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Cheapest Free Zone License in the UAE 2021

Sharjah Media City (Shams Free Zone) offers the cheapest free zone license at the moment from AED 5,750, mainly for media and e-commerce business activities. Shams Free Zone offers service, trading, and industrial licenses, which include 200+ business activities. It is located 15 minutes from Dubai International Airport and only five minutes from Sharjah International Airport. The major benefits of running a business in Shams Free Zone are:

  • 100% capital repatriation,
  • 100% business ownership,
  • No deposit requirement,
  • No physical presence requirement for incorporating a new company,
  • Fast and simple online registration,
  • Being geographically strategic for businessmen, located between two international airports,
  • Possibility of running multiple businesses under one registered license, 
  • On-site services such as document translation, phone, visa, etc.

 

The allowed business activities in Shams Free Zone are very diverse. The most popular ones are:

  • Insurance services
  • Travel agencies
  • Human resources
  • Trading 
  • Education 
  • Wholesale
  • Advertisement 
  • Broadcasting 
  • Scientific research and development
  • Bookkeeping and auditing
  • Information services
  • Sports 
  • Publishing 
  • etc.

     

There are a large number of business activities that fall under each of these categories, for example:

  • Broadcast Management: this business activity includes radio broadcasting, TV broadcasting, web streaming, etc., and requires authority approval. 
  • Consultancy: business consultancy, lifestyle consultancy, investment consultancy, legal consultancy, and human resource consultancy all fall under the consultancy services category.
  • Event management: from conference organization to theatre production and more fall under this business activity.
  • Industrial: from manufacturing to the processing of raw goods and warehousing can is covered in this business category.
  • IT services: as the name suggests, the number of business activity setups included in this category is large, from all activities related to the information and communications technology sector to e-commerce services.
  • Media and marketing services: this business activity category is about advertising and covers public relations services and even research and more.
  • Music and entertainment industry: music production and recording, promoting and management of the music productions, and managing music rights as well as theme parks management all are covered in this business category.
  • New media: the definition of new media is photography, web design, and broader digital media services, including the creation and management of mobile phone applications. But these are not the only activities in this category, and it covers basically all sorts of digital media activities and services.  
  • Publishing: the title of this business activity is self-explanatory; education and consumer books, magazines, online and electronic content, etc., are included in this category. Authority approval is also required for running a business in publishing. 
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