Launched in early 2017, Sharjah Media City (SHAMS) is a relatively new free zone targeting media startups. Not only is Sharjah the third largest emirate, but it also borders Dubai, giving businesses the desired proximity whilst catering to budget-conscious setups making it a sough-after location. SHAMS caters to businesses of all sizes, from small startups to corporate giants.
License: 1-2 business days
Establishment Card: 10 business days
Visa application process: 7 business days
E-channel: 24 hours
The cost of setting up a free zone company starts from AED 5750 depending on the business activity, the number of visas and other factors.
Calculate the cost for your free zone company formation here.
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 managers for your company
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 & 30 minutes from Dubai International airports respectively
Information & Communication
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Wholesale & Retail Trade
Accommodation & Food Service Activities
Financial & Insurance Activities
Transportation & Storage
Administrative & Support Service Activities