• SHAMS Free Zone (Sharjah Media City)


How it works?




Good News: UAE No Longer on European Union Blacklist

22 February 2018

The European Union recently removed several countries, including the UAE, from its “blacklist” of Uncooperative Tax Havens. The move is due to the country’s improved tax transparency. In addition, 113 more agreements between the UAE and EU were set down to avoid the double taxation problem, including 8 that would mean greater tax information exchange.[...]

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Benefits of Setting Up a Shams Free Zone Company In the United Arab Emirates

15 January 2018

Globalization has meant that if you wish to set up a new company, such as an Ecommerce, consultancy or trading business, you don’t have to sieve through commercial property pages in your local area. With places like Dubai around, you can save yourself a lot of dollars by taking your business there, as the Shams Free Zone offers a lot of concessions to businesses...

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Our Commitment

  1. Your Company in SHAMS Free Zone formed within 5 working days. *
  2. Competitive and transparent pricing
  3. Complete confidentiality
  4. UAE Residency Visa for you and family members
  5. Setting up your company with a bank account including eBanking and debit card
Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Company

Sharjah Media City Free Zone Company Main Characteristics:

Company typeFree Zone Limited Liability Company
Governing corporate legislationSharjah Media City (SHAMS) Free Zone Authority
Information published relating to company officersCompany director names are not disclosed
ConfidentialityComplete confidentiality
Accounting requirementAccounts and auditing are not required
TaxationNo corporate or personal taxation
LegislationSharjah Media City (SHAMS) Free Zone Authority 
Standard currencyUAE Dirhams pegged to USD
Time to form5 working days
CommunicationEfficient communication
Local sponsor requirementNot needed
Residence visa issuanceResidence Visa issued
Number of directors neededA minimum of one director


  • Strategic location
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure
  • World-class facilities
  • Single window convenience for administrative services
  • Investor-oriented management
  • 100% corporate tax exemption
  • 100% personal income tax exemption
  • 100% import & export tax exemption

Investment Incentives:

  • 100% foreign company ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • No currency restrictions

Information concerning SHAMS Zone


Sharjah Media City is located in the emirate of Sharjah, the cultural capital of the UAE. Shams was launched in January 2017, with a vision to be a world-class hub for media and creativity in the region. Shams’ mission is to make creative entrepreneurship accessible and inspire business growth in the region. The Shams community fosters a vibrant ecosystem for innovation to live, learn and co-create

As a world-class Free Zone hub for innovation, Shams sets the benchmark for service and support to those wishing to set-up and launch their business with specialized facilities for the creative and media industries.

* Please refer to our Terms & Conditions