Sharjah Media City

Shams, Sharjah Media City is located in the emirate of Sharjah, the cultural capital of the UAE. Shams was launched in January 2017, with a vision to be a world-class hub for media and creativity in the region. The free zone will issue licenses to companies, freelancers and entrepreneurs working in the media, technology and creative industries. Similar free zones are present in the region including in Abu Dhabi and Dubai with TwoFour54 and Dubai Media City, respectively.

Shams is a dynamic initiative that makes a strong connection with the talented individuals it attracts. Shams offers smart innovative services, coupled with a holistic community-centered approach. 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. The UAE is well-recognized the world over as a trading hub, boasting a large non-oil sector that contributes to nearly 70% of the GDP – 45% of which is contributed by Sharjah’s trading activities.

At Business Lex Group, we provide personalized consultancy, support, and management services to our clients who want to incorporate in Sharjah Media City or free zones around the UAE. Our approach to consultancy in inception, licensing, creating an ideal corporate structure, and more can help you take the right steps in business in UAE.


100% foreign ownership

Zero corporate and personal income tax

Company end name will be LLC

Cost effective licensing

NOC is not required to start your business

No annual audit report

Big list of available activities under Trading, Service and Industrial licenses

No physical presence in the UAE is required to incorporate your company

No paid up share capital

Flexible visa solutions

Allocation of up to 6 visas on a shared desk facility

Companies will be limited in liability

Located 15 minutes from Dubai Airport and 5 minutes from Sharjah Airport


  • Service License
  • Trading License
  • Industrial License