The Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) free zone is one of the most desirable business hubs in the Emirates. Established in 2004 by the Government of Dubai, DSO encompasses over 7 square kilometers of state-of-the-art facilities. These include office spaces, research and development facilities, and support services. The free zone also boasts Dubai’s first smart city - Silicon Park. Some of the premier technology corporations have set up offices here, including Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM.
As a leading business consultancy firm, we specialize in facilitating companies to set up their presence within this dynamic and strategic hub. Whether you’re an established institution or ambitious startup, partnering with us ensures that you seamlessly navigate the setup process in DSO.
There are numerous benefits to setting up your company in the DSO Free Zone. They include the following:
100% foreign ownership
Zero corporate tax
Zero income tax
No import or export tax
No restriction on capital repatriation
No currency restrictions
Low operational costs
Dedicated business support services
Fast and easy business setup & licensing
Types of Company
When you set up a company in DSO with us, you can opt for one of three structures:
Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
Free Zone Company (FZCO)
An FZE is incorporated with a single shareholder, which may be individual or corporate. The minimum share capital is AED 10,000 (each share worth AED 10,000). Incorporating an FZCO requires at least two shareholders, with a maximum of one hundred shareholders. They may also be individual or corporate. The minimum share capital is AED 10,000 (each share worth AED 100). In the eyes of the law, an FZCO has limited liability status.
Types of DSO License
Three types of DSO license may be applied for:
Trade: permits registered companies to engage in activities related to import, export, and distribution of goods as specified in the license;
Service: permits registered companies to carry out specified services;
Industrial: permits registered companies to import raw materials, process them into finished goods, and then export those finished goods.
DSO Company Setup Cost
We provide a wide range of services as part of the setup process, including:
License packages from 1 to 4 years
Bank account opening
Ultimately, the total cost will depend on the scope of your requirements. Please reach out to us for a fully-customized quote.
DSO Company Setup Process
When you partner with us, the setup process for new businesses in the DSO Free Zone is as follows:
Firstly, get in touch with our business consultants;
We’ll ask for necessary details like your business activity and your goals;
We’ll provide legal advice and explain the advantage of DSO over other free zones;
Once settled, we’ll walk you through the DSO company formation process step by step;
We’ll send you an e-form to fill along with a list of documentations you need to submit;
Our business consultants will process everything within 5-10 working days.
Once approved, we’ll still be here whenever you need us to help and advise.