Shams Free Zone

Sharjah Media City Free Zone (Shams)

Shams Media City Free Zone (Shams) was launched in 2017 with a vision to be a world-class hub for media and creativity in the region. Shams is strategically located in Sharjah—the UAE’s centre for culture and heritage. The addition of Sharjah Media City Free Zone in the emirate signifies the growing number of entrepreneurs from the media and creative industries.

Shams believes in fostering innovation and breakthrough ideas through entrepreneurship. Hence, Shams mission is to make creative entrepreneurship accessible and to inspire business growth in the region. By setting up your company in Shams through CREATIVE ZONE, you will be part of a dynamic community with a holistic, forward-thinking approach.

Benefits of Setting up in Sharjah Media City

  • Company setup options starting from AED 9,050 per year

  • Physical presence in the UAE not required to incorporate your new company

  • No NOC required

  • No Paid-Up Share Capital or Annual Audit

  • 100% repatriation of Capital and Profits

  • All Company Documentation issued within days

  • Investor & Partner Visas

  • Flexible visa allocation to better suit your company’s requirements

Business Activities

Section G: Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles Division Group Class Description

1. Division 46 - Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

Group : 469 - General Trading
Group : 466 - Other specialized wholesale
Group : 462 - Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals
Group : 463 - Wholesale of food and beverages
Group : 464 - Wholesale of household goods
Group : 465 - Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies
Group : 461 - Wholesale on a fee or contract basis

2. Division 47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

Group : 471 - Retail sale in non-specialized stores
Group : 473 - Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialized stores
Group : 476 - Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialized stores
Group : 472 - Retail sale of food and beverages in specialized stores
Group : 474 - Retail sale of information and communications equipment in specialized stores
Group : 477 - Retail sale of other goods in specialized stores
Group : 475 - Retail sale of other household equipment in specialized stores
Group : 478 - Retail sale via stalls and markets
Group : 479 - Retail trade not in stores, stalls or markets

Section C: Manufacturing

1. Division 18 - Printing and reproduction of recorded media
Group : 181 - Printing and service activities related to printing
Group : 182 - Reproduction of recorded media
Section J: Information and communication

1. Division 58 - Publishing activities
Group : 581 - Publishing of books, periodicals and other publishing activities

Group : 582 - Software publishing

2. Division 59 - Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities
Group : 591 - Motion picture, video and television programme activities
Group : 592 - Sound recording and music publishing activities

3. Division 60 - Programming and broadcasting activities
Group : 601 - Radio broadcasting
Group : 602 - Television programming and broadcasting activities

4. Division 61 - Telecommunications
Group : 619 - Other telecommunications activities
Group : 613 - Satellite telecommunications activities
Group : 611 - Wired telecommunications activities
Group : 612 - Wireless telecommunications activities

5. Division 62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities
Group : 620 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

6. Division 63 - Information service activities
Group : 631 - Data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals
Group : 639 - Other information service activities

Section M: Professional, scientific and technical activities

1. Division 73 - Advertising and market research
Group : 731 - Advertising
Group : 732 - Market research and public opinion polling

2. Division 74 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities
Group : 749 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
Group : 742 - Photographic activities
Group : 741 - Specialized design activities

Section R: Arts, entertainment and recreation

1. Division 90 - Creative, arts and entertainment activities
Group : 900 - Creative, arts and entertainment activities
Section K: Financial and insurance activities

1. Division 64 - Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding/
Group : 642 - Activities of holding companies
Group : 649 - Other financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding activities

2. Division 65 - Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security Group : 651 - Insurance
Group : 652 - Reinsurance

3. Division 66 - Activities auxiliary to financial service and insurance activities
Group : 661 - Activities auxiliary to financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding
Group : 662 - Activities auxiliary to insurance and pension funding

Section L: Real estate activities

1. Division 68 - Real estate activities
Group : 682 - Real estate activities on a fee or contract basis
Group : 681 - Real estate activities with own or leased property

Section M: Professional, scientific and technical activities

1. Division 69 - Legal and accounting activities
Group : 692 - Accounting, bookkeeping and auditing activities; tax consultancy Group : 691 - Legal activities

2. Division 70 - Activities of head offices; management consultancy activities
Group : 701 - Activities of head offices
Group : 702 - Management consultancy activities

3. Division 71 - Architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis
Group : 711 - Architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy
Group : 712 - Technical testing and analysis

4. Division 72 - Scientific research and development
Group : 721 - Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
Group : 722 - Research and experimental development on social sciences and humanities

Section N: Administrative and support service activities

1. Division 77 - Rental and leasing activities
Group : 774 - Leasing of intellectual property and similar products, except copyrighted works
Group : 771 - Renting and leasing of motor vehicles
Group : 773 - Renting and leasing of other machinery, equipment and tangible goods
Group : 772 - Renting and leasing of personal and household goods

2. Division 78 - Employment activities
Group : 781 - Activities of employment placement agencies
Group : 783 - Other human resources provision
Group : 782 - Temporary employment agency activities

3. Division 79 - Travel agency, tour operator, reservation service and related activities
Group : 799 - Other reservation service and related activities
Group : 791 - Travel agency and tour operator activities

4. Division 81 - Services to buildings and landscape activities
Group : 812 - Cleaning activities
Group : 811 - Combined facilities support activities
Group : 813 - Landscape care and maintenance service activities

5. Division 82 - Office administrative, office support and other business support activities
Group : 822 - Activities of call centres
Group : 829 - Business support service activities n.e.c.
Group : 821 - Office administrative and support activities
Group : 823 - Organization of conventions and trade shows

Section P: Education

1. Division 85 - Education
Group : 855 - Educational support activities
Section R: Arts, entertainment and recreation
1. Division 93 - Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities
Group : 931 - Sports activities

Section S: Other service activities

1. Division 94 - Activities of membership organizations Group : 941 - Activities of business, employers and professional membership organizations
Group : 949 - Activities of other membership organizations
2. Division 95 - Repair of computers and personal and household goods
Group : 951 - Repair of computers and communication equipment
Group : 952 - Repair of personal and household goods
3. Division 96 - Other personal service activities
Group : 960 - Other personal service activities

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