The Impact of technology on how businesses are now conducted are huge, and the various developments in the technology sector allow people to make their business more efficient and profitable. Understanding the importance of technology and the scope of its growth and implementations in business, Dubai Silicon Oasis was formed in the year 2004.
Established in the year 2004, this free zone provides a safe haven for technology-based sectors. It comprises of world-class innovations, fully functional infrastructure, secure transportation of goods and people, and a very favorable business environment. This free zone is one of the leading authority on the production of electronics and technologically advanced products which are used in the field of nanotechnology, optoelectronics, and other supporting industries.
The Dubai Silicon Oasis was set up with the aim to promote the technology-based industries in the country and to make Dubai a haven for such industries. The main objective of the Free Zone was to tap into the rapidly growing electronics market worldwide. The Free Zone covers an area of 7.2 square km, and there are separate office, residential, and public places which a business can take advantage of. It can be easily accessed via Dubai International Airport, making it the number one choice of people in business and entrepreneurs looking for an opportunity in the tech world.
Products/ Services Offered
The various products and services which are offered by the management of the Dubai Silicon Oasis are:
1.In House Government Services
The In-House Government Services, which are provided to the registered businesses in the free zone, are affiliated with the government of the United Arab Emirates, specifically DNRD (Dubai Naturalization & Residency Department. These in-House Services will help the company to reach its maximum potential.
The Dubai Silicon Oasis comprises of state of the art IT infrastructure, which consists of a number of data centers so that there is no load on the business. The companies can also take advantage of the robust communication system in the free zone. These IT services help the companies to fast track setup and provides a conducive operating environment.
3.The HALA Initiative (Client Support)
The Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority has launched the HALA initiative under which the Customer Happiness centers have been converted into a reception suite. An e-wallet payment facility, along with a number of information kiosks, has also been set up to provide online services for payment.
4.Plug and Play Offices
The plug and play offices offered by the Dubai Silicon Oasis range from 4000 to 6000-meter square, which will provide fully integrated smart services. There are two spate buildings which will provide an office space which will suit the requirements of the business.
5.Signature Boutique Buildings
Eight signature Boutique Buildings can be used to set up the headquarters of the companies. These signature buildings provide an option of Core, Shell, or Fitted Space, which can be availed as per the requirement of the business.
The retail space in the Free Zone comprises of the favorite brands and eateries of both international and local brands. The area also consists of a dedicated space that can be used to host concerts, festivals, or any kind of promotional activity.
The free zone comprises apartments that are built to a specific standard of sustainability. This allows the residents to have quick access to the place they work in and reduces the time to commute. The area also consists of charging stations for smart devices and electrical charging points for smart cars.
Types of Business Available
There are many different types of businesses available such as:
- Branch Company
- Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
- Free Zone Company (FZCO)
- DED Registered Companies
- Start-up businesses and Entrepreneurs
Dubai Silicon Oasis Approved Free Zone
In the Year 2014, the concerned authority decided to revise the laws relating to the Approved Auditors in the Free Zone. The rules were made more stringent and will ensure that all the auditors are compliant with the various rules and regulations of the Free Zone.
The main changes which were made are:
- It is now necessary to availing the services of an auditor to ensure that enough independence is provided by changing the auditing firm every four years.
- The hired auditing firm now needs to present proof that the employees of the firm will receive opportunities to upgrade themselves via various training and development programs
It is suggested that you avail the services of an auditing firm so that the management can appropriately handle the financial aspect of the company. Conducting an Audit of the business will help the company in many ways, and this is why you should avail of the services of a reputed financial consulting firm.
JAXA Chartered Accountants will provide quality services at competent prices. JAXA has garnered trust among the companies in the UAE since 2007 and is an ISO 9001:2005 certified firm. An Auditing firm will help keep track of all the finances of the business and will assist the management of the business in achieving its maximum potential.