COMPANY FORMATION IN
DUBAI SILICON OASIS

DUBAI SILICON OASIS (DSO)
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Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority is a 100% government-owned Dubai free zone. DSO promotes modern technology-based industries with urban master-planned community, state-of-the-art infrastructure and in-house business services. DSO distances around 7.2 million square meters. There are named pillars in DSO that are divided based on the facilities for industrial, commercial, education, living residences, and public facilities. Dubai Silicon Oasis has an integrated technology park that allows people to live, work, and play.

Core Sectors: Deals with companies related to IT sector, high-tech, engineering, trade and consulting.

Recommended for: IT and technology and industry sector businesses. DSO is the hub to many well-known international high-technology companies.

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital
  • Zero income tax
  • No import or export tax
  • State of the art IT infrastructure
  • Quick, easy and affordable setup process
  • Varity of office and warehousing facilities
  • Wider range of IT and technology business activities
  • Access to a pool of talented technical and engineering professionals
  • No restriction on hiring foreign employees
  • No restraints over capital nationality

There are three main types of business licenses that are available and issued by DSO free zone and these include:

  • Professional services license – enables registered entities such as accounting firms and business consulting companies to carry out services approved by DSO free zone authority.
  • Industrial license – permits a registered entity to import raw materials, process, manufacture, assemble, pack and export the final product.
  • Commercial trade license – authorizes a company to import, export and trade the items as listed in the company trade license.
  • Warehouses
  • Serviced offices
  • virtual and flexi desks
  • Retail outlets

DSO presents a range of suitable structure types that are attractive to an individual or corporate investor. A DSO entity can be registered as any of the following forms:

  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE) – this entity has one single shareholder (can be an individual or a corporate shareholder), holding 100% of the company shares. The company can be incorporated with a minimum capital investment of AED 100,000
  • Free Zone Company (FZC/FZCO) – this type of entity has a minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 shareholders (can be an individual or a corporate shareholder). The company can be incorporated with a capital investment of AED 100,000
  • Branch of a Foreign Company – can register a branch in DSO free zone without any capital investment. The branch must register with the same activities as the parent company.
  • Branch of a Local Company – can register as a branch in DSO free zone. No capital investment is required, and the same business activities must match the local company.
  • Business activities available at DWC free zone
  • Dubai Silicon OasisTechnology & Design
  • Dubai Silicon OasisTransportation & Logistics
  • Dubai Silicon OasisManufacturing & Construction
  • Dubai Silicon OasisFood & Beverage
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis Professional Services

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Dubai Silicon Oasis
  • DSO
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • No minimum paid up share capital
  • 2-4 weeks
  • Tax and duty exemption
  • Required annually

WHY CHOOSE DSO

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0% PERSONAL AND CORPORATE INCOME TAX

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STRATEGIC LOCATION

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100% BUSINESS OWNERSHIP & CAPITAL REPATRIATION

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LIVE AND WORK IN ONE VIBRANT COMMUNITY

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THRIVING BUSINESS CENTRE

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DUBAI SILICON OASIS (DSO) AUTHORITY FAQS

Company setup cost in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority may vary depending on the different free zone company setup packages, license type, legal structure and ownership type and business facilities.

For more details on the cost for your Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority company setup, contact Creation Business Consultants on email info@creationbc.com or call +971 4 878 6240.

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority provides offices, warehouses, retail units, industrial lands, conference facilities and land for development. The business facility options are suitable for your DSO company setup needs.

Application process in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority takes an average of seven working days (provided all documents are in place and there are no external approvals). Registration timeframes varies depending on the provision of the legal documentation by the applicant. A company license and lease agreement is normally issued within 2 days from receipt of all legal documents and payment.

For an expert consultation on setting up your DSO company contact our structuring experts via email info@creationbc.com or call +971 4 878 6240 today.

A company registered with Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority will be eligible to a certain number of visas based on the business facilities or office size. For example, within an office for every nine square meters will provide a company the eligibility for one UAE residency visa. Therefore, if you rent a fifty square meters office, you will get five visa slots under it. 

