Sharjah Media City (Shams) Freezone

Sharjah Media City (Shams) a digitally born free zone authority was launched after an Emiri Decree was issued in 2017, by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Shams is a 2 million m2 multi-use media city located in Al Messaned – Sharjah, with its doors open to talent from across borders.

Learn More! Contact

Sharjah Media City (Shams) Freezone

About Shams

Sharjah Media City (Shams) is a digitally born free zone authority launched in 2017. Located in Al Messaned – Sharjah, it offers customisable solutions to free zone and non-free zone businesses in a multinational community flourishing in over 50 sectors.

Situated in the heart of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) is a powerhouse business and industrial hub that offers customizable solutions to free zone and non-free zone businesses in a multinational community flourishing in over 50 sectors. Established by the government of Ras Al Khaimah, we are an authority that supports start-ups, entrepreneurs, SMEs, and industrialists with their business set-up requirements by providing them with a range of licenses and customizable facilities as well as first-class support services such as visa facilitation. The aim is to make running a business in the UAE and full compliance with the UAE’s rules and regulations.

Shams aims to be a regional leader across fields of media and creativity whilst providing a variety of resources to generate high-quality content. Our services are curated to create cost-effective solutions for SMEs, established companies and freelancers that can help them easily embark on their entrepreneurial journey.

Shams offers a wide range of business activities, and the free zone has attracted foreign direct investment from across the globe. Our goal is to produce future change makers who will use the knowledge and experience at Shams across global platforms, paving the way for generations to come.

Why Choose Shams?

  • Company setup options starting from AED 5,750
  • Wide range of business activities available on the same business license
  • All company documents issued within days
  • 100% foreign ownership permitted
  • Companies will have limited liability
  • Shareholders are not required to be physically present in the UAE to incorporate a new company
  • Allocation of up to 12 visas on a dedicated desk facility
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • 0% corporate or personal income tax
  • Quick and simple online registration process
  • Deposits are not required by Shams
  • Allocation of up to 6 visas on a shared desk facility
  • Located 15 minutes from Sharjah International Airport and 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport

Company Formation in Sharjah

Sharjah represents a safe and progressive environment for company formation, offering foreign investors benefits, such as zero corporate, import and export taxes, in addition to other advantages. Join the thousands of entrepreneurs who have successfully completed the business formation process and are now part of this thriving community.

Shams LLC

A Shams limited liability company (LLC) is an independent entity whereby the company structure separates the owners and shareholders from the company. Hence the liabilities of the company, whether arising in contract or otherwise, are the company’s liabilities and not the personal liabilities of the shareholders. Equally the company’s assets are the company’s assets and not the personal assets of the shareholders.

Shams Branch

A Shams branch is an entity belonging to an existing parent company. All profits, benefits, gains and other returns of the branch shall be profits, benefits, gains and other returns of the parent company. Equally, all costs, expenses, debts and other liabilities of the branch are costs, expenses, debts and other liabilities of the parent company.

Get in touch


+971 54 352 5933‬

+971 50 973 3894


Prime Tower, Business Bay, Dubai Office No. 1505

Send us a Message

Name is Required * email is Required * phone number is Required * subject is Required * message is Required *
Your message was sent successfully. Thanks!
Failed to send the message. Please check your input!