Launched in 2017, Sharjah Media City Free Zone (SHAMS) is a world-class free zone hub for media, innovation, and creativity. SHAMS sets the benchmark for service and support for those preferring to set up and launch their business with specialized facilities for the creative and media industries.

Aiming to be a world-class hub for innovative facilities and services, SHAMS covers a wide range of business activities available for those who want to start their business in the UAE. SHAMS strives as a dynamic initiative, a forward-thinking, and holistic, making creative entrepreneurship accessible to all.

SHAMS makes creative entrepreneurship accessible, inspiring business development. SHAMS promotes a vibrant and connected network for innovators to live, learn, and co-create on a global level easily.

Sharjah Media City Free Zone offers a quick, simple, and financially savvy setup process. SHAMS give all that you require from licensing, visas, and real estate, to digital speed.

Arab Business Consultant has a team of business setup experts who guide you to choose the best options among the various free zones based on your requirements.

Benefits of setting up business with SHARJAH MEDIA CITY FREE ZONE

  • Set up your business starting from AED 11,500
  • SHAMS gives a variety of business activities on the same business license
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • Limited liabilities of the business
  • SHAMS gives the ability to appoint Corporate Directors and Corporate Managers for your company
  • Fast and easy online registration process
  • No deposit required
  • All company documents issued easily and faster
  • Foreign ownership permitted 100%
  • Shareholders are not required to be physically present in the UAE to incorporate a new company
  • No personal or corporate income tax
  • No NOC required
  • Up to 6 visas can be availed on a shared desk facility
  • Very close to Sharjah International Airport and Dubai International Airport

Why Arab Business Consultant?

Arab Business Consultant is always completely transparent when providing our clients with the details related to setting up a business in the Sharjah Media City Free Zone in UAE. We offer flexibility to provide you with the exact package that suits your requirement, it can be a Trade license (single owner), trade license with two or more than two shareholders, visas for employees, or dependents. We help you to select the right option, so you pay only for what you get.

Our Services

  • Business set up
  • Renewal of license
  • PRO service
  • Visa services
  • Company stamp
  • Free zone service
  • Off shore company
  • Main land LLC

Types of Business License offered in SHAMS

  • Service License
  • Trading License
  • Industrial License
  • Holding Activity License
  • Social Media Influencer License

Packages - Sharjah Media City Free Zone SHAMS



  • Type 1 activities include Service and Commercial Trading activities while Type 2 includes General Trading and Industrial activities.
  • 2 Limit of 5 Additional Classes per group of same types
  • 30 Calendar Days Validity
  • Not inclusive of Medical and Emirates ID fees where applicable

Shams Standard Package

Shams Social Media Influencer Package


  • Does not include immigration card fee of AED 1,500 (3 year validity)
  • Not inclusive of any external approvals and fees
  • Shared Desk Fees included except 0 Visa Allocation Package Disclaimer
  • E-Channel registration fees apply.

All government fees and related authorities are only estimation. The exact government fees will be determined at the time of submission of the applications. We provide our clients with all receipts of expense against the amount that will be paid. Amount spent for your business registration will be supported by documents.

Documents required

  • Business Setup Form
  • Authorized Signatory Form
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Shareholder(s) / Manager(s) / Directors(s) Documents

Documents for individuals as Shareholder(s) / Manager(s) / Director(s):

  • Colored and clear full page of Passport Copy
  • Colored and clear full page Entry Stamp page copy / Residence
  • Visa page copy (if applicable)
  • 2 Passport size photos (for immigration card application)

Documents for companies as Shareholder(s) / Manager(s) / Director(s)

  • Certificate of Formation
  • Certificate of Incumbency / Good Standing (if applicable)
  • Memorandum of Association copy
  • Board Resolution Copy
  • Documents for the Authorized Person(s)
  • Passport Copy
  • Colored and clear full page Entry Stamp page copy / Residence Visa page copy (if applicable)
  • 2 Passport size Photographs

Documents Specifications

Passport Copy

  • Colored and clear full page passport copy
  • Passport should be valid for a minimum of 7 months
  • Amendment / Modification page should be included (if applicable)
  • Additional remarks for below nationalities
  • India – First and last page copy
  • Pakistan – First and second page copy
  • Sri Lanka – First and fourth page copy
  • USA – Special comment page copy
  • Nepal – First and last page copy


  • White background
  • Teeth should not be visible
  • Light colored shirts are not allowed
  • Jewelry and eyeglasses are not allowed
  • Handwritten marks are not allowed on the photos

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    Office: +971 43456631
    Mobile: +971 568006700

    Address: Office PO Box 93745 – Dubai, UAE