Sharjah Media City Free Zone (SHAMS)

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stablished in the year 2017 to develop as the foremost media hub in the world and promote talents. While Sharjah is renowned for its involvement to trading activities, SHAMS upholds an advantage by providing innovative services combined with strategic approaches targeting communities as a whole. This free zone issues licenses to companies, freelancers and entrepreneurs working in the media, technology, and creative industries with a solitary goal to empower topnotch talents to explore and flourish.

Types of Licensing:

SHAMS licenses and activities are:

Each activity listed by SHAMS can hold 2 types of Licenses –

License cost varies and depends on the visa requirements and visa eligibility per license. A shared desk facility is only available for those licenses which are eligible for UAE visas.

Service License – For production, re-production, transformation, and distribution of services including services as a primary objective and utilizing goods to provide them.

Trading License – To sell goods within SHAMS or importing and exporting of goods, including the movement of goods, wholesale and retail of goods, and rendering of services related to the sale of these goods.

Industrial License – For production-production, transformation, and manufacture of goods.