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GCC Countries Shifting from Oil-driven Economies to Data-Driven Economies, More than $5.5 Billion Investment to be in GCC Data Center Market - Arizton

will witness investments of USD 5.50 billion by 2028. GCC is an emerging market in the Middle East. It promotes investments from foreign entities and provides support for investments with its macro-economic policies and other incentives for investors. In GCC region, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, and Bahrain are working toward achieving their renewable energy targets by 2030 and 2050.

GCC Data Center Market

Saudi Arabia has the highest number of submarine cable connectivity due to its location, which can connect significant regions worldwide. The presence of smart cities in the region also drives data center investments. For instance, the NEOM project in Saudi Arabia is under development as a part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030, which will also comprise the facility development under a joint venture firm ZeroPoint DC.

The Reports Include:

Investment Values: ($ Billion)
Area Added: (Thousand Square Feet)
Power Capacity: (MW)
Colocation Market Revenue: ($ Billion)

GCC Data Center Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market Size (2028)

USD 5.50 Billion

Market Size (2022)

USD 3.44 Billion

CAGR (2022-2028)

8.14 %

Market Size -Area (2028)

1.91 million sq. Feet

Market Size - Power Capacity (2027)

370 MW

Historic Year


Base Year


Forecast Year


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Market Dynamics

·  High Adoption of Cloud Services

·  Growth in Submarine and Inland Cable Connectivity

·  Big Data & IoT Technology driving Data Center Investments

·  On-Premise Data Center to the Colocation Facilities

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Why Should You Buy This Research?

Market size available in the investment, area, power capacity, and GCC market revenue.Assess the revenue share between retail and wholesale colocation across the GCC region.Assessment of the data center construction cost breakup across the GCC region.Study of the macroeconomic and microeconomic factors across the GCC region.An assessment of the data center investment in the GCC region by the data center operators.Investments in the area (square feet) and power capacity (MW) across locations in the GCC region.A detailed study of the existing GCC data center market landscape, an in-depth industry analysis, and insightful predictions about market size during the forecast period.Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party data center facilities in the GCC market.Facilities Covered (Existing): 78Facilities Identified (Upcoming): 44Coverage: 6 CountriesExisting vs. Upcoming (Area)Existing vs. Upcoming (IT Load Capacity)The GCC market investments are classified into IT, power, cooling, and general construction services with sizing and forecast.A comprehensive analysis of the latest trends, growth rate, potential opportunities, growth restraints, and prospects for the industry.Business overview and product offerings of prominent IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors, support infrastructure providers, and investors operating in the industry.A transparent research methodology and the analysis of the demand and supply aspects of the market.

Key Vendors Profiled in the Report

IT Infrastructure Providers: Arista Networks, Atos, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hitachi Vantara, Huawei Technologies, IBM, Juniper Networks, Lenovo, NetApp, and Oracle.

Data Center Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors: AECOM, Al Latifia Trading & Contracting, Aldar Properties, Arup, Ashi & Bushnag, Atkins, Capitoline, Dar, DC PRO BV, Direct Services, Edarat Group, EGEC, Egis, HATCO, HHM Building Contracting, Hill International, ICS Nett, INT'LTEC Group, JAMED, James L. Williams (JLW), Laing O'Rourke, Linesight, M+W Group, Mace, Marafie Group, McLaren Construction Group, Red Engineering, RW Armstrong, SANA Creative Systems, Specialist Technical Services (STS Group), and Turner & Townsend.

Support Infrastructure Providers: ABB, Airedale, Alfa Laval, Canovate, Caterpillar, Cummins, Delta Electronics, Eaton, Enrogen, Envicool, Grundfos, Honeywell International, Johnson Controls, Legrand, Mitsubishi Electric, Rittal, Rolls-Royce, STULZ, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and Vertiv.

Data Center Investors: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Batelco, Etisalat (e&), Equinix, Gulf Data Hub, Google, Khazna Data Centers, MEEZA, Mobily, Moro Hub, Oman Data Park, Ooredoo, Saudi Telecom Company (stc), Tencent Cloud, Zain, and Zajil Telecom

New Entrants: EDGNEX, Quantum Switch, and ZeroPoint DC

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The report includes the investment in the following areas: 

