Setting up a business in Sharjah Free Zones is hassle free and takes less time for licensing with the assistance of a good business consultant.
Free Zones in Sharjah are cost effective in registration and liberal in issuance of residence visas. The Emirate of Sharjah has created two Free Zones offering 100% ownership to foreign investors.
- Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone)
- Hamriyah Free Zone
A business license issued by Sharjah Free Zones permit a company to practice the business activity mentioned in its license subject to the Free Zone Regulations. The primary step in setting up a business entity in Free Zones in Sharjah is the selection of business activities. This is so because the other phases of business setting up like determining the number of business licenses can be decided only based on the selected business activities. The reservation of name for the company is as important as choosing the business activity. The name should not resemble the names of any company registered in the Free Zones or reserved for the Government. The Free Zone has the discretionary power to accept or reject a name. In Sharjah, the Free Zones classify business licenses mainly into General Trading, commercial, professional and industrial.