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Licence Types

Companies looking to set up within DSO can choose from three types of licenses, which can be selected according to the company’s operational requirements. Please note: that branch entities are only entitled to conduct an activity within the parent company’s activities.

Operating Licences

Service Licence

This allows the registered entity to carry out only specified services.

Trade Licence

This allows the registered entity to practice activities which are related to import, export, and distribution of items and goods as specified in the licence.

Industrial Licence

This allows the registered entity to import raw material, manufacture, and process, assemble, package and export the finished product..

Special Licences

Business Operation Permit

This is a special permit for companies operating in the The Administrative Zone of DSOA (areas owned by private developers) using a licence issued by Dubai Economic Department (DED). This licence is issued based on the licence issued by Dubai Economic Department. No share capital is required for this type of licence.

Registering businesses in The Administrative Zone in DSO

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.
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The Administrative Zone Within DSO
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