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What is SHAMS?

Sharjah Media City (Shams) is a thriving free zone that boasts top-notch infrastructure and excels in media and creativity. We offer a rich array of resources, making it a perfect choice for SMEs, large corporations, and freelancers to easily launch and boost their ventures.


100% foreign ownership permitted

Zero Percent
Income Tax

Multiple business activities on one business license

360° Business

Register a LLC
(Limited Liability Company)


Sharjah Media City spans across an expansive 2 million square meters of space with 13,000 Companies
Shams attracts global investments with its diverse business license options in the free zone.
State-of-the-art infrastructure positioning Shams as a regional leader in media.


Fagr Kassim Ali

Advisor – Media Sector Development Department

Rashid Sahoo

Director of Operations

Feras Salibi

Director of Licensing and Customer Relations

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Our Clients Say It Best

Sharjah Media City (Shams)
Sharjah Media City (Shams)
2497 Google reviews
Pavos constantinidis-bannout
Pavos constantinidis-bannout
Absolute meaning of customer service and care at it's best! Fast, reliable and amazing simply! My file was handled by Deep Biswas, highly devoted and so helpful, can't be more grateful!
Ali Malik
Ali Malik
Mr. Adnan Kaya, a Compliance Officer in Shams, is a valuable asset to Shams. He is a truly nice human being who genuinely helps the clients/investors and disseminate expert advice accordingly. He brings cutting-edge knowledge and professional approach to deal with the clients in professionally friendly manners. Well done Mr. Adnan Kaya.
Naithan Keeping
Naithan Keeping
Excellent swift and professional service. always impressed with the SHAMS team and particularly with the support and help from Deep Biswas today!
Sabrina shafiq Shafiq Ahmed
Sabrina shafiq Shafiq Ahmed
Top class
ahmed khan
ahmed khan
Pooja and Lubna provided guidance at each and every step of company establishment. They’re both highly knowledgeable and possess excellent people skills. Will Highly. recommend working with them.
Momo Al Green
Momo Al Green
Amazing experience!!! We’ve been coming for renewal, we were meet and greet by Takwa. A nice and warm welcome with amenities and strong sense of hospitality. I was already in business with shams for couple of years, so I’ve seen by myself how infrastructure and the full complex improved in a wonderful way. Even if Dubai office is closer, I just keep going the main one in Sharjah to keep received this professional treatment. Strongly recommended !!!
RhenrhenLK LK
RhenrhenLK LK
You come with a problem, but you leave happy and relieved. Thanks to the great customer happiness team especially Myrose for the patience and guidance.
It has been more than 3 years since we have been associated with Shams. I must say that the support and services I received were thorough and timely and all our queries were addressed with a single interaction. Always recommend! They have helped me get exposure to various media opportunities as well as events. Their team is great!
Manasvi Jindal
Founder of Virtualeyez (AR & VR Mapping)
I'm Anissa Boilahya, originally from Algeria and now in the UAE for 5 years. I founded Ashante Design 2 years ago, specializing in personalized corporate gifts for client engagement. Shams stood out for its seamless online process, competitive pricing, and swift bank account setup support. As a woman in the UAE, I appreciate the opportunities to pursue my passion alongside my corporate job.
Anissa Boilahya
Fonder Of Ashante
Sharjah Media City (Shams)
Based on 2340 reviews
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Rowena BaborRowena Babor
10:48 18 Sep 23
Whenever I'm contacting Shams either through e-mail or telephone call all the customer service representatives are very accommodating, friendly and helpful. Thank you Ms. Rona Rose for today's assistance.
Miran RaoufMiran Raouf
10:15 18 Sep 23
Very good services and quick assistance.
Ming LiMing Li
09:10 18 Sep 23
Thank you Safwan for helping me, and customer happiness Myrose for the training.Really happy for the team
14:28 16 Sep 23
Thanks to Deep Biswas from customer service he was helpful
12:15 15 Sep 23
I would like to express my gratitude for your service. During my visit to your premises, I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Myrose. I would like to commend her for her patience, generosity, dedication, the relevance of her explanations, and her professionalism. You are fortunate to have someone like her, and I wanted to convey this to you. She truly honors your company."
05:18 14 Sep 23
At Shams, both their portal and the customer services team work with amazing efficiency.Portal - the portal is just brilliantly designed so as to suit every requirement. It’s just fabulous. A lot of thoughts must have gone into designing it. Kudos to their IT team.People - The people at Shams are amazing. They respond to your requests with accurate information and provide services with a smile.I couldn’t believe that there exists an organization such as Shams which makes your interaction with them so smooth and a pleasing experience.I am extremely glad that I have been able to complete all my formalities including Trade License and Residence Visa from comfort of my home.Congratulations to Shams for having such a wonderful team!!!
Maha Fodeh QazmouzMaha Fodeh Qazmouz
17:17 12 Sep 23
Ms Lovely Willis made my customer support experience like a breeze and resolved the challenges I faced while processing my application on the portal. Her willingness to help, intelligence and willingness to take initiative to help made my life easy.The email instructions sent to clients need to be aligned with the actual dashboard items to avoid confision. Also, when processing my Visa application, the portal needs to be developed to allow saving data in case the user logged out for any reason instead if starting the whole process all over again. With these frustrations having someone helpful like Ms Lovely helped a lot. Thanks for your support SHAMS
Heba hammadHeba hammad
12:06 12 Sep 23
Yasmeen have been very helpful and supportive today at Shams Customer Service to process my trade license cancellation request. She was very professional, friendly, easy to communicate with and greeting customers with a smile. Meeting Yasmeen was a great experience at Shams and I would love the opportunity to deal with her again in the future.
Carlos GCarlos G
04:00 11 Sep 23
The experience it's being simply amazing. The facilities at Sharjah Business Center are very modern and comfortable.What really makes the difference is the team, it's just fantastic. They are customer-focused and you notice this in everyone you talk to. In our case we had the opportunity to interact with Mohammad Naser and Valentina, they support us and answer all our questions and needs.Appreciated and thanks to all the Shams teams.

Sharjah Media City (Shams), Al Messaned, Al Bataeh, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.