Dubai Silicon Oasis - License Types

License Types

DSO is designed as a state-of-the-art hi-tech ecosystem that allows people to work and live in harmony with innovation and technology. To establish a company within DSO, companies simply need to register it and then obtain a license. To register, companies can choose from 4 license types: Service License, Trade License, Industrial License, or Special License (Business Operation Permit).

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 license.
Industrial Licence
This allows the registered entity to import raw material, manufacture, and process, assemble, package and export the finished product.
Special License
Business Operation Permit: This is a special permit for companies operating in 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 supplied by Dubai Economic Department. No share capital is required for this type of licence.