Launched in early 2017, Sharjah Media City (SHAMS) is a relatively new free zone targeting media startups. Not only is Sharjah the third largest emirate, but it also borders Dubai, giving businesses the desired proximity whilst catering to budget-conscious setups making it a sought after location. SHAMS caters to businesses of all sizes, from small startups to corporate giants.

Advantages of SHAMS license

  • Wide range of business activities available on one business license
  • Company documents issued within days
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Physical presence not required for incorporation
  • Companies have limited liability
  • Ability to appoint corporate directors and managers for your company
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • 0% corporate or personal income tax
  • Allocation of up to 6 visas on a shared desk facility
  • Located 15 minutes from Sharjah & 30 minutes from Dubai International airports respectively

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