Setup Process

Setup Process

To set up your business at DSO simply follow our business set up process and provide the following documents listed below.





1SUBMIT APPLICATION FORMComplete relevant application form for desired entity and submit with required documents to DSOA Commercial Sales Section (email) DOCUMENT PRE-APPROVALSubject to document review (activity & security check) initial approval and invoices are issued to the client
2FEE PAYMENT & LEGAL DOCUMENT SUBMISSIONPayment of related fees and submission of legal documents ISSUE AGREEMENTIssue lease agreement
3SIGN AGREEMENT & FZE/FZCO TO SUBMIT SHARE CAPITAL LETTER Client signs lease agreement and returns to DSOA along with bank share capital letter LICENCE ISSUED Registration documents & licence issued

Document Checklist

  1. Application Form
  2. Letter of Intent
  3. Passport Copy(s)
  4. NOC for UAE residents only
  5. Bank statement/reference letter or audited financial report
  6. Company business plan

Time Taken

Application process = 7days

Registration = Variable (depending on the provision of legal documentation by the applicant)

License & Lease Agreement Issue = Within 2 days from receipt of all legal documents and payment

Please ensure that your applications included all required documents. For more information on documents required please view our document checklist.

Registering businesses in The Administrative Zone in DSO

Please note that if you wish to operate from a property that is not directly owned by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority but by a private developer/owner in a private development which are found within the freehold/leasehold areas of DSO then you will need to apply to DSOA’s Freehold Licensing Section and follow the Business Set Up Process for The Administrative Zone in DSO.

Please click for more information on The Administrative Zone within DSO

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