SHAMS

Sharjah Media City

SHAMS caters to business of all sizes, from small startups right through to corporate giants.

What is SHAMS?

Sharjah Media City (SHAMS) is a relatively new free zone and launched in early 2017 targeting media startups. Sharjah is a sought-after location for company setup in the UAE. Not only is it the third largest emirate, but it also borders Dubai, giving businesses the desired proximity whilst catering to budget-conscious setups.

Location

Al Messaned
Sharjah, UAE

Advantages of SHAMS company setup

  • Wide range of business activities available on one business license
  • Company documents issued within days
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Physical presence not required for incorporation
  • Companies have limited liability
  • Ability to appoint corporate directors and corporate managers for your company
  • – 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • 0% corporate or personal income tax
  • Allocation of up to 6 visas on a shared desk facility
  • Located 15 minutes from Sharjah International Airport and 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport
  • No audit or bookkeeping requirements

License types

Service license

Trading license

Industrial license

Holding license

Social media influencer license

 

License types

Service license

Trading license

Industrial license

Holding license

Social influencer license

SHAMS company structures

SHAMS company structures

  • Shams LLC
  • Shams branch

Processing time

  • License: 1-2 business days (approximate)
  • Establishment card (Immigration Card): 10 business days (approximate)
  • Visa application process: 7 business days (approximate)
  • E-channel: 24 hours

Office type

  • Virtual office
  • Dedicated desk
  • Shared desk
  • Dedicated office
  • Creative units

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