Company Types

Company Types

In order to register your business with DSOA you must choose one of the following three company types.

  • 1- Branch

    Any established company, whether in the UAE or abroad, can register its branch in the Dubai Silicon Oasis. The activity of the branch proposes to conduct in the Dubai Silicon Oasis is required to be identical to the activity conducted by the parent company.

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  • 2- 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. 

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  • 3- 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-individual(s)/corporate. 

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DED registered companies

Companies already established with the Dubai Economic Department (DED) and who wish to operate in the The Administrative Zone in DSO (i.e. in non-DSOA property) should apply for a Business Operation Permit.

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Start Up Businesses & Entrepreneurs

For more information on Company Types and set up for start up businesses & entrepreneurs please see our start up & entrepreneurial support section.

What is The Administrative Zone in DSO?

Please click for more information on The Administrative Zone within DSO

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