UAE's NEWEST MEDIA FREE ZONE
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.

Types of Licenses

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

AED 22 billion
Sharjah's 2018 budget

GDP
$24.81 billion

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

Testimonials

Our Blog

How to start your business in the UAE?

How to start your business in the UAE?

Sharjah has recently become a major attraction point for entrepreneurs to start their projects. In this blog, we will be pointing out your options as an entrepreneur or a business owner looking to start and grow their business in Sharjah.

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Reasons to start your business in Shams

Reasons to start your business in Shams

Besides the benefits of company registration in a Free Zone, such as full ownership, 100% repatriation of profits, 0% income and corporate taxes and a wide range of activities, Shams Free Zone boasts a number of other advantages which make it stand out from the other Sharjah Free Zones.

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