Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Setup Business in Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), 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 supporting the region’s demand for business expansion. A full package of incentives and benefits are provided to companies operating within the free zone. Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority is a technology park and provides both a living and working integrated community.

DSOA’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. The technology park enjoys state-of-the-art utility infrastructure featuring advanced telecommunications, electricity, and road networks.

DSOA is designed as a hi-tech ecosystem which offers businesses a plethora of advantages including in-house business services and strong business support, such as technology investment incentives for large enterprises, entrepreneurial support, an incubation centre and venture capital funding.

DSOA allows two kind of companies:

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC): a separate legal entity, with shareholders as individuals and/or corporates. The minimum capital requirement for incorporation depends on the business activity.

  • Branch of Foreign or UAE Company: a legally dependent entity that is part of the parent company. It conducts all or some of the operations inherent in the parent’s business. Share capital is not required.

Areas of Business:

  • Therapeutics

  • Food

  • Agricultural, Forestry, Horticulture Environment

  • Medical/Scientific Devices or Equipment

  • Specialty Supplies

  • Diagnostics and Analysis

  • Life Science Services

  • Life Science Associations (Non Profit)

  • Regional Headquarter

  • Renewable Energy

  • Energy

  • Energy Efficiency Equipment

  • Air and Environment

  • Water and Waste Water

  • Recycling and Solid Waste

  • Transportation

  • Green Building

  • Organic Products

  • Association (Non Profit Organizations)

  • General Segments: Research and Development, Storage, Marketing and Sales Promotion, Manufacturing and Production, Import and Export, Support Service, Consultancy, Management, Storage, Testing

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority Benefits:

  • 100% corporate tax exemption

  • 100% personal income tax exemption

  • 100% foreign company ownership

  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits

  • No import or export tax

  • Low cost of operations

  • State of the art IT infrastructure and facilities with tier three data centre

  • Fast-track business set-up & licensing

  • Dedicated business support services including integrated online E-Business system offering tenants fast and efficient services at the touch of a button

  • Opportunity to benefit from the regional pool of talented technical and engineering professionals

  • Stable and clear regulation

  • Access to consumer markets of 5 billion people (Middle East, North Africa and Indian subcontinent)

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