About DSO


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.

Our Vision

  • H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum


    To make Dubai Silicon Oasis one of the world’s leading centres of advanced electronic innovation, design and development.

    H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
    UAE - Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai
  • H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum

    Chairman's message

    Dubai Silicon Oasis will play a fundamental role in the country's overall economic development and assist in the development and training of the local talent within the domain of advanced technology manufacturing.

    H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum
    Chairman - Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
  • Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni


    To create a universally recognized state-of-the-art "technology oasis" by facilitating and promoting technology-based industries, research and development within a fully integrated community.

    Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni
    Vice Chairman & CEO

Leadership Team

Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni

Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni
Vice Chairman and Chief CEO

Dr. Al Zarooni was appointed in 2000 as the Director General of the Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA). He was appointed Vice Chairman and CEO of the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) in 2002 and still leads both entities. Dr. Al Zarooni brings with him more than 20 years of executive management experience in building free zones.

Shahla Ahmed Abdul Razak

Shahla Abdul Razak Bastaki
Deputy CEO

Shahla Abdul Razak was appointed in June 2006 as the Deputy CEO of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA). She is leading this ambitious Government of Dubai Project with an investment of Dh. 14 billion with a total number of employees of around 300.

Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi

Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi
Executive Vice President – Commercial

Dr. Juma joined Dubai silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) in December 2006 bringing with him a vast experience in Finance, Commercial Operations, and Licensing amongst others. Prior to joining DSOA, Dr. Juma worked several senior positions in many governmental organizations; these include the head of commercial licensing at the Dubai Economic Department (DED) and the Director of Finance, Commercial Operations, and Licensing at the Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA).

Eng. Muammar Khaled Al Katheeri

Eng. Muammar Khaled Al Katheeri
Executive VP - Engineering Management

Eng. Muammar joined Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) in April 2006 as the Director of Planning and Construction Management Department; enriching DSOA with his wide knowledge and experience in Construction and Project Management. In two years time, Eng. Muammar proved to be an important asset for DSOA, where he was appointed as the Chief Planning and Construction Officer.

William Chappell

William Chappell
Chief Financial Officer

William Chappell was appointed in 2005 as the Chief Financial Officer of the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) bringing with him more than 27 years of executive management experience in the fields of finance, and audit. Prior to joining DSOA, William Chappell served as the Chief Financial Officer of Trikon Technologies Inc, in the United Kingdom, a NASDAQ listed supplier of equipment for the semiconductor industry.

Ghanim Al Falasi

Ghanim Al Falasi
Senior Vice-President of Corporate Services

Ghanim Al Falasi was appointed in 2011 as the Senior Vice-President of Corporate Services of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA). Ghanim brings with him extensive knowledge and know-how in the ICT sector through his previous role as Vice-President of the ICT Unit at Dubai Airports where he provided executive, technological and enterprise administrative leadership employment.


Free Zone Benefits

Become a member of our hi-tech community and have everything your business needs right at your doorstep including:

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital
  • Zero income tax
  • Zero corporate tax
  • No import or export tax
  • Low cost of operations
  • State of the art IT infrastructure and facilities with tier 3 data centre
  • Fast-track business set-up & licensing
  • Dedicated business support services including integrated online E-Business system offering tenants fast and efficient services at the touch of a button
  • Access to regional pool of talented technical and engineering professionals
  • Stable and clear regulation
  • Access to consumer markets of 5 billion people (Middle East, North Africa and Indian subcontinent).

Join Us

Join the likes of Fujitsu, and Western Digital and many more leading technology companies and upgrade your business by calling one of our dedicated Business Support Executives today on:

+971 4 501 5555

Dubai Silicon Oasis Masterplan

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