Beirut-based Khatib & Alamihas also completed the design for DSO’s headquarters. Tenders for the main construction package are expected to be issued in late October. The project calls for the construction of a 16-17-storey tower with associated facilities. The client is also preparing to issue tender documents by the end of October to carry out enabling works for the entire project. A tender for the complete infrastructure works is due out by year-end.

Estimated to cost $1,300 million, Dubai Silicon Oasis will cover a built-up area of 7.2 million square metres in Dubai’s Nad al-Sheba district. The project aims to attract global technology companies in the electronics and microelectronics industries to establish research and development, design, manufacturing and fabrication facilities.

US-based Industrial Design & Construction (IDC)carried out the masterplan. The local Archon Engineeringis the consultant.