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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, 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 Setting Your Business
in SPC Free Zone

Premium and Convenient Location

SPC Free Zone is strategically located in the heart of Sharjah, where you can find spaces dedicated to trading and retail. You can get 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

You can recruit local and expat talents for your company under the SPC Free Zone. SPC Free Zone can also provide you with a workforce upon request. Employment visas are also facilitated for all employees of SPC Free Zone 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, trade licenses are usually issued within 24 hours.

Visa and License Flexibility

SPC Free Zone provides a 10-year license option. In addition to this, SPC Free Zone also gives 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

Business activities that fall under 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
SPC Free Zone License

For Freezone Establishment (FZE)

For Branch Company

Business Structures
in Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPC)

Steps in Setting Up a Business in
Sharjah Publishing City 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

Your business name gives identity to your company. Choose a memorable and unique name 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 your business is very important to maximize incentives, benefits, and revenue. Choose from over 1,500 business activities in SPC Free Zone and apply for your trade 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

Registering a company in SPC is simple and easy. You must submit your application along with the relevant trade license, documentation, and paperwork and pay the applicable registration and licensing fees.

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