The types of license provided by Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority are service license, trade license and industrial license. Please note that branch entities are only entitled to conduct activity within the parent company’s activities.

For expert advice on opening an entity in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority, contact Creation Business Consultants on email info@creationbc.com or call +971 4 878 6240.

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority offers a wide variety of high-quality retail, offices, villas and apartments for lease or purchase. DSO is designed to create an authentic community for businesses as well as comfort, luxury lifestyle and convenience.

Business activities permitted in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority are manufacturing, consultancy, logistics and transport.

License renewal cost in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority may vary depending on the type of license and company you incorporated. We offer a free review of your company renewal costs to see if there is a way to reduce costs and provide service excellence. Book your free Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority entity renewal consultation via email info@creationbc.com or call +971 4 878 6240.

The available amendments in a Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority company are change of company name, change of share structure, change of manager or director, upgrade, and downgrade of the company structure, and adding or removing or changing of business activities. For amendments to your Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority license, contact Creation Business Consultants on email info@creationbc.com or call +971 4 878 6240 and we will analyse your needs and provide a quotation for this service request.

To liquidate a Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority company, the following requirements include a Board Resolution (or Shareholder Resolution in case of FZE or FZCO) for the de-registration (notarized and attested), clearance letters from all relevant authorities and a liquidation report.

For more information on company liquidation in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority contact Creation Business Consultants on email info@creationbc.com or call +971 4 878 6240.

The cost of resident visas in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority varies on the service type. The options available are regular, Silver and Gold. The timelines may vary depending on type. There is also an additional fee for applicants over 60 years of age. 

Our team of visa consultants are ready to manage your inquiry. Contact Creation Business Consultants on email info@creationbc.com or call +971 4 878 6240.

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority is a freehold, mixed purpose development in Dubai with the aim of being both a tech hub and family friendly community.

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority is a hub for companies belonging to the semiconductor Information Technology sector, both regionally and internationally. 

For expert advice on opening an entity in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority, contact Creation Business Consultants on email info@creationbc.com or call +971 4 878 6240.

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority was established in 2004 and is fully owned by the Government of Dubai.

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority community has a range of residential and lifestyle facilities which include business facilities, schools, universities, hospitals, community centres, shopping complexes, swimming pools and tennis courts etc.

Services in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority includes business registration & licensing, leasing, municipal services and building certification, IT services, immigration services and employee visa processing and work permits, official Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority, letter service, visit visa service, postal services, and No objection Certificate (NOC) for sale or resale units in freehold.

For more information on services provided in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority, contact Creation Business Consultants on email info@creationbc.com or call +971 4 878 6240.

Branch: Any established company, whether in the UAE or abroad, can register its branch in the Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority. The activity of the branch proposes to conduct in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority is required to be identical to the activity conducted by the parent company. There is no minimum required capital to establish a branch.

Free Zone Establishment (FZE): An FZE is a legal entity incorporated or registered by a single shareholder. The shareholder can either be an individual or a non-individual or corporate or both a combination of individual and corporate shareholders. The minimum required capital to establish an FZE is AED 100,000 represented by one share with any additional capital required to be in multiples of AED 100,000. An FZE enjoys limited liability status (the capital is exempted).

Free Zone Company (FZCO): An FZCO is a legal entity incorporated or registered with a minimum of two shareholders. Shareholders can be either individuals or non-individual(s) or corporate. The minimum required capital is AED 100,000 with each share required to be of the value of AED 10,000 or a multiple figure. An FZCO enjoys limited liability status (the capital is exempted).

To know more about your Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority entities, contact Creation Business Consultants on email info@creationbc.com or call +971 4 878 6240.

No, Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) Authority is not offshore. DSO free zone is in the centre of Dubai at the intersection of Dubai–Al-Ain Road and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and is owned by the Government of Dubai.

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