Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF ZONE)

Perfectly positioned, accessible to both the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean and the unbeatable logistical advantage of the ‘Sharjah Link’ make the SAIF-Zone the ideal business hub.

There are distinct advantages of doing business in Sharjah and the SAIF-Zone. With a trading history dating back to the early 18th century, Sharjah today accounts for more than 40% of all industrial activity in the UAE.

The Sharjah Ports and Free Zone, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and the Government of Sharjah are extremely pro-active and business savvy entities geared to provide all assistance to potential businessmen.

In addition to tax-free operation and an absence of red-tape, the SAIF-Zone offers unbeatable trade incentives and unparalleled benefits to investors:

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • 100% exemption from income and corporate taxes
  • License issued within 24 hours
  • On site labor accommodation
  • Sponsorship and visa’s for all staff
  • Access to over 2 billion customers Strategic location
  • 24 hour hotline for equipment and provision of labour
  • Global and regional communications with excellent air, land and sea links
  • Simplified procedures
  • Back up services provided by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Sharjah Expo
  • Competitive structure of fee, property and management
  • 24 X 7 Operations.
  • No restriction on hiring of 100% expatriate workers, and many more.
  • Economic wage structure and no restriction on hiring of 100% expatriate workers, and many more.

Offices

  • From 24 sqm (area)
  • From 21 sqm (area)

Land on Lease

2500 sqm (minimum area)

Warehouses

  • 125 sqm
  • 250 sqm
  • 400 sqm
  • 600 sqm

Investors can avail different types of licenses in order to do business in the SAIF-Zone.

  1. Industrial License Allows the investor to import raw material, manufacture, process, assemble, package and export the finished product. (Subject to clearance from SAIF-Zone Health & Environment Dept.)
  2. Commercial License Allows the investor to import, export, distribute, consolidate and store items specified in the license. There is a maximum limit of three similar product lines.
  3. General Trading License As the name suggests, a large number of products fall within its ambit. This type of license can be obtained under the commercial license.
  4. Service License Allows the investor to carry out only specified services. (Unless restricted by the federal or local authorities, all types of services are allowed within the SAIF-Zone).

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