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 (DSO) is a technology park and provides both a living and working integrated community.
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. The technology park enjoys state-of-the-art utility infrastructure featuring advanced telecommunications, electricity, and road networks.
Dubai Silicon Oasis is designed as a hi-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 incentives for large enterprises, entrepreneurial support, an incubation centre and venture capital funding.
Become a member of our hi-tech community and have everything your business needs right at your doorstep including:
Offices for Rent
At DSO we offer “Plug & Play” office facilities from 160 sq ft. upwards, ideal for setting up regional offices and R&D centres. Office features include:
DTEC is a business center for accommodating and supporting young technology companies and Entrepreneurs. With over 4,000 sqm of space, it is the largest entrepreneur center in the Middle East, housing space for over 1,000 innovative and technology minds.
Dubai Silicon Oasis is pleased to offer Techno Hub 2, a unique Plug and Play flexible office solution. Up to 20,000 square metres of office space ready for immediate occupancy. Designed with high specification and provide maximum natural light with fully fitted open plan office facilities that can be divided to accommodate from 2 to 500 employees.
DSO offers a range of multiple-use warehousing and manufacturing facilities. These include:
DSO offers warehouse units of approx 3,228 to 5,380 sq ft. with a racking height of 12m and an attached office space of 214 sq ft. These units are designed to provide for storage solutions to any kind of business with warehouse facilities including:
Dubai Silicon Oasis provides light industrial units which include offices and mezzanine space. The total area per LIU is 3,868 sq ft. which includes a warehouse/operational area of 2,307 sq ft. as well as a double storey office area of 1,560 sq ft.
DSO offers companies “shovel ready” (ready for immediate development) industrial plots of land with various sizes ranging from 65,000 sq ft. to 2.7m sq ft. to construct their regional headquarters, associated warehousing, R&D backbones, manufacturing sites, or logistics and distribution centres. Many leading global companies located at the DSO including the likes of Wacker Chemicals and Porsche have developed their own facilities within the technology park.
All issuance of building permits, design approval, certificate of completion and other permits are all obtained through DSOA. Learn more about DSO’s municipal services and building certification.
Modern Light Industrial Units
In order to register your business with DSOA you must choose one of the following three company types.
Any established company, whether in the UAE or abroad, can register its branch in the Dubai Silicon Oasis. The activity of the branch proposes to conduct in the Dubai Silicon Oasis is required to be identical to the activity conducted by the parent company.
2- Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
An FZE is a legal entity incorporated/registered by a single shareholder. The shareholder can either be an individual or a non-individual/corporate.
3- Free Zone Company (FZCO)
An FZCO is a legal entity incorporated/registered with a minimum of two shareholders. Shareholders can be either individuals or non-individual(s)/corporate.
Companies looking to set up within in DSO can choose from three types of licences, which can be selected according to the company’s operational requirements. Please note: that branch entities are only entitled to conduct activity within the parent company’s activities.
Service Licence: This allows the registered entity to carry out only specified services.
Trade Licence: This allows the registered entity to practice activities which are related to import, export, and distribution of items and goods as specified in the licence.
Industrial Licence: This allows the registered entity to import raw material, manufacture, and process, assemble, package and export the finished product.
Business Operation Permit: This is a special permit for companies operating in the The Administrative Zone of DSOA (areas owned by private developers) using a licence issued by Dubai Economic Department (DED). This licence is issued based on the licence issued by Dubai Economic Department. No share capital is required for this type of licence.
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