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Sharjah Media City (SHAMS)

Sharjah Media City (SHAMS), a relatively new free zone aimed towards media startups, was established in early 2017. Sharjah is the third-largest emirate and borders Dubai, providing businesses with the needed proximity while also accommodating setups that are budget-conscious, making it a sought-after location. All sizes of companies, from fledgling startups to multinational conglomerates, are catered to by SHAMS. SHAMS Company Formation in UAE, would give you a SHAMS license, which have several advantages as mentioned below.

Advantages of a SHAMS License:

  • Various business activities are permitted under a single business licence.
  • Company documents are released within days
  • Completely foreign ownership
  • Incorporation does not need the physical presence
  • Companies are only partially liable.
  • A shared desk facility that can grant up to 6 visas


So why wait? If you are planning to get a company sorted up in SHAMS, contact GAAP Associates now!

Sharjah Media City (SHAMS)

Types of business licenses:

  • Service License

It permits the creation, reproduction, transformation, and delivery of services. The fundamental goal of a service license is to offer services, and using products to do so is also included.

  • Trading License

Exporting and importing goods are both permitted under SHAMS. The provision of services associated with the selling of these items is also included, along with the transportation of goods and the wholesale and retail sale of goods.

  • Industrial License

It permits the manufacture, production, transformation, and reproduction of commodities.


Any UAE port will be able to provide you with an import/export code.

Although SHAMS don't offer it, you can apply directly to the Chamber of Commerce for a Certificate.

The Sharjah Media City Free Zone (SHAMS) offers smart innovative services for startups and SMEs as well as established companies.

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