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.
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:
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:
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 is a legal entity with one shareholder (single or legal entity) with a minimum capital investment of AED 100,000 can be established.
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.
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.
Depending on the type of business to be operated, DSOA issues three types of business licenses to Dubai Silicon Oasis:
This business license allows registered entities (such as accounting firms, business consultants, and attorneys) to provide services specified by the DSOA.
Enables registered persons to import raw materials, manufacture, process, assemble, package and export the final product.
This business license allows registered persons to import, export and distribute the items specified in the license.
There are two types of special business licenses also available for the entrepreneurs which include:
This is a special permit granted by Dubai Economics Department (DED) to companies operating in private areas.
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.
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.
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:
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.