Middle East Data Center Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Middle East Data Center market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Middle East Data Center size report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.


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Middle East Data Center Market Summary
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https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/study%20period/1629296433432_test~study_period_study_period.svg Study Period 2017 - 2029
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg Market Volume (2024) 1.03 Thousand MW
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg Market Volume (2029) 2.06 Thousand MW
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Largest Share by Tier Type Tier 3
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg CAGR (2024 - 2029) 14.80 %
https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/globe/1629285706162_test~globe_globe.svg Largest Share by Country United Arab Emirates

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Key Players



Middle East Data Center Market Analysis

The Middle East Data Center Market size is estimated at 1.03 thousand MW in 2024, and is expected to reach 2.06 thousand MW by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 14.80% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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USD 12,365.68 Million

Market Size in 2024

USD 28,385.3 Million

Market Size in 2029


CAGR (2017-2023)


CAGR (2024-2029)

IT Load Capacity

1,033 MW

Value, IT Load Capacity , 2024

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The IT load capacity of the data center market will have steady growth and is expected to achieve 2,059.5 MW by 2029. The region is witnessing planned expansion in the massive and large segments across all types of DCs.

Total Raised Floor Space

Sq. Ft. 4.57 M

Volume, Raised Floor Space , 2024

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The total raised floor area in the region is expected to increase to 9.7 million sq. ft by 2029. Rising adoption of smart devices for home automation, growing demand for digitalization applications would accelerate the data centers market.

Installed Racks


Volume, Installed Racks , 2024

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The number of installed racks is expected to reach 496,769 units by 2029. Saudi Arabia is expected to house the maximum number of racks by 2029. In January 2022, Saudi Arabia had 34.84 million internet users and growing in coming years.

# of DC Operators & DC Facilities

59 and 153

Volume, DC Facilities , 2024

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There are 153 colocation data center facilities in the Middle East. The development of fiber connectivity, increasing power supply, and high demand for data center services from end users are increasing DC construction in the region.

Leading Market Player


Market Share, Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily) , 2023

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Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily) has the highest market share of 18.6% in the data center market. The company currently operates at an IT load capacity of 168.3 MW and is expected to increase its capacity during the forecast period.

Tier 3 data centers accounts for majority market share in 2023, Tier-4 is the fastest growing in forecasted period

  • The tier 3 segment currently holds the majority of the market share in the Middle East due to the significant advantages of its features. These tiers have a high level of redundancy and multiple power and cooling paths. The tier 3 data centers have an uptime of around 99.982%, resulting in 1.6 hours of downtime per year. With the increased adoption of edge and cloud connectivity, the tier 3 segment is expected to grow further.
  • The tier 3 segment of the Middle Eastern market operated at an IT load capacity of 464.68 MW in 2022. During the forecast period (2022-2029), the IT load capacity is expected to grow from 621.78 MW in 2023 to 1,214.86 MW in 2029, with a CAGR of 11.81%.
  • The tier 4 segment is expected to record the fastest CAGR of 26.51%. Several developing countries are focusing on getting Tier 4 certifications to benefit from complete fault tolerance and redundancy for all components. Due to such advantages, even developing countries are adopting tier 4 zones.
  • The development of digital infrastructures such as data centers is required to implement 5G applications. More recently, the expansion of 24/7 business continuity services has increased the preference for tier 3 and 4 data centers due to the growing number of global companies. Data is an essential component of BFSI companies due to the stringent laws governing data storage and protection in the market. The BFSI sector is defined by digitalization. Due to the growing usage of various banking applications, data in the BFSI sector is growing exponentially.
Middle East Data Center Market

UAE accounted for majority share in terms of volume in 2023, Saudi Arabis is fastest growing throughout the forecasted period

  • In the coming years, the Middle East region is expected to increase its investment in the data center market. Several factors are facilitating the expansion of data centers in the area. The region's governments' smart city ambitions are driving a shift in how modern communities are built. Cities of the future, supported by digital technologies, are expected to generate massive amounts of data. It is critical to optimize data capture, storage, and processing.
  • Domestic data growth and the emergence of 5G networks drive demand for localized data centers to speed up data transfer. Uncertain data sovereignty regulations in certain jurisdictions, including the GCC, drive data center investments. This emphasizes the importance of organizations such as banks retaining customer data within the country.
  • The United Arab Emirates has been a prime location for data centers in the region as one of the frontrunners in the race to establish a robust and competitive digital economy. According to Arcadis' Data Centre Location Index, the UAE's "well-established fiber broadband network" helped the country secure the top spot for mobile broadband penetration. At the same time, the ease of obtaining construction permits and new smart city initiatives make it an emerging location for data center investment.
  • Saudi Arabia launched a USD 18 billion strategy in July 2021 to establish a nationwide network of large-scale data centers. According to the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the first batch of investment partners includes local firms Gulf Data Hub, Al-Moammar Information Systems, and Saudi FAS Holding.