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Sharjah Media City Free Zone

Sharjah Media City Free Zone (SHAMS) is a located in the emirates of Sharjah and is 10 min drive from Sharjah International Airport and 20 min drive from Dubai International Airport. Being located in the 3rd largest emirates after Abu Dhabi and Dubai, it offers ample business and growth opportunities to the entrepreneurs.

SHAMS started its operation back in January 2017 and is one of the major developing free zone in the UAE. Upon its operation, its major focus was to build itself as the most prominent and reliable free zone for Media and Creative business. After achieving this milestone, SHAMS expanded its activity list and is currently providing full range of activities in order to attract all the customers worldwide. This free zone is actively involved in organizing events, thus providing in interaction platform for all the companies which can be used as a marketing tool by all of its customers.

One of the major benefits of establishing a company in SHAMS is that it provides corporate license with 6 visas and that too without a need of having an office space. The sound and transparent approach of this free zone enables it to provide best solution to the clients who are looking forward to operate a business inside UAE or internationally.

Benefits of SHAMS:

  • 100% ownership of business
  • No capital requirement
  • 100% import and export tax exemption within the Free Zone
  • License can be obtained within 48 hours
  • Offers wide range of offices, warehouses and lands
  • Access to full range of activities
  • Allocation of up to 6 visas on a shared desk facility
  • Streamlined visa process
  • No physical presence of the shareholders
  • No requirement of NOC from the existing sponsor
  • Located 10 minutes from Sharjah International Airport and 20 minutes from Dubai International Airport

Types of license available:

  • General trading license
  • Commercial license
  • Industrial license
  • Service license
  • Holding license
  • Free Lancer license


Company incorporation in SHAMS starts with choosing right activity as per the list provided by the Free Zone Authority. After the business activity is chosen, the next step is to choose a trade name. Usually, 3 business names are provided to the free zone in a sequence manner. If a name is not similar to any other already established trade name, such shall be approved by the free zone authorities.

Upon choosing all the above and after providing the documents, including but not limited to, passport copy, visa page copy or entry stamp, Memorandum and Article of Association, the file is processed for security approval. Upon reviewing the documents provided, it is at the sole discretion of the free zone authority to accept or reject the applications.

Once an initial approval is received and the license fee is paid, the free zone issues the license. Obtaining a license takes approximately 3 to 4 working days from the date of submitting all the documents to the free zone.

From our experience, professional attitude and transparent services, we can assist in obtaining free zone license in more efficient manner. For details, inquiries, or, for knowing our value added services, kindly feel free to contact us at, or call us at 045547635/0567422328.

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