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    About Sharjah Media City (Shams) Free Zone

    On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation dislike men who are so beguiled demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided.

    One of the key advantages of incorporating a company in Shams is its affordability and reputation, making it one of the few free zones that offers both. It also provides several benefits, such as quick registration, the ability to conduct multiple business activities on a single license, a tax-free jurisdiction, zero corporate and personal tax, repatriation of capital and profits, 100% foreign ownership, streamlined procedures, and regular workshops and business community sessions.

    We always been to meet and exceed your needs, by working tirelessly to provide exceptional service.

    Moreover, shareholders are not required to be physically present in the UAE to incorporate a new company, and free training sessions are offered. Additionally, Shams provides free exhibition space at events like GITEX Expo and Seamless Middle East, adding to the benefits of operating a company in this free zone.

    The Steps of
    Company Formation

    You Choose an Activity

    Activity that you want to pursue and start in Shams Free Zone


    We Reserve it for you

    We'll reserve your trade name and get the initial approval.


    We Prepare Documents

    We'll handle your company's paperwork and documentation.


    Trade License Ready

    You'll receive a trade license to launch your business.

    Shams Free Zone License Types and Permitted Business Activities

    Shams Free Zone offers cost-effective licenses for a variety of business activities in the UAE. These licenses fall under three main categories: services and consultancy, trading, and industrial. Companies can carry out a range of business activities under each license, which are categorized by Shams under the main heads of media, wholesale and retail, and services and consultancy.

    Here are the different business activities permitted under each category:


    • Printing and reproduction of recorded media
    • Publishing activities of books, journals, and software
    • Sound recording and music publishing
    • Motion picture, video and television programme activities
    • Radio broadcasting
    • Television programming and broadcasting activities
    • Telecommunications
    • Computer programming, consultancy and related activities
    • Information service activities
    • Web portals
    • Data processing and hosting
    • Professional, scientific, and technical activities
    • Advertising and market research for professional, scientific, and technical activities
    • Photography and specialised design
    • Creative arts and entertainments
    • Digital marketing
    • Event organising
    • Production
    • Web Portals
    • Graphic design
    • Fashion design
    • Interior design
    • Translation services

    Wholesale and Retail

    • Wholesale trade
    • General trading
    • Wholesale of agricultural raw material and live animals.
    • Wholesale of household goods.
    • Wholesale of machinery and equipment.
    • Wholesale on a fee or contract basis.
    • Retail sale in non- specialised zone.
    • Retail sale of automotive fuel.
    • Retail sale of cultural and recreational goods.
    • Retail sale of food and beverages.
    • Retail sale of information and communication equipment.
    • Retail sale of household equipment.
    • Retail sale via stalls and markets.
    • Retail trade in stores, stalls and markets.
    • Wholesale, retail and repair of vehicles and motorcycles.

    Services and Consultancy

    • Repair and installation of machinery, equipment and metal products
    • Installation of industrial machinery and equipment
    • Construction
    • Electrical, plumbing and other construction installation activities
    • Warehousing and support activities for transportation
    • Postal and courier services
    • Restaurant and mobile food services activities
    • Event catering and other food services activities
    • Holding company activities
    • Financial service activities
    • Insurance and reinsurance
    • Activities aiding financial services, insurance, and pension funding
    • Real estate activities
    • Legal
    • Accounting and bookkeeping
    • Auditing and tax consulting
    • Head office activities
    • Management consultancy activities
    • Architectural and engineering activities
    • Technical testing and analysis
    • Scientific research and development
    • Rental and leasing activities
    • Leasing of intellectual property
    • Employment activities
    • Travel and tour operators
    • Building cleaning services
    • Combined facilities support activities
    • Landscape care and maintenance
    • service activities
    • Call centres
    • Business support services
    • Office administrative and support activities
    • Organisation of conventions and trade shows
    • Educational support activities
    • Sports and recreation
    • Activities of membership organisations
    • Activities of business, employers and
    • professional membership organisations
    • Repair of computers
    • Repair of personal and household goods
    • Other personal service activities

    Shams offers incorporation options for two types of companies:

    Limited Liability Company (LLC)

    An LLC is a legal entity where the company's liabilities are limited to the company itself, and do not extend to the personal liabilities of its shareholder(s). The shareholder's liability is limited to the amount of their investment in the company. Similarly, the company's assets are owned by the company and not by its shareholders. When incorporated with Shams, an LLC allows shareholders to open a bank account and sponsor employees.


    Sharjah Media City (Shams) is a rapidly growing free zone established in 2017, offering one of the cheapest company registration options in the UAE. It is a leading hub for media and creative companies, with its ecosystem designed to facilitate their growth. Shams not only allows incorporation of companies operating in the media and creative space, but also those whose businesses aid and assist in their operation, resulting in a mutually beneficial relationship.

    Options for Office Space for Shams Free Zone Companies

    If you have a company registered in the Shams Free Zone, you must lease a workspace located within the free zone. The Shams Free Zone offers various options for workspaces based on the size of your team, visa requirements, and extent of your company operations.

    Here are the workspace options available for Shams Free Zone companies:

    Dedicated Desk

    A dedicated desk is a reserved workspace for your company within a co-working space. With a dedicated desk, you will have access to WiFi, a printer, and a meeting room.

    Shared Desk

    A shared desk is a flexible workspace that can be shared with other business owners. The shared desk comes with pre-installed WiFi and a printer, and you also have access to a meeting room. This option is suitable for small business owners who want to grow their professional network while running their business.

    Dedicated Office

    This is a private office space that is reserved for your Shams Free Zone company. Dedicated offices have flexible seating arrangements, and depending on your company's needs, they can contain a single desk or multiple desks. WiFi and printers are already installed in the dedicated office, and business owners can also use the common meeting room in the facility. The office can be locked when not in use, ensuring privacy and security for your business.

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