Dubai Silicon Oasis


Dubai Silicon Oasis is a globally recognized free zone and an integrated technology park that allows people to live, work, and play. Hosting modern technology based industries and an urban master-planned community in an iconic location, DSO offers state-of-the-art infrastructure and in-house business services To establish your company within DSO, you simply need to register it and then obtain a licence.

To register, you need to select the company and license types from the following:

Company Types


Any established company, whether in the UAE or abroad, can register its branch in DSO. The stated business activity that will be conducted in DSO must be identical to the activity conducted by the parent company.

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.

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-individuals/corporate.

Licence Types

1. Service Licence

This allows the registered entity to carry out only specified services.

2. 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.

3. Industrial Licence

This allows the registered entity to import raw material, manufacture, and process, assemble, package and export the finished product.

4. Setup Process

To set up your business in DSO, simply follow our Business Setup Process and provide the documents listed below.


  • Submit Application Form
  • Fee Payment & Legal Document Submission
  • Sign E-Agreement & Share Capital Letter is applicable for (FZE/FZCO only)


  • Documents Pre-Approval
  • Issue E-Agreement
  • E-Licence Issued

Freehold Setup Process

To set up your business within the Administrative Zone of DSO simply follow our business set up process and provide the following documents listed below.


  • Register on DSOA’s Customer Portal to submit application
  • Upon approval make payment
  • Sign and submit tenancy contract to a DSOA officer


  • Review & approval
  • Legal document prepared by DSOA for client’s approval
  • E-license issued and uploaded on DSOA’s customer portal

source: Dubai Silicon Oasis