The GDCA is a trade organisation designed to propel the growth of the data centre industry across the GCC in the Middle East.

The GDCA provides a platform for those involved in operating, servicing, or investing in data centres across Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates to promote growth within the industry and to develop Middle Eastern digital infrastructure. Through a regular cadence of events across the region and a series of market intelligence reports for every GDCA data centre market, the GDCA enables members from the public and private sector to share knowledge, best practice, and market intelligence.

Founded in September 2022, the GDCA has already welcomed over 800 members to the association and is currently accepting induvial and organisation members free-of-charge. All members have access to the GDCAs events, including Touchdown Middle East; complimentary detailed market intelligence reporting; and a monthly curated newsletter covering breaking and leading data centre stories in the Gulf region.

The GDCA is supported by its knowledge partner, leading data centre specialist consultancy, TechRE Consulting, and by its sponsors from across the region.

e: membership@gulfdca.com
t: +973 33611145

What makes GDCA different

Market Leader

An acknowledged leader in data centre market reporting for the whole of the Gulf region.


Arranges a wide range of events offering knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities.


Hosts an open online platform serving all of its constituent members.