhibit 23           Market Size & Forecast in Other Cities by Investment 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 24           Market Size & Forecast in Other Cities by Area 2020−2026 (Thousand Square Feet)

Exhibit 25           Market Size & Forecast in Other Cities by Power Capacity 2020−2026 (MW)

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1               List of Upcoming Data Center Projects

Table 2               Data Center Site Selection Criteria

Table 3               Overall Market Size & Forecast 2020−2026

Table 4               Market Size & Forecast by Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 5               Market Size & Forecast by IT Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 6               Market Size & Forecast by Electrical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 7               Market Size & Forecast by Mechanical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 8               Market Size & Forecast by Cooling Systems 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 9               Market Size & Forecast by General Construction 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 10             Investment Market Size & Forecast by Tier Standards 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 11             Investment Market Size & Forecast by Dubai 2020−2026

Table 12             Investment Market Size & Forecast by Abu Dhabi 2020−2026

Table 13             Investment Market Size & Forecast by Other Cities 2020−2026

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