Create now, Shape the future

We make creative entrepreneurship accessible
to aspiring startups, SMEs and established companies

About Shams

Sharjah Media City (Shams) was launched in January 2017 to act as a catalyst for creative and media businesses to grow and thrive. Aiming to be a world-class media hub for innovative facilities and services, Shams covers a wide range of business activities available for those wishing to embark on their entrepreneurial journey in the UAE.

Our vision is to be a world-class hub for media and creativity in the region. Our mission is to make creative entrepreneurship accessible and inspire business growth. We foster a vibrant and connected ecosystem for innovators to live, learn and co-create.

We are Shams – a Free Zone community built from within.

Service License

It allows for production, re-production, transformation and distribution of services. Service license includes rendering services as a primary objective and utilizing goods to provide them.

Trading License

Selling goods within Shams or importing and exporting of goods. It includes movement of goods, wholesale and retail sale of goods and rendering of services related to the sale of these goods.

Industrial License

It allows for production, re-production, transformation and manufacturing of goods.

Holding License

It allows holding standalone assets and/or stakes in other companies. You would require a holding company for the purpose of controlling other company(ies), property such as real estate, patents, trademarks, stock and other assets. This license is sold exclusively through our Registered Agents:

Types of Licenses

AED 22 billion
Sharjah's 2018 budget

$24.81 billion

Seaports on the Arabian
Gulf and Indian Ocean
International Airport
Of coastline
Emirates border Sharjah


Our Blog

Accessible Funding Resources for your Startup

Accessible Funding Resources for your Startup

Does making it in today’s market as a successful business owner require the same components as before? In this blog, we will point out many resources that entrepreneurs can opt for that will take their project to the next level.

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