IT InfrastructureServersStorage SystemsNetwork InfrastructureElectrical InfrastructureUPS SystemsGeneratorsSwitches & SwitchgearsPDUsOther Electrical InfrastructureMechanical InfrastructureCooling SystemsRacksOther Mechanical InfrastructureCooling SystemsCRAC and CRAH UnitsChillers UnitsCooling Towers, Condensers, and Dry CoolersOther Cooling UnitsGeneral ConstructionCore & Shell DevelopmentInstallation & Commissioning ServicesEngineering & Building DesignFire Detection & SuppressionPhysical SecurityData Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)Tier StandardTier I & Tier IITier IIITier IVGeographyUAESaudi ArabiaBahrainOmanKuwaitQatar

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United Arab Emirates Data Center Market - The United Arab Emirates data center market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.90% from 2022 to 2027 The United Arab Emirates is among the top data center markets in the Middle East. The country has the presence of local and global operators such as Equinix, Khazna Data Centers, Gulf Data Hub, and Etisalat, among others. The high internet and social media penetration across the country driven by COVID-19, deployment of 5G services, and better and improved inland connectivity make UAE an attractive market for investors.

Middle East and Africa Data Center Market - The Middle East and Africa data center market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 10% from 2022 to 2027. The Middle East & Africa data center market has attracted significant investments in recent years, led by countries such as Israel, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the UAE, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, and Nigeria. The Middle East & African countries are working toward adopting digital transformation to attract foreign investments. Moreover, 5G network deployment fuels digital transformation, IoT, smart cities, and the fourth industrial revolution.

Middle East Data Center Market - The Middle east data center market will witness investments of USD 6.73 billion in 2027. The demand for cloud computing, big data, and IoT technologies will be a predominant driver for data center development in the Middle Eastern region. The Middle Eastern region witnessed data center investments from telecommunication service providers and global colocation operators. Most Middle Eastern countries' government are taking initiatives by developing special economic zones and industrial parks, which provides tax exemptions for data center development.

Table of Content

1. Existing & Upcoming Third-Party Data Centers in GCC

1.1. Historical Market Scenario

1.2. 75+ Unique Data Center Properties

1.3. Data Center IT Load Capacity

1.4. Data Center White Floor Area Space

1.5. Existing Vs Upcoming Data Center Capacity by Countries

1.6. Countries Covered

1.6.1. UAE

1.6.2. Saudi Arabia

1.6.3. Bahrain

1.6.4. Oman

1.6.5. Kuwait

1.6.6. Qatar

1.7. List of Upcoming Data Center Facilities

2. Investment Opportunities in GCC

2.1. Investment Opportunities in GCC

2.2. Investment by Area

2.3. Investment by Power Capacity

3. Market Dynamics

3.1. Market Drivers

3.2. Market Trends

3.3. Market Restraints

4. Market Segmentation

4.1. IT Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast

4.2. Electrical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast

4.3. Mechanical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast

4.4. General Construction Services: Market Size & Forecast

5. Tier Standard Investment

5.1. Tier I & II

5.2. Tier III

5.3. Tier IV

6. Geography Segmentation

6.1. UAE

6.1.1. Microeconomic & Macroeconomic Factors for the UAE Market

6.1.2. Investment Opportunities in UAE

6.1.3. Investment by Area

6.1.4. Investment by Power Capacity

6.2. Saudi Arabia

6.2.1. Microeconomic & Macroeconomic Factors for Saudi Arabia Market

6.2.2. Investment Opportunities in Saudi Arabia

6.2.3. Investment by Area

6.2.4. Investment by Power Capacity

6.3. Bahrain

6.3.1. Microeconomic & Macroeconomic Factors for Bahrain Market

6.3.2. Investment Opportunities in Bahrain

6.3.3. Investment by Area

6.3.4. Investment by Power Capacity

6.4. Oman

6.4.1. Microeconomic & Macroeconomic Factors for Oman Market

6.4.2. Investment Opportunities in Oman

6.4.3. Investment by Area

6.4.4. Investment by Power Capacity

6.5. Kuwait

6.5.1. Microeconomic & Macroeconomic Factors for Kuwait Market

6.5.2. Investment Opportunities in Kuwait

6.5.3. Investment by Area

6.5.4. Investment by Power Capacity

6.6. Qatar

6.6.1. Microeconomic & Macroeconomic Factors for Qatar Market

6.6.2. Investment Opportunities in Qatar

6.6.3. Investment by Area

6.6.4. Investment by Power Capacity

7. Key Market Participants

7.1. IT Infrastructure Providers

7.2. Construction Contractors

7.3. Support Infrastructure Providers

7.4. Data Center Investors

7.5. New Entrants

8. Appendix

8.1. Market Derivation

8.2. Quantitative Summary

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