Dubai Silicon Oasis Free Zone
Spread across 7.2 square kilometers, DSO is superbly governed by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) and enjoys advanced public, industrial, living & residential, commercial, and education facilities. Dubai Silicon Oasis aims at attracting companies engaged in Semiconductor Manufacturing, Electronic Manufacturing Systems, Microelectronics, Fabless IC Design, Test & Assembly, and optoelectronics related enterprises.
Strategically located in Dubai at the trade junction of Europe & Asia, DSO is easily accessible from Dubai's International Airport, Jebel Ali Port & Port Rashid, and central business district making it a popular investment destination. Dubai Silicon Oasis has lived up to its economic diversification strategy and has successfully transformed UAE into a knowledge-based economy by positively impacting almost all economic sectors including trade and services, finance, employment, and banking, etc.
Business Setup in Dubai Silicon Oasis
Companies operating within the Dubai Silicon Oasis Free Zone avail a wide range of free zone incentives and additional benefits; like 100 percent ownership, advanced IT network, and business-friendly environment specifically designed for the technology industry. Therefore, company formation in Dubai Silicon Oasis is dream come true for anyone associated with the technology domain, and as a result, popular global companies have their presence in DSO, including AMD, Fujitsu, Henkel, Nortel Networks, Philips, Schneider Electric, Synopsys, Wavetec and Western Digital, among others.
Business setup in Dubai Silicon Oasis has also received a substantial boost due to its dynamic commercial and social environment, and presence of advanced industrial zones, office towers, villas & apartments, R&D units, educational institutions, and healthcare units.
Benefits of Setting Up a Business in DSO
Company incorporation in Dubai Silicon Oasis is a lucrative proposition due to excellent business infrastructure, liberal government policies and the following reasons:
Types of Licenses Issued for Company Formation in DSO
Based on the type of business activity to be performed, three types of business licenses are issued in Dubai Silicon Oasis by the DSOA:
1. Trading License
It allows the license holder to import raw materials, export, distribute, and store items specified in the license to any country.
2. Service License
It allows the license holder to carry out the services (like legal advisory, accountancy, and business consultancy) specified in the license within the free zone. The type of service must conform to the parent company’s license, issued by the Economic Department or Municipality of the relevant Emirate in the UAE.
3. Industrial License
Allows the registered entity to import raw material, manufacture, process, assemble, package and export the finished product
Business Operation Permit: This is a special permit given to companies by the Dubai Economic Department (DED) operating under the areas owned by private
Entrepreneurial Business Licence (EBL): EBL is a low-cost license that offers a lesser business stake, and is designed to offer a wide range of support resources and services to budding entrepreneurs who are members of DSO’s incubator program
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