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Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO)

DSO (Dubai Silicon Oasis) Free Zone

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) is a world-renowned free zone and integrated technology park. The Free Zone offers state-of-the-art infrastructure and in-house services and welcomes official DED business activities. Dubai Silicon Oasis Free Zone is connected well and is just a 20 minutes drive from Downtown Dubai. Moreover, it is close to several airports and seaports.

DSO was founded as a global and joint initiative to facilitate and promote modern technology-based industries in the Middle East and to create the best business climate in the world across the electronic value chain in the form of highly qualified personnel and access to shared capital.

The Benefits of Company Formation in DSO

Setting up a business in Dubai Silicon Oasis is a worthwhile proposal due to outstanding business infrastructure, liberal government policies and for the following reasons:

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% personal and corporate tax exemptions
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • Competitive pricing
  • No customs duty
  • No quotas or trade barriers
  • State-of-the-art IT infrastructure
  • Plug and play offices
  • Subsidized top-end EDA tools
  • Faster processing of employee visas
  • Hassle-free customs clearance
  • Business support and conference facilities
  • Stringent IP laws and support
  • Fast-track process for business setup
  • Dedicated business support services including integrated online E-business system offering tenants fast and efficient services at the touch of a button
  • Access to a talented pool of technical and engineering professionals
  • Stable and clear regulation laws
  • Access to 5 billion consumer market with tourists from the Middle East, North Africa, and Indian Subcontinent

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Business Activities in DSO

Dubai Silicon Oasis Free Zone welcomes a wide range of financial and professional business activities for entrepreneurs and foreign investors. Here are some of the most popular options:

  • Consultancy
  • Tourism
  • Trading
  • Storage
  • Transport
  • Aviation
  • Logistics
  • Education
  • Waste Management
  • Hospitality
  • Health
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing

Types of Legal Entities in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO)

DSO offers profitable value chain investors in the form of several incentives and allows individuals or legal entities to register companies in one of the following legal forms:

FZE (Free Zone Establishment)

FZE is a legal entity with one shareholder (single or legal entity) with a minimum capital investment of AED 100,000 can be established.

FZC/ FZCO (Free Zone Company)

FZC is a legal entity with 2 to 5 shareholders (individuals or legal entities) and requires a minimum capital investment of AED 100,000 to start a business.

Branch of a Foreign Company

Any company domiciled in the United Arab Emirates or a foreign company can register its branch with DSO without investing capital as long as it runs the same business as the parent company.

Branch of a Local Company

Types of Licenses Issued for Business Setup in DSO

Depending on the type of business to be operated, DSOA issues three types of business licenses to Dubai Silicon Oasis:

Service License

This business license allows registered entities (such as accounting firms, business consultants, and attorneys) to provide services specified by the DSOA.

Industrial License

Enables registered persons to import raw materials, manufacture, process, assemble, package and export the final product.

Trade License

This business license allows registered persons to import, export and distribute the items specified in the license.

Special Licenses

There are two types of special business licenses also available for the entrepreneurs which include:

Business Operation Permit

This is a special permit granted by Dubai Economics Department (DED) to companies operating in private areas.

Entrepreneurial Business License (EBL)

EBL is a low-cost license that offers a smaller share of the business and provides a wide range of resources and support services to startup entrepreneurs who are members of the DSO incubator program.

The Process of Company Formation in Dubai Silicon Oasis

There are many things to do to start a business at DSO such as choosing the right legal business structure, making the decision of the business activity, finding the necessary staff, drawing up a detailed business plan, and so on. Starting a business in Dubai Silicon Oasis is for companies who understand the predefined DSOA rules and regulations and plan their business decisions accordingly, simply by dragging out the unnecessary initial process.

Therefore, it is better to seek professional support from reliable business partners like MAD Middle East, as they will handle the necessary legal formalities concerning work, obtaining office or living space for rent, capital requirements, business registration and licensing, dispute resolution, getting a visa etc., which makes the whole process of setting up a business simple and easy.

Documents Required for Business Setup in Dubai Silicon Oasis

MAD Middle East makes the process of starting a business at Dubai Silicon Oasis smooth, freeing customers from the responsibility of setting up a company and saving them from the hassle of legal formalities and bureaucratic red tape. In addition, we support our clients with the following document formalities:

  • Audited financial report / Bank statement / reference letter
  • Application Form
  • The business plan of the company
  • Letter of Intent
  • NOC ( only for UAE residents)
  • Original bank letter mentioning the share capital
  • Passport Copy(s) of the applicant

What We Offer

MAD Middle East assists technology investors in starting a business in Dubai Silicon Oasis and ensuring the smooth growth of their business by overseeing their entire business process from start to finish. Operational transparency and customer-oriented processes at MAD Middle East ensure that our customers receive all the conveniences of a business environment in this unparalleled technology sector.

Our dedicated team of experienced consultants takes one more step to provide our customers with a seamless business experience. Contact us for company formation services at Dubai Silicon Oasis, our team will be happy to assist you.

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