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DTEC FreeZone Company Formation

An initiative of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Dtec is designed to conveniently set up a new business in Dubai. From 100% business ownership, visa processing, 24/7 access, high speed wifi, a range of creative meeting and events spaces, Dtec has everything in one place. Setting up a business and taking flight has never been easier than this.

For technology startups and entrepreneurs looking for flexible coworking or office space in Dubai for rent, Dtec offers a nurturing, supportive community from which to set up their new business. The largest technology innovation hub in the MENA region, the 10,000 sqm creatively designed workspace hosts an integrated ecosystem, home to hundreds of startups, SMEs and technology entrepreneurs from around the world.

Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus is the largest tech entrepreneur centre in the MENA region, spanning two creatively designed locations, Dtec provides technology startups with the ultimate work environment from which to start and scale.

Located in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai’s integrated technology free zone, Dtec is at the epicenter of entrepreneurship and innovation in the UAE. It houses more than 800+ startups from 70+ nationalities, organizing more than 100 events and creating more than 2500 jobs.

Dtec also offers a program of events, trainings, mentorship and networking opportunities along with an in house VC, the only Intel Internet of Things Ignition lab in the MENA region, the Intelak Aviation & Travel Tech incubator and the Dubai Smart City Accelerator.

Startups can choose from hot desk, dedicated desk and small office options along with license and visa services, providing a one-stop shop for setting up a UAE business.

Advantages of setting up business in Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec):

Dtec is an international startup hub. Home to hundreds of startups from more than 70 countries, Dtec supports young technology businesses with a range of facilities and services including:

  • Easy freezone business setup
  • Visa services
  • 10,000sqm creatively designed space
  • 24/7 access
  • High speed WiFi
  • Free tea, coffee & water
  • Parking
  • Creative meeting and breakout spaces
  • Conference facilities
  • Games rooms & cafes
  • Annual event program
  • Corporate partner labs
  • Investment opportunities
  • Acceleration programs
  • Private phone booths
  • Flexi desk
  • Fixed desk

Types of companies that can operate from Dtec:

Dtec is open to technology startups in the IT software services area.Dtec’s mission is to provide the best possible environment for tech startups to succeed. So, at the very core of the business should be technology.

Types of office space available at Dtec:

Hot desk: A hot desk is the traditional coworking desk. You don’t have an assigned space and sit anywhere within the coworking area with your laptop and mobile.  You will be eligible to 2 visas within this option.

Dedicated (fixed) desk: A dedicated desk provides you with your own space where you can have a landline and a drawer unit for storage. In this option you will be eligible for 3 visas.

Hot desk and Dedicated desk options give you full access to Dtec’s facilities and events.

Small (private) office: It is a private office inside Dtec with own office. Visa allocation is based on the space taken.

All the visas issued by Dtec are renewable after 3 years.

Cost of buying space in Dtec:  

  • Hot desk costs AED 18,000 per annum
  • Flexi desk costs AED 24,200 per annum
  • Small office or private office costs between AED 47,820 to AED 62,500 depending on whether one chooses a furnished or unfurnished office space

Cancellation of license in Dtec?

  • It is mandatory for all hot desk members to use their desk for at least 36 hours per month.  If this requirement is not met, DSOA has the right to cancel the license and lease.
  • Dtec is a hub for startups so you can remain in the premises for up to 5 years as Dtec acts as an incubation centre, startups are expected to take flight with the help of the environment or take call about their future course of action based on how the ideas flower.

How Spectrum can help you?

Spectrum Auditing is an expert in Accounting, Auditing and VAT services apart from Company Formation and Company Liquidation process. Reach us to have a frills free life in your journey in Dubai, UAE.  We at Spectrum will assist you in taking care of all the legal procedures involved in the registration and de-registration of your company in Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec). Reach us today for any kind of assistance, call us at +971 4 2699329 or email us at [email protected] to get all your queries addressed. Spectrum, your partner in your success.


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