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Established in 2003 as the region’s first purpose-built technology park, DSOA has played a pivotal role in propelling Dubai’s ascent as a global hub for technological advancements. With over 1,000 companies from over 180 countries operating within its borders, DSOA has cultivated a thriving community of multinational corporations, startups, and SMEs, all united by their passion for technological innovation.

Strategically positioned within Dubai, a global center for trade, finance, and innovation, DSOA provides businesses with direct access to a vast network of international markets, transportation infrastructure, and a thriving business ecosystem. This strategic location enables businesses to seamlessly connect with partners, customers, and investors worldwide, fostering collaboration and driving growth.

Unique Features of DSOA

  • DSOA is renowned as a dedicated hub for technology and innovation, fostering the growth of tech-driven industries through cutting-edge infrastructure and support.
  • DSOA is the hub of many well-known international technology companies.
  • Offering a range of business services, including licensing assistance, visa services, and networking events, DSOA facilitates a smooth and efficient business setup process.
  • DSOA houses innovation hubs and incubators that support startups and entrepreneurs, fostering a dynamic ecosystem for the development of groundbreaking technologies.

Types of licenses available in DSOA

  • Service License
  • Trade License
  • Industrial License

Benefits of setting up a business in DSOA

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 0% corporate tax on Qualifying Income
  • No currency restrictions
  • World-class infrastructure & facilities
  • Range of IT business activities
  • Access to a network of business support services

DSOA permits the incorporation of following legal entities:

  • Branch
  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
  • Free Zone Company

The documents required to set up a company in DSOA include:

  • DSOA application Form
  • Letter of Intent
  • Passport Copy/Copies
  • NOC for UAE residents only
  • Bank statement/reference letter or audited financial report
  • Company business plan

The costs of setting up a company in DSOA will vary depending on the type of license you require and the complexity of your business operations. Contact Gatestone Group for more information via [email protected] or call +971 4 451 1023.

No, you do not need a local partner to set up a company in DSOA. Foreign investors are allowed to own 100% of their businesses in the free zone. For seamless company formation and expert guidance in DSOA, reach out to Gatestone Group today via [email protected] or call +971 4 451 1023.

The process of setting up a company in DSOA can take an average of 3-4 weeks. Empower your business success in DSOA with Gatestone Group’s expertise and unwavering support via [email protected] or call +971 4 451 1023.

DSOA has a number of regulations that businesses must comply with. These regulations cover areas such as taxation, labor law, and environmental protection. Unleash the potential of your business in DSOA with Gatestone Group’s comprehensive company formation and post-incorporation services via [email protected] or call +971 4 451 1023.

The penalties for non-compliance with DSOA regulations can be severe, including fines and imprisonment. To ensure your company is compliant with DSOA regulations, contact the legal advisors at Gatestone Group via [email protected] or call +971 4 451 1023.

The minimum startup capital required to set up a company in DSOA is AED 100,000.

In case of FZE, each share shall be in multiples of AED 100,000/-

In case of FZCO each share shall be in multiples of AED 10,000/-


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