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SPC Free Zone

Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPCFZ) is one of the world’s first Free Zone concepts dedicated to serving the global publishing and media industry.  

With over 1,500 business activities ranging from publishing, printing, E-commerce, business consultancies, and information and technology, business setup SPC Free Zone gives you access to modern office spaces, state-of-the-art facilities, warehouse facilities, storage areas, and co-working spaces.

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Advantages of Business Setup
in SPC Free Zone

Premium and Convenient Location

SPC Free Zone is strategically located in heart of Sharjah City, where you can find spaces dedicated for trading and retail. As such, getting a Sharjah Publishing City license gives you convenient access to various business facilities from the diverse options of business activities in the Free Zone.

Massive Incentives and Government Subsidies

Sharjah is the 3rd largest emirate in the UAE. You can get extra incentives, including exemption from all taxes and duties, 100% business ownership, and capital repatriation. The Government of Sharjah also pays for about 70% of the cost of the consumption of water and electricity subsidies.

Hassle-free Employment Recruitment

Sharjah free zone companies in SPC have freedom to recruit both local and expat talents for their companies. SPC Free Zone can also provide you with manpower upon request. Employment visas are also facilitated for all SPC Free Zone employee companies.

Quick and Easy Business Setup

Company registration and license acquisition are fast and convenient in SPC Free Zone. Depending on the nature of your business, a Sharjah Publishing City license is usually issued within 24 hours.

Visa and License Flexibility

SPC Free Zone provides a 10-year license option. In addition to this, Sharjah free zone companies in SPC also give you the convenience and leverage of combining activities from different sectors. The Free Zone also allows to have a dual license structure (Mainland and Free Zone).

Cost of Setting Up a Company
with SPC Free Zone

The price for setting up an SPC Free Zone Company starts from AED 5,750.
The price would differ based on the business activities, number of shareholders, office space requirements, and other factors.
Licenses inclusive of coworking facilities

(without Visa)

Licenses inclusive of coworking facilities

(with 1 Visa)

Businesses with dedicated office space

(depending on visa requirements)

To get an estimate of your business, use our COST CALCULATOR

Explore Monthly
Payment Plans

with Selected Banks

Convert your transactions into easy and affordable monthly instalments with our selected range of banking partners. Spend a minimum of AED 1,000 on your credit card issued from any of our participating banks and repay in easy instalments over a period of 12 months.


*General terms and conditions from the banks will be applicable.

Types of Licenses Offered
in SPC Free Zone

These are the three (3) types of licenses offered under Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone.

Commercial License

Sharjah Free Zone companies with this license can engage in general trading, retail services, import and export, and other related activities.

Trading License

Business activities that involve buying and selling of goods.

Services License

Business activities such as business and management consulting, accounting, real estate consultancy, human resources, technical services, and other professional services relied on human skills, ability, and talent.

E-Commerce License

Business activities that are performed through an online medium.

Requirements for Obtaining a
Sharjah Publishing City License

For Freezone Establishment (FZE)

For Branch Company

Business Structures
in Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPC)

Steps for Business Setup in SPC Free Zone

Setting up a business can be a little complex, but Creative Zone will help you through these steps in establishing your company to minimise time and expenses.


Apply for a Trade Name

A strong business name for Sharjah free zone companies provides an identity to your business. Choose a memorable and unique time that is easy to remember for your customers. The name must be followed by the legal form of the entity (LLC, FZE, FZC, etc.) and should not violate public morals or the public order of the country. Additionally, you should not use the names of any governing authority, emirates, the UAE, or any religion.


Apply for Your Trade License

Knowing the nature and category of Sharjah free zone companies in SPC is very important to maximize incentives, benefits, and revenue. Choose from over 1,500 business activities and apply for your Sharjah Publishing City license.


Select an Office Space

Free zones offer flexibility in terms of office space requirements. You can rent or buy the property that accommodates your staff and services.


Register Your Business

Business setup in SPC free zone is simple and easy. All you must do is submit your application along with the relevant trade license, documentation, and paperwork, which you will have to pay the registration and licensing fees.

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