Welcome to the Gulf Data Centre Association (GDCA) – a trade organisation designed to promote the data centre sector for associated businesses operating in countries comprising the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).


Why join the GDCA?


19 events across the GCC throughout the year, including an annual regional conference, Touchdown Middle East.

Market Intelligence Reporting

Detailed market intelligence downloaded straight from our website, as well as market-by-market commentary and regular market updates.


Weekly curated newsletter of the leading data centre stories in the Gulf, including product launches and company updates.

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“It was great to be involved in the GDCA inaugural event in Bahrain, presenting our thoughts on providing renewable energy to the Datacenter sector. Great presentations from other contributors were followed by some really insightful discussions in the networking sessions afterwards. It was fantastic to meet with such a diverse group of companies discussing issues and opportunities in the Gulf Data Center sector.”

Phil Searl /
Managing Partner
Tanshia Consulting

“It was a pleasure and an honour to be asked to contribute to the GDCA inaugural event in Dubai. Along with benefiting from some great legal insights from CRS and getting a good understanding of edge data centres from Proximity I was delighted to share my views on data centres from a real estate perspective as they are becoming an important real estate asset class now for most real estate investors and one we are increasingly being asked to advise on with the growth of the industry in the region.

I shall look forward to attending the Riyadh chapter in the near future and reconnecting
with industry peers”

Stephen Flanagan / Partner
Head of Valuation & Advisory

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