Sharjah Media City

Sharjah Media City Free Zone

Sharjah Media City is a global hub for creative entrepreneurship catering to startups, SMEs and established firms looking to expand their business locally and globally from Sharjah, which provides a progressive environment for running a business. Become a part of this thriving community along with thousands of other entreprenuers.

Why Sharjah Media City Fees & Packages

A few facts about Sharjah Media City

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It provides for 100% repatriation of capital and profits
100% tax-free transfer of funds & exemption of import and export duties
It provides 100% ownership of business
Physical presence in UAE is not required to incorporate your new company
It provides access to an affordable workforce and convenient recruitment procedures
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Why Sharjah Media City freezone (SHAMS)

In Arabic the literal meaning of Sharjah is “rising sun”. As a forefront of cultural, economic and social development, Sharjah has become home to diverse sectors of economy, complimenting and adding to each of its vast community of businesses.

With specialized facilities, exclusive incentives and unlimited opportunities for creative businesses, Shams Media City has set a benchmark of innovation and world-class business environment all out the world. Located in UAE, in the Emirate of Sharjah, Shams is a dynamic freezone designed to connect talent with forward-thinking community of creative businesses in a holistic and quintessential atmosphere for entrepreneurs and SMEs from all around the world.

Advantages of company formation in SHAMS:

1. Cost Advantage

Business ventures in SHAMS are open to several tiers starting from AED 11,500. Compared to other Freezones in UAE, Shams gives tons of value for price to a wide range of business activities in a 100% tax-free jurisdiction.

2. Location Advantage

Located just 15 minutes from Dubai Airport and 5 minutes from Sharjah Airport, the city itself is a rich commercial zone with residential boulevards, creative units, plazas and hotels connected through a well-planned network of roads. Offices are available for lease/purchase in different areas of the zone.

3. Setup Timeline Advantage

Registration and company formation in SHAMS takes less than a week, with all documentation and paperwork completed within 2 days. Added to that, the workforce can be recruited without any need of contract attestation from the Ministry of Labor.

4. Visa Advantages

Another exclusive advantage of setting up business in Shams Media City is fast visa access. Investor visas can be acquired without any age restriction or payment deposit with up-to 6 visas through shared desk facility.

5. Business Incorporation advantages

Businesses do not require any physical presence to legitimize their existence in Shams Freezone, allowing the owner/owners to run their operations from any part of the world. Companies will have the benefit of LLC with the power to appoint Corporate Directors and Corporate Managers in the company.

1Can a free zone company hold its offices outside the free zone?
As per the ruling issued in 2011, entities (a free zone company or a free zone establishment) operating in free zones can open branches in Dubai. As per Law No. 13 of 2011 on business registration and licensing in the Emirate, it was announced that free zone companies are allowed to conduct business within Dubai (outside their free zone) once they have a DED license or set up a branch in mainland Dubai.
2Can a free zone company do business or trade outside the free zone?
A freezone entity can do business in the Rest of GCC and Internationally from its freezone setup. Also, law no. 13 issued in 2011, states that free zone companies can set up a branch in Dubai to trade legally, without the need of a local sponsor. They will, however, need to have a local service agent. According to the law, the local service agent can be a UAE national or a UAE company which will sponsor employees for the Dubai branch of a free zone company at the Ministry of Labour. The local service agent will have no rights of voting or decision-making in the company.
3Can I obtain financing in Dubai?
Various private sources like banks and investment groups provide financing options, given the entity is more than 2 years old and the business owner is a resident of UAE. Neither the Government of Dubai/UAE nor the Free Zone authority will provide any financing.
4Can I transfer or receive money from outside UAE/Dubai?
As per UAE Laws, you are allowed to receive or transfer capital and profits outside the country.
5How many free zones are there in Dubai?
There are more than 40 Free Zones operating in UAE, with over 20 freezones in Dubai alone. IBG Consulting can make things simple for you by helping you choose the right freezone for your business.

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