Dubai Silicon Oasis

About Dubai Silicon Oasis

Dubai Silicon Oasis is renowned for being an industry leader in advanced electronic development and production. The free zone was established in 2004 and falls under the jurisdiction of the Dubai government. Established to develop Dubai as the global business hub for technology-based industries DSO is equipped with state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and facilities. Business set up in Dubai Silicon Oasis provides companies with favorable laws and regulations in order to create an innovative and productive environment for businesses. DSO is the only technology park in the region that offers residential services along with its business related services.

Why choose Dubai Silicon Oasis

State of the art IT infrastructure such as Tier III data centre

Dedicated business support services such as online E-business system

Low operational costs

100% foreign ownership and repatriation of capital

Corporate, income, import and export tax exemptions

A range of property options and office solutions including co working spaces, warehouses, and light industrial units.

Type of licenses for Dubai Silicon Oasis Company Formation

Trading – Allows the import, export, and distribution of specific products

Services – Allows companies to conduct specified professional services

Industrial – Is required for the manufacturing and production of goods

Business operation permit – Special permit for companies in DSO based on the license issued by Dubai Economic Development (DED)

Entrepreneurial license – license created to promote the development of young entrepreneurs and startups

Type of business structure

Free Zone Company (FZCo)

  • Requires a minimum of two shareholders
  • Shareholder can be individuals or corporations
  • Each share capital in multiples of AED 10,000

Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

  • Incorporated by a single shareholder
  • Shareholder can be individual or corporations
  • Each share shall be in multiples of AED 100,000


  • Branch of a local or foreign company
  • 100% owned by the parent company
  • Name and business activity same as the parent company

Dubai Silicon Oasis company setup in 3 easy steps

At LegalWorks we will assist you in every step of the Dubai Silicon Oasis company formation process from the documentation collection for initial approval to payment of registration and license fees. We hope to make the entire process easy and straightforward for you.

1. Apply for initial approval

Our team of specialists will take you step by step through the initial approval process. We will assist you in determining the license you require according to your business activity and the company structure best suited to your needs. Once this is decided we will help you select and register the company tradename. The initial approval requires the submission of a few documents such as the business plan, passport copy, certificate of incorporation, and registration fee.

2. Submit your online application

Once you have received the initial approval, then the license registration process for Dubai Silicon Oasis company set up can begin, and the required documents submitted. The documents needed for the license include Memorandum and Articles of Association, a comprehensive business plan, Emirates ID, and NOC from the resident visa sponsor.

3. Payment and collection of license

Our team will assist you in the payment of license fees. The general cost of a license is AED 12,000 but can vary slightly according to the nature of the activity. Once the payment is processed you will receive your license and can begin running your business

Post licensing

Once you have received your license you can begin the visa process and rent an office space for your newly formed company. DSOA offers multiple office options to companies. Companies with a standard office can rent a minimum space of 100sq.m which costs AED 1,500 per sq.m.  The minimum space for an industrial unit is 360 sq.m which costs AED 800 per sq.m. Our team can take you through all office options available and help you choose the right one for your company and number of employees.

Type of office  Standard office Industrial unit
size 100 sqm 360 / sqm
cost AED 1500 / sqm AED 800/ sqm

Cost of DSO company set up

Team up with LegalWorks to avail our DSOA company formation services to avail the best the free zone has to offer.

Registration fee AED 5000
License fee  AED 12,000
Emirates ID per visa  AED 370
MoA, specimen signature and insurance AED 900
Establishment card  AED 2000
Residence visa  AED 3750

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