Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Free Zone

The Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) was formed in 2004 and is fully owned by the Government of Dubai. It provides both a vibrant and functioning integrated community. Silicon Oasis is a free zone authority that provides incentives and benefits to companies operating in the technology park. The Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority promotes modern technology-based industries within a community planned by city leaders, state-of-the-art infrastructure and in-house services.

DSO has a total capacity of 97,740 m² of commercial space for rental offices. DSO has created a high-tech ecosystem to facilitate technological cooperation and innovation. DSO identifies six key elements for its high-tech ecosystem: large companies, start-ups and SMEs, universities and an incubation centre, venture capital funds, a high-tech infrastructure and government and business services.

The DSO community has a range of residential and lifestyle facilities including schools, universities, hospitals, community centres, shopping complexes, swimming pools and tennis courts. The DSO Community has been landscaped with green parks, interconnecting courtyards and children’s playgrounds. In addition, there is 24-hour security, daily maintenance and a fully developed road network.

Business facilities of the Dubai Silicon Oasis

  • Offices
  • Multi-purpose storage and production
  • Land for development
  • Conference facilities
  • Equipment
  • Student accommodation

Types of companies

1- Branch

Any established company, whether in the UAE or abroad, can register its subsidiary in the Dubai Silicon Oasis. The activity of the branch to be carried out in Dubai Silicon Oasis must be identical to that of the parent company.

2- Establishment of a Free Trade Zone (FZE)

An FZE is a legal entity founded / registered by a single shareholder. The shareholder can be either a natural or a non-natural person.

3- Free Zone Company (FZCO)

A FZCO is a legal entity with at least two shareholders. Shareholders can be either individuals or non-individuals / companies.

Operating licences

Service license: This allows the registered entity to perform only certain services.
Trade Licence: This allows the registered entity to carry out activities related to the import, export and distribution of goods and items as specified in the licence.
Industry License: This allows the registered entity to import raw materials, manufacture and process the finished product, assemble, package and export.

Special licences

Operating licence: This is a special permit for companies operating in the DSOA administrative zone (areas owned by private developers) with a license issued by the Dubai Economic Department (DED).
Entrepreneurial Business License: An EBL license is designed to accelerate the successful development of young entrepreneurs and their businesses through a range of support resources and services.

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