AWS Direct Connect is now live at its first location in the Middle East in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at Equinix DX1. In the Management Console, this location can be found under its home region of EU (Ireland). Customers in the Middle East can now establish a dedicated network connection from their premises to AWS. With global access for AWS Direct Connect, you can use this location and reach AWS resources in any global AWS region using global public VIFs and Direct Connect Gateway. When connecting to any AWS region, your data will not hairpin via the home region of EU (Ireland) if it is not in the shortest path to your desired AWS region.