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SHARJAH FREE ZONE

SET-UP YOUR FREE ZONE COMPANY IN SHARJAH

Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPC)
Starting from 5,750/- AED
Sharjah Media City Free Zone (SHAMS)
Starting from 5,750/- AED
Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP)
Starting from 5,510/- AED
Sharjah Airport International Freezone (SAIF ZONE)
Starting from 10,800/- AED
Hamariyah Free Zone (HFZA)
Starting from 8,800/- AED

A CULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENT IN SHARJAH

Sharjah, the third largest Emirate in the United Arab Emirates, is known for its world-class infrastructure, political stability, and public investments. It encompasses the capital, Sharjah, along with Kalba and Khor Fakkan in the northern part. Sharjah shares borders with Dubai, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, and Ras Al Khaimah. Beyond being a prominent tourist destination, Sharjah provides a pleasant environment for families. Its lucrative nature and diverse economy make it an attractive business destination, offering a viable alternative to Dubai for global investors.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT FREE ZONE

The Emirate of Sharjah is home to a number of free zones. These include:

  • Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone)
  • Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPC)
  • Sharjah Media City Free Zone (SHAMS)
  • Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP)

SHARJAH FREE ZONE: BUSINESS SETUP

Setting up a Sharjah Free Zone Company involves several key steps for a smooth process:

  • Prepare a business plan
  • Select an ideal free zone for the kind of business you want to start
  • Choose a trade name
  • Choose office space within the free zone
  • Get necessary pre-approvals
  • Register your business and get a license

TYPES OF BUSINESS LICENSES IN SHARJAH FREE ZONE

Before starting a business in any Sharjah free zone, acquiring a business license from the free zone authority is crucial. The types of licenses available in Sharjah free zone depend on the nature of your business. Here are the various license options offered within the Sharjah free zone.

  • INDUSTRIAL LICENSE – if your business involves production and manufacturing, you need an industrial license to operate legally. The license covers a broad spectrum of activities, including metal framing, furniture production, packaging and processing of agricultural products.
  • TRADING LICENSE – a trading license is granted to companies that deal with purchase or sale of products. The license covers both importation and exportation of goods.
  • SERVICE LICENSE – to run a company in the service domain, you need a service license. The license covers many areas, including providing services as the primary objective and utilising goods to render the services.

REASONS TO SETUP A BUSINESS WITHIN SHARJAH FREE ZONE

Sharjah Free Zone creates a business-friendly environment that drives success in companies. These free zones offer a wide range of facilities and reasonable setup costs, especially for start-ups. Here are a few reasons why you should set up a business within Sharjah free zone:

  • Affordable facilities
  • Full company ownership
  • No taxation
  • 24/7 license processing
  • Zero currency constraints