Sharjah Media City Free Zone

Sharjah Media City is located in the Sharjah. It is also known as SHAMS Free Zone. Sharjah has to be known as the cultural capital of the UAE. Sharjah Media City Free Zone is an innovative media and creativity destination in the UAE. Thus, SHAMS become the primary choice for young business owner’s.

SHAMS Free Zone has a long term vision is to build a benchmark for entrepreneurs. This Free Zone focus on enhancing technology with a creative mindset. Therefore, it open doors for all nationality and language people. The SHAMS Free Zone adopts a vibrant ecosystem for innovation to live, learn and co-create.

We Elegant Services are the authorized Channel Partner of SHAMS Free Zone. Therefore, We act as a bridge between the Business Owner and the Free Zone. Company Formation in the UAE is our core business since 2009. We deal with most of the Free Zone. Our professional team will assure that each client will get the best information.

We provide complete business setup services to form a company under Sharjah Media City. We recommend that The SHAMS is one of the affordable and flexible Free Zone for Company registration.

Freelancer License Package with 1 visa Eligibility

Freelancer License and visa package all included cost you AED 15520 in Sharjah Media City Free Zone the validity of visa will be 3 years, the license package renewal cost will be AED 7745 + e-channel renewal AED 1250 onwards.


Description – 3 activities can be mixed of Trading, Services & Consultancy with one media activity mandatory (Multiple Shareholders allowed) 

License CostAED 7,745 AED 7,745 
Immigration CardAED 1,575
E-channel RegistrationAED 2,525
E-chanel DepositWaived
Investor VisaAED 3,675
TotalAED7,745 AED15,520 

Enjoy Additional Discount with multiple year license

YearsZero visa with LeaseOne visa package
One yearAED7,745 AED15,520 
Two Years AED13,167 AED20,942 
Three YearsAED18,588 AED26,363 
Five YearsAED27,108 AED34,883 
Ten YearsAED46,470AED54,245


– Medical and Emirates ID are not included for visa package.

– Status change if required inside country AED 997.50.

Renewal Cost

AED 7745 for Zero visa

AED 7745 + AED 1250 E-channel renewal for One visa


  • The package can be availed for multiple shareholders and with mix of Media, Trading, Services and Consultancy activities.
  • 3 mixed activities in one license with one media activity mandatory.
  • E-channel deposit of AED 5000 is waived if availed visa package.
  • 2-year discount of 15%, 3-year discount of 20%, 5-year discount of 30%  and 10 years discount for 40% applicable on reduced prices  
  • Renewal rate locked at above price for life of the company.
  • Package can be upgraded to include more than 1 visa, availed in the Freelancer Package rates will be forfeited & Standard package rates will be applicable

Sharjah Media City Free Zone License Packages

SHAMS Free Zone License PackageStandard Price Promotional Price
0 Visa PackageAED 11,500AED 8,050
1 Visa PackageAED 16,775AED 11,743
2 Visa PackageAED 18,375AED 12,863
3 Visa PackageAED 19,975AED 13,983
4 Visa PackageAED 21,575AED 15,103
5 Visa PackageAED 23,175AED 16,223
6 Visa Package AED 24,775AED 17,343

Promotion Details

  • Standard renewal rate will be applicable for renewal.
  • E-channel deposit of AED 5000 is waived for new licenses with visa package.
  • 2 years discount of 30%, 3 years discount of 30%, 5 years discount of 35% and 10 years discount of 50% applicable on package price.
  • 3 activities can be mixed and availed with the package
  • Immigration card AED 1575, Visa fees AED 3675 for 3 years and E-channel registration fee AED 2525 is charged extra for visa packages.

Free Visa for life offer

Sharjah Media City offer a great license registration offer, now get a investor visa free for life with any visa license package. Activity allowed – General Trading / Specific Trading / Services / Consultancy (3 activities in a license)

One visa package  

  • License with One visa allocated/quota AED 15,175
  • Immigration Card cost AED 1575 for 3 years
  • Visa Cost : Free for life – Investor or employee visa (3 years)
  • E-Channel Registration during visa processing AED 2525

TOTAL: AED 19275


Terms and condition

  • Free residence visa for life is applicable on standard visa package.
  • One visa allocation and visa fee for life will be free. Free visa can be utilized for either investor or employee.
  • Change of status, Emirates ID, Medical and immigration fines are to be paid by the client.
  • Priority services can be availed by paying the amount as per standard rates.
  • Applicants full name for free residence visa for life needs to be specified at the beginning. This visa is non-transferable.
  • If visa is rejected, admin charges of AED 1000 will be paid by the client to change the applicant name.
  • If visa is cancelled, visa free for life will be revoked.
  • Additional visa allocation and visa can be obtained as per the standard price

Media License Package – Zero Visa

Sharjah Media City bring an unmatchable offer for individual entrepreneur to start e-commerce business in UAE. Freelance media license allows choosing any media activity:

Media Activities: E-commerce, Advertising, Digital Marketing, Events Organizing, Computer Programming & Consultancy, Media Production, Photography, Web portals, Printing, Market research, Graphics Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Publishing, Translation Services.

Startup E-commerce Business in SHAMS Free Zone

Promotion Details

  • The package is for media activities only.
  • This package can be availed for Zero visa & 1 Visa only with single shareholder.
  • E-channel deposit of AED 5000 is waived.
  • 2-year discount of 15%, 3-year discount of 20%- & 5-year discount of 30% applicable on reduced prices  
  • One activity with the license. Additional media activities only can be availed at a discounted rate of AED 1,000/- per activity.
  • External approvals are not included & subject to standard prices by the relevant authorities.
  • Renewal rate locked at above price for life of the company when renewing with same media activity.
  • Medical and Emirates ID are not included in investor visa cost given above and Status change inside country AED 997.50 will be extra payable.

License Types

Shams License is a permit that allows a company to operate within Sharjah Media City (Shams) under specific business activities.

Service License

It allows for production, re-production, transformation and distribution of services. Service license includes rendering services as a primary objective and utilizing goods to provide them.

Trading License

Selling goods within Shams or importing and exporting of goods. It includes movement of goods, wholesale and retail sale of goods and rendering of services related to the sale of these goods.

Industrial License

It allows for production, re-production, transformation and manufacturing of goods.

Benefits of Sharjah Media City Free Zone.

  • Investor presence is not mandatory for company registration.
  • Low-cost business Startup packages.
  • SHAMS required 0 Paid up Share capital.
  • Sharjah Media City allows 100% foreign ownership. On other hands, UAE has No income tax and corporate tax.
  • This Free Zone have flexible visa packages.
  • All documentation issued in 2 days.


How to get a freelancer License in the UAE?

Sharjah Media City offering Freelancer media license which allow 3 business activity to be added in the license along with one media activity will be mandatory.

How to get a Freelancer Visa in the UAE?

To avail a freelancer visa, the best affordable way is to get a freelancer license from SHAMS Free Zone and further apply for a freelancer visa under your own license. thus it provide you complete control over your business and visa.

What is the validity of Freelance Visa in SHAMS Free Zone?

The validity of Freelancer visa in SHAMS Free zone is 3 years but the licene is valid for 1 year only every year license should be renewed, to continue avail the benefits.