Draka Cable Chosen For UAE Technology Park Headquarters

Draka Cable Chosen For UAE Technology Park Headquarters

The complex is considered by many to be the only technology park in the region that provides both a living and working integrated community. It houses micro-electronic and opto-electronic related enterprises, a state-of-the-art microelectronics innovation centre, fabrication plants, research and development centres, specialised academic institutions and residential areas.

Options from Draka’s Firetuf range of OHLS – Halogen Free, Low Smoke – fire performance cables were selected for the headquarters building’s critical safety systems that include extensive and sophisticated fire alarm and emergency lighting installations. They were chosen for the cables’ proven ability to maintain their integrity for the specified period during a fire to enable the safe and orderly evacuation of staff and visitors.

All of the selected Draka cables are third-party approved by LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) and BASEC (British Approvals Service for Cables) underpinning their numerous national and international approvals.

The master plan for the entire complex was the brainchild of US-headquartered IDC Architects and the DSO headquarters building was constructed by UAE-based Arabtech Construction.

The Dubai Silicon Oasis project was one of a growing number of high-profile projects in the United Arab Emirates to opt for the security and reliability of Draka cables. Others include the Dubai Mall, Jumeirah Al Khor development, Motor City, the Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, and the Entrepreneur Business Village.

Draka is a leading designer and manufacturer of fire performance cables, zero halogen power cables and building wires, and more information on its cable offering and customer support services can be found at The company is part of the Prysmian Group, which has 22,000 employees across 50 countries and 98 plants. Further details on Draka cables are available by telephone on +44 (0) 1332 345431, by fax on +44 (0) 1332 331237, and via email at