23 March - 1 April 2014
MENOG 14, Dubai

31 March 2014
2nd Middle East Peering Forum, Dubai

1 April 2014
MENA Peering Technology Seminar, Dubai

11-14 May 2014
International Telecoms Week ITW 2014, Chicago

September 2014
Asian Carriers Conference ACC, tba

21-30 September 2014

Welcome to UAE-IX

A new IXP is born!

October 2012 marks the start of UAE-IX, an Internet exchange in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), fully managed by DE-CIX, the world´s largest Internet Exchange, based in Frankfurt, Germany.

UAE-IX is the neutral Internet traffic exchange platform for the Middle East, that interconnects global networks and, above all, network operators and content providers in the GCC region. The UAE-IX is built on a fully redundant switching platform located in high-class secure datacenter in Dubai.  Initiated by the UAE’s Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) and powered by DE-CIX, UAE-IX delivers a highly available local alternative for regional traffic exchange, localizing Internet content. 

“Across continents, data traffic is on the rise,” says Harald A. Summa, Managing Director of DE-CIX Management GmbH in Frankfurt. “The Internet’s global infrastructure must grow with it so that data travel shorter distances to get to users. As the operator of the largest Internet exchange in the world, we have drawn on our long-standing expertise to help design UAE-IX. UAE-IX will turn the GCC into an independent international hub for the digital economy and will no doubt attract Internet service providers from Europe, Africa and even India, Pakistan and China.”