Dubai Silicon Oasis has been established in 2004 to nurture and promote high technology electronic industry in the region. Set up with this lofty vision, it has grown very fast and has become synonymous with advanced technology, electronic design, cutting edge innovation and development.
DSO offers three types of licenses to the investors. They can have a branch office of an exiting company from UAE or a foreign country, an Free Zone Establishment or a Free zone company. The difference between the FZE and FZCO is that the FZCO can have up to ten share holders. Both the formats must bring a minimum capital investment of AED 100,000.
DSO has a well developed and ready to lease land plots with all the necessary amenities for the investors to start establishing their units. Well laid out road and high ways, advanced telecommunications, state of the art IT infrastructure and utilities like power and water are already established.
DSO has a clearly set procedure for establishing an new company. Hey have a single window service to clear all the necessary government procedure and approvals, offering an efficient and time bound service. This helps the investors to focus on running the business. All these services are tailored for each client, keeping in mind their specific needs and challenges.
DSO offers many financial incentives for the clients. These include 100% repatriation of profits and capital, 100% ownership, zero taxes, subsidized EDA tools, subsidized accommodation for technology companies leading to nearly 30% reduction in the set up cost. There is no import or export tax.
DSO offers excellent regulatory infrastructure in terms of stringent IP laws, quick set up of new businesses and transparent procedures. It also offers some unique regional advantages with easy access to many growing markets and access to the huge talent pool from the neighboring countries like India.
DSO brings to the table plug and play offices, highly reliable and secure data center, advanced IT infrastructure with onsite support, dedicated client management center, advanced telecommunications, 24 hours security and service desk and a microelectronics lab.
Qualified electronics engineers engaged in IC design and other advanced activities can avail subsidized accommodation facilities, as per availability.
A full fledge data center offers hosting services with server rack space, redundant UPS power back up, multi layer security along with support desk. The data center is equipped with gas fire suppression system, pre- terminated and well laid out cabling system along with temperature and humidity controlled environment.
International standards of scalability, availability and security are adopted to provide hassle free 24 hours operational support to all the tenants. Advance telecom and communication facilities are available with IP telephony and virtual PABX system, reducing the set up costs.
The communication facilities are flexible and easily scalable and configurable, offering ease of set up and operations. DSO offers excellent connectivity and internet services.
A comprehensive list of customs related services are offered including easy registration, immediate inspection etc.
DSO offers office space for immediate use, warehouses and light Industrial Units for storage and light assembly activities, land for long term lease and a comprehensive business center with conference facilities.