Sharjah Media City Free Zone

Sharjah Media City (Shams) was established in January 2017 is located 5 minutes away from Sharjah International Airport and 15 minutes from Dubai International Airport. Easy and hassle-free business-friendly laws and streamlined infrastructure attract foreign investors. SHAMS aims to be a top-notch media hub offering the most advanced and innovative facilities. It is ideal for start-ups willing to launch their entrepreneurial journey in the UAE, specializing in the media and creative industry.

SHAMS offers a vibrant and well-connected ecosystem for visionaries to live, learn, and create.  SHAMS is a dynamic initiative to make string connections with talented individuals in the media and creative industry.

Benefits to set up Business in Sharjah Media City Free Zone


100% foreign ownership

100% Repatriation

100% repatriation of capital and profits

Tax Free

100% tax free

Duty Free

No custom duty

No Import/Export Duty

0% import and export duties

Limited Liabilities

Limited liabilities

Minimum Cost

Low operating cost and workforce

Easy recruitment procedure

Easy recruitment procedure

Fast Processes & Documentation

All documentation issued in 2 days


No-Objection Certificate (NOC) not required to start a business

Strategic Location

Located within proximity of two major international airports

Business Activities

Here are some of the most popular options for business one might want to pursue:

Travel Agencies
Scientific Research and Development
Bookkeeping and Auditing
Information Services

You do not have to be physically present to complete the setup process of your company.

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