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SHAMS Freezone Company Setup

Launch Your Dream Business In SHAMS Free Zone (Sharjah Media City)

Discover boundless opportunities for your business at Sharjah Media City, popularly known as SHAMS Free Zone. Embrace innovation, connectivity, and growth in a vibrant environment. From advanced technology to a bustling community, shape your success with us.​

Sharjah Media City SHAMS Free Zone


Major Benefits of a SHAMS Free Zone Business Setup


SHAMS Freezone Company Setup


Company formation in 5-10 business days

Easy to Open a Bank Account


Minimal Paper work

100% Foreign Ownership

100% Foreign Ownership

Investor Visa

UAE Investor Visa

Investor Visa

0% Income Tax & Withholding Tax.


SHAMS Business Setup Packages

Explore our tailored  SHAMS business startup plans for individuals, companies, and different fields in the Emirates. Enjoy easy setup, unique advantages, and a lively environment to help your business grow.

Business Consultation
100% Foriegn Ownership
Business License for 1 Year
LLC Strucure
Activity Type
Service / Consulting / Trading / E-Commerce
Service / Consulting / Trading / E-Commerce
Service / Consulting / Trading / E-Commerce
Access to reminders and notifications on License, Visa and ID renewal
Flexi Office
1 Visa
Medical Fitness Test of Owner / Investor
Biometric for Owner / Shareholder
Corporate Tax Registration
Assistance in Bank Account Opening
VAT Registration
Accounting & Bookkeeping*
Annual Support for License, Visa, Immigration, and Labor Services
Financial Compliance Services (ESR, UBO, AML)
Audit of the Accounts
VAT Return Filing Services
Corporate Tax Return Filing Services
AED 5,750
AED 15,520
AED 49,500
SHAMS - UAE Freezone

Make Your Mark on the Media Industry from
Sharjah Media City Free Zone

Explore Shams Free Zone, situated near Dubai in Sharjah, UAE. With diverse business options in Media, Wholesale & Retail, and Services & Consultancy, SHAMS is reshaping opportunities for company setup in the region.

Starting a business at Sharjah Media City SHAMS typically costs AED 5,750 to AED 12,000 for a single activity. This price includes a visa and shared desk facilities. In total, it’s around AED 14,000 to AED 16,000, depending on your business-specific needs.

Explore a Multitude of Ventures within Sharjah Media City Free Zone

In Sharjah Media City Free Zone, there are many licenses for different types of businesses. You can choose what suits your interests. This free zone is flexible. So, it can help you follow your dreams by turning your ideas into successful businesses.

Trading License

Trading License

You can import, export, and distribute goods at Shams free zone. Join with worldwide partners and grow your trade.

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Industrial License

If you're into production, packaging, or similar activities, the Industrial License suits you. Transform raw materials into tangible products!

Service License

Service License

Whether you're a consultant, a professional, or an artisan, Sharjah Media City Shams lets you offer your specialized skills to a diverse clientele.

Holding License

Holding License

Create a company in Shams Free Zone to manage other businesses. This company shields you from responsibility if any other businesses have financial problems.

Freelancer License

Freelance Permit

You can work alone as a freelancer with this permit. You can use your name, not a brand, at Shams Free Zone. Your skills, your way!

E-commerce License

E-Commerce License

You can go online to conduct business with an E-Commerce License. It's great for home businesses and is for people from the UAE and GCC at Shams free zone.

Choosing Business Entity Types in Shams Free Zone

In Sharjah Media City Free Zone, your business can choose between two legal structures: LLC (Limited Liability Company) or Branch. Both options offer flexibility. Whether you go with an LLC or Branch, Shams Free Zone is here to support your goals and help you succeed.


A Shams LLC is its own business, keeping you safe from company debts and helping you do business better. You have your own identity, so your personal debts stay separate. There are many benefits: You're independent, can get licenses, hire workers, and set up a business bank account.


A Shams branch is like a part of your parent company, working together smoothly. The branch's successes and responsibilities are shared with the parent. This structure helps you get licenses, sponsor employees, and have a business bank account.

Required Documents

Find below the list of documents required to register a company in SHAMS free zone.

Individual Shareholder
Passport Copy (Valid for at least 6 months) 
Visa Page Copy (if applicable) 
Emirates ID (if applicable) 
Passport-sized Photos 
Personal Information Sheet or Application Form 
3 Name Choices 
Corporate Shareholder
Company Trade License / Certificate of Incorporation 
Memorandum of Association 
Board of Resolution for Company Setup and Appointment of Authorized Signatory 
UBO List 
Incumbency Certificate 
3 Name Choices 
Passport copy of Company Manager 
Visa copy of Company Manager 
Emirates ID of Company Manager 

Note*  The list of document requirements is subject to change as per the desired license activity and SHAMS Freezone authority.


An estimated timeline for business setup in SHAMS Freezone is mentioned below for your reference.

Submit Your Application, Company Formation Documents along with KYC Documents

Day 1

Issuance of Trade License

Day 5

Establishment Card Issued

Day 7

Entry Permit Applied

Day 10

Entry Permit Issued

Day 12

Residency Visa Issued

Day 18
Business Setup Process - SHAMS Freezone

Steps for Company Formation in SHAMS Free Zone


Choose a License Type

Visit Sharjah Media City's website. Choose the type of business license you need: Service, Industrial, Trading, or Holding.

2. Decide on Office Type


Decide on Office Type

Pick the office you want: a private office, a shared desk, or shared office space.

3. Apply for external approvals if required

Submit Documents

You can send the required papers and forms either with a consultant's help or on your own.

4. Initiate the Payment

Initiate the Payment

You can pay the relevant fees using the Shams Free Zone portal or through a business consultant.

5. KYC Verification

KYC Verification

You need to record a video with your KYC documents that would be sent to SHAMS for KYC Verification.

6. Security Check

Security Check

The submitted KYC documents would now go for a security check.

7. Obtain Your License

Obtain Your License

Get a license for your business, and then you can use your new brand to start trading.

Why Avyanco For Company Formation in SHAMS?

Avyanco is a certified business setup consultant and auditing firm in Dubai. Our experienced team ensures smooth company registration and complete financial compliance services. Headquartered in the UAE, we assist new entrepreneurs and foreign firms throughout the company setup process.

  • End-to-end Assistance and Guidance
  • Personalized Business Setup Plans
  • Certified, Experienced Team

Still Confused about taking your decision?

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  • Expert Team

    Avyanco has a diverse team with experts in business setup incorporations. We all work together to offer tailored company setup services for businesses across the UAE.

  • business setup expert team

    Customer-Centric Approach

    We focus on quality. And our customers come first. We work to serve you better by customizing business setup solutions to your needs.

  • Comprehensive Solutions

    We provide complete assistance, from registering your company to ensuring financial compliance. We aim to give entrepreneurs expert guidance, helping them navigate Sharjah's business setup intricacies and attain long-term success.

Meet Our Specialists

Our skilled experts bring industry know-how. They have vast experience and a united focus on your success. When you work with us, you’re making your business goals real with our support every step of the way.

Success Stories

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Popular Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I setup a new business in Dubai?
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