Expanding creative horizons

Where Creativity and
Opportunity co-exist

SHAPING TOMORROW, TOGETHER

As the region's pioneering creative hub, Sharjah Media City (Shams) is a free zone empowering creative entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs, companies, and freelancers with cost-effective business setup solutions. Launched in 2017 as a catalyst for innovation, Shams offers a world-class media hub with comprehensive services and 100% foreign ownership. Supported by the ministry, we partner with the business community to foster growth in the wider Sharjah ecosystem. Our commitment to nurturing creativity and entrepreneurship drives our mission to make creative entrepreneurship accessible and inspire business growth, shaping the future of the media and business landscape together.

UAE's Fastest Growing Media Free Zone

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We empower artistry, fueling businesses through media and creativity.

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We help produce future change-makers who pave the way for generations to come.

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We act as a gateway to creative entrepreneurship for aspiring startups, SMEs and established entities.

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We provide the tools businesses need to succeed across the media and creativity fields.

LAUNCH YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY WITH SHAMS

Sharjah Media City is a one-stop destination for setting up your business in the UAE. We take care of everything you need to kickstart your business so you can make more time for creative success. Focus on unleashing your potential while we handle the intricacies with seamless registration processes and tailored business solutions. With your business dreams and our expertise, we create a partnership designed for growth and innovation.

Media Services

From media training and podcasting to gaming, influencer marketing, and a wide range of filming services, we support your business goals.

Concierge Services

Our concierge services provide clients with dedicated assistance to handle important but tedious small business tasks. From bank account setup and visa assistance to document delivery, vehicle licensing, P.O. box setup and much more, we take care of the details so you don’t have to.

Training and Workshops

Get the most out of your media encounters by participating in our engaging media and business workshops designed to help you understand and clearly communicate your key message.

Business Funding

Access the finance you need with Funding Souq, the platform that connects established businesses with investors. Whether you're looking to expand or purchase equipment, pr require working capital, Funding Souq will help you find funding and achieve your full potential. Learn more about how your established business can reach success with Funding Souq.

Tax and Accounting

Explore our comprehensive financial service offering that takes care of your tax and accounting processes so you can focus on growing your business.

AI Generative Services

Stand out in your business community and communicate with key stakeholders by leveraging the power of our platforms. Our services include content creation, network management, and industry and employee engagement.

Why choose us?

Discover wide range of business opportunities in Sharjah with Shams! Here are just some of the benefits you get to look forward to:

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Cost-Effective Business Setup Cost-Effective Business Setup

Cost-Effective Business Setup

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Companies will have Limited Liability Companies will have Limited Liability

Companies will have Limited Liability

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100% Foreign Ownership Permitted 100% Foreign Ownership Permitted

100% Foreign Ownership Permitted

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Allocation of Up to 12 Visas on a Shared Desk Facility Allocation of Up to 12 Visas on a Shared Desk Facility

Allocation of Up to 12 Visas on a Shared Desk Facility

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Shareholders are Not Required to Be Physically Present in the UAE to Incorporate a New Company Shareholders are Not Required to Be Physically Present in the UAE to Incorporate a New Company

Shareholders are Not Required to Be Physically Present in the UAE to Incorporate a New Company

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Wide Range of Business Activities Available on the Same Business License Wide Range of Business Activities Available on the Same Business License

Wide Range of Business Activities Available on the Same Business License

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Quick and Simple Online Registration Process Quick and Simple Online Registration Process

Quick and Simple Online Registration Process

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Located 10 Minutes From Sharjah International Airport and 30 Minutes From Dubai International Airport Located 10 Minutes From Sharjah International Airport and 30 Minutes From Dubai International Airport

Located 10 Minutes From Sharjah International Airport and 30 Minutes From Dubai International Airport

Why set up a business in Sharjah?

AED 40.8 billion

Sharjah's 2024 budget

GDP

AED 140 billion

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Seaports on the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean

New Project

128KM

Of Coastline

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International Airport

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Emirates Border Sharjah

Our Facilities

Explore a vibrant space for creative entrepreneurs to flourish and connect. Shams fosters a dynamic and collaborative atmosphere, bringing together like-minded entrepreneurs to breathe life into innovative ideas. 

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Our community

Learn more about our exclusive community, ranging from exciting career opportunities to the companies who are part of Shams.

CSR

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Careers

Eager to join our team? Explore current job openings available at Shams.

CSR

Get to know the strides we're taking to create a better world through our business endeavours and beyond.

Careers

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