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Dubai Silicon Oasis(DSO) Free Zone Onshore Company, Dubai (U.A.E.)


Dubai Silicon Oasis Company setupDubai Silicon Oasis Authority, a 100% government-owned free zone, was established following Law No. 16 of 2005 of the government of Dubai with the mission to facilitate and promote modern technology based industries thus support the regions demand for business expansion.

DSO's urban master-planned community spans 7.2 million square meters and has been carefully divided into 5 main pillars based on industrial, commercial, education, living and residences and public facilities.

DSO is designed as a high-tech ecosystem which offers businesses a plethora of advantages including a state-of-the-art infrastructure, in-house business services and strong business support such as technology investment incentive for large enterprises, entrepreneurial support, incubation centre and venture capital funding.

Location: Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, (U.A.E.)
Permitted activity: Mobile Technology, Internet, Data Centre, Arabization and Localization Technologies, Software, Software-As-A-Services and Semiconductor
License available: Trading/Service and Industrial license
Types of entities: Free Zone Entity, Free Zone Company, Branch office
Shareholder: Can be individual or corporate entity
Director: Individuals only
Share capital: Minimum share capital of AED 100,000/-, AED Nil/- for branch office
Audit: Audit report is required to be submitted to free zone authorities
Estimated time: Minimum of 5 - 6 working weeks to obtain final trade license
Key benefits:
  • Ownership, Taxation, Repatriation Advantage.
  • 100% foreign ownership.
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits.
  • No personal income tax.
  • No corporate tax.
  • No currency restriction
Renewal: License of the company has to be renewed on annual basis. Penalty would be charged by the authority if license is renewed after expiry date.

Starting from AED 49,550/- onwards (inclusive of license, registration and workstation space rentals) and renewal charges amounts to same AED 43,550/- from next year onwards. However please note that the above mentioned charges can vary depending upon the number of license applied under one company and also depends upon the leasing/office facility acquired.

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