Khazna Data Centers has broken ground on two data center facilities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The two facilities currently in development – known as DXB2 and DXB3 – are located in Dubai Design District and Ibn Battuta respectively. The two facilities will have a combined capacity of 43MW.
DXB2 and DXB3 will begin operations in Q3 2023 and Q1 2024, respectively. The DXB3 facility will be an extension of an existing facility transferred to Khazna following the strategic partnership between G42 and e&.
Hassan Al Naqbi, CEO of Khazna Data Centers, said: “The functioning of our digital economy highly depends on data today, with data centers as an ever-increasingly indispensable component for the success of companies in the digital era. The establishment of DXB2 and DXB3 and the continuous investments of Khazna Data Centers in the UAE is a testament to our integral role in supporting the country’s digital economy and digital future.”
In January Khazna announced plans to build two facilities in Dubai in partnership with local technology hub Dubai Internet City (DIC). Details at the time were lacking, but it is likely these are the same facilities.
DIC is part of TECOM Group, and offers a number of co-working and commercial spaces to technology companies and startups. TECOM is owned by the UAE state-owned investment holding company, Dubai Holding.
Founded in 2012, Etisalat Group and G42 announced plans to combine their data center portfolios under the Khazna brand in October 2021. Khazna operates a total of eight data centers and has around three data centers under construction with a further three in the pipeline totaling 220MW across the United Arab Emirates.