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Sharjah Media City Free Zone (SHAMS) Benefits

Join a world-class hub for media and creativity with 100% ownership and repatriation, tax exclusions and a strategic location in the UAE’s centre for culture and heritage.

Launched in 2017, Sharjah Media City Free Zone (Shams) is a leading hub for start-ups, SMEs and established businesses in the media and creative industries. With Business Incorporation Zone, you can combine a strategic location with significant tax benefits and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Wide range of business activities

Choose from a comprehensive range of business activities, available on the same business license.

Cost-effective start-up options

Affordable and easy business setup in Sharjah

Zero paid-up share capital

No need for large down payments

100% business ownership and repatriation

Retain total control of your business and enjoy 0% corporate and personal income tax

Visa registration

Allocation of up to 6 visas on a shared desk facility

Strategic location

Commercial office complexes, creative units and plazas in the UAE’s centre for culture and heritage

Exclusive networking opportunities

Become part of a world-class hub for media and creativity

Your journey starts here

Business Incorporation Zone offers a wide range of business support services.

How to set up your business in Sharjah Media City Free Zone (Shams)

Sharjah company setup is fast, easy and convenient.
Here’s a simple overview of the process:

Prepare your documents

You’ll need to ensure you have your paperwork in order to set up your business, from passport copies to no-objection letters.

Purchase a business license

To operate your business, you need to have the right license. There are a few options for you to choose from in Shams: Service, Production and Industrial

Arrange your working visa

Businesses require working visas for legal residence. You’ll need to ensure you have the correct entry working permits for your employees.

Set up your bank account

Setting up a corporate bank account in the UAE can be a confusing process but at Business Incorporation Zone we can help you to select, apply and open one that ticks every box.

What our valued customers say...​

Don’t take our word for it, take theirs…

Vyacheslav Malkov

“I was recommended by a friend to go to Business Incorporation Zone to help set up my business, and I wasn’t disappointed. Everything from my trading license to my visa was set up relatively quickly and pain free.”

Volha Ramanouskaya
“Thank you very much for your help in opening my company! I am very grateful for your approach to client care.”

Lisa Marie Fernandes D’Souza
“I had initially spoken to a member of your team due to my tight deadlines and was unclear on the whole process, but your immediate response made sure I was attended to.”