DTEC Free Zone

The DTEC Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship Centre is the largest tech entrepreneurial coworking space in the MENA region. The region was founded in 2015 and is near Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO). DTEC free zone has become the social hub for business investors, corporations, and entrepreneurs. More than 1000 startups from 70 nationalities of people have come together in the DTEC to make it a successful startup jurisdiction in the UAE. The free zone is just 15 minutes away from the airport and offers logistical support to business ventures.

Characteristics of DTEC Free Zone

Characteristic Type Characteristic Trait
Company Type Free Zone Company (FZCO)
Governing Body Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Managers 1
Accounting and Book Keeping Requirements No
Renewal Date Annual Date of Incorporation
Corporate Taxation 0%
Visa Type Employment Visa Only
Ownership 100 Percent Foreign Ownership
Type of Activities Commercial/Service/
VAT Percentage 0%
Duty for Import and Export 0%
Duration For Company Formation 5-9 Days
Paid Up Capital No Paid Up Capital
Local Partner Required No

Documents Required

  • Color Passport Copy
  • Visa status copy / Entry stamp copy
  • Passport Size Photo
  • Other documents depending on the business activity

Banking Partners

Advantages of The Free Zone

Zero customs duty for goods and services

World-class infrastructure and services

Ideal business atmosphere for clients

State-of-the-art technology and sophisticated process

Easy access to government and regulatory authorities

Simple, hassle-free registration of companies


The Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship Centre (DTEC) is located in the heart of the Dubai Silicon Oasis Free Zone and was established in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. It is a purpose-built startup incubator that accommodates and supports new technology companies. DTEC Dubai provides a nurturing, supportive environment for technology startups and entrepreneurs searching for flexible coworking or office space in Dubai for rent.

The 10,000 sqm artistically designed workspace is home to hundreds of startups, SMEs, and technology entrepreneurs worldwide, making it the most significant technological innovation center in the MENA region.

An overview of DTEC

Founded 2015
Industries Coworking, Incubators, Real Estate, Venture Capital
Headquarters Regions Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Sub-Organization Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
DTEC facilities Flexi desk, Assigned desk, Physical office
Multiple modern business facilities are available 24/7 in DTEC Comfortable workspaces, conference rooms, cafes, telephone booths, fashionable common areas, gaming room
DTEC business activities Computer Graphic Design Services, Software house, Electronic Chips Programming, IT Infrastructure, Web-design, Public Networking Services
Internet Content Provider, Portal Building
Company registration 1-2 weeks
Company Renewal 3-4working days
Amendments (flexibility to change) Company name, Business activity, Director/Manager, Shareholding structure, Facility (flexi-desk or office)
Business license Service license, and commercial license
DTEC programmes Challenge of technology-driven transformation, and DTEC Corporate Innovation

If you're seeking a creative coworking space to start a new business in Dubai or launch your business, it would be helpful to know about the Dubai free zone company formation.

Company Formation in Free zones Ideal for

IT-related activities

Registration Process

Complete the Application Form

Complete the Application Form

Submit Your Documents to the Authority

Submit Your Documents to the Authority

Obtain Your License

Obtain Your License

Obtain Your Residency Visa

Obtain Your Residency Visa

Open Your Bank Account

Open Your Bank Account

Terms and Conditions

*Duration is subject to the constraints of the due diligence procedure.

**This would refer to the corporate tax of the company, wherein the operation of the company would take place outside the country of incorporation.

***The required documents must be provided for every individual related to the company.

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Why Choose BSW

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Who owns and controls the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus?

Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus is owned and controlled by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA).

How many companies were there in DTEC?

There were more than 1000 startup companies in DTEC.

What are the legal entities in DTEC?

The legal entities in DTEC are Free Zone Establishment and Free Zone Company.

What is DTEC mainly focused on?

DTEC is a free zone dedicated to IT-related businesses and licenses.

Whom did DTEC attract?

DTEC attracts and supports inspiring tech ideas within a creative environment that encourages the success and growth of the entrepreneur.

What are the steps to be followed for the business setup in DTEC?

The steps followed for the company formation in DTEC are.

  1. Choose a business structure
  2. Find a legal entity
  3. Select a relevant trade name
  4. Obtain license and visa services
  5. Open a bank account

How many days does it take for business incorporation in DTEC?

It takes around 1-2 weeks for company incorporation in DTEC.