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Hamriyah Free Zone

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) was established by an Emiri decree issued in November 12, 1995. Hamriyah Free Zone is located in Sharjah which is the only one of the seven Emirates with ports on the Arabian Gulf's west coast and east coast with direct access to the Indian Ocean, and an international airport which connects to 230 cities.

Main Benefits

  • 100% ownership.
  • No tax on corporate gains or personal incomes
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • Exemption from import and export duties

Hamriyah Free Zone is located in Sharjah which is the only one of the seven Emirates with ports on the Arabian Gulf's west coast and east coast with direct access to the Indian Ocean, and an international airport which connects to 230 cities. Hamriyah Free zone has a unique geographic and time zone advantage backed by a secure and fully convertible currency and a multi-access to neighboring and global countries through land, sea and air. Hamriyah Free Zone is playing an important role as the pre-eminent industrial base of the UAE, with its unique strategic location between three continents, serving a growing market of 1.5 billion people.

Advantages of setting up business in HFZA

Hamriyah Free Zone (HFZA) is one of the cost effective options for business registration. The investors setting up their business in Hamriyah Free Zone enjoy all the following incentives provided at UAE Free Zones

Tax Incentives

  • 100% corporate tax exemption
  • 100% import and export tax exemption
  • 100% personal income tax exemption

Investment Incentives

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • No customs duty
  • No currency restrictions

Business Licensing at Hamriyah Free Zone (HFZA)

An individual or a corporate entity can set up and do business in Hamriyah Free Zone being registered in any of the following legal forms:

  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE) – entity with one shareholder
  • Free Zone Company (FZC) – entity with 2 to 5 shareholders
  • Branch of a Foreign Company
  • Branch of a Local Company

Setting Up Process at HFZA

Setting up a business in Hamriyah Free Zone requires planning and decision making through different phases. This involves deciding the business activity and confirming with HFZA, choosing legal structure for business, estimating required human work force etc. A company being formed may have either an individual shareholder or corporate shareholder or both. The incorporation process requires the shareholders to sign the documents in the presence of HFZA representatives.

Business License Types in HFZA

HFZA issues the following types of licenses based on the business activity a company looking to set up in HFZA plans to conduct.

General Trading License: allows the companies to import, distribute and store all goods as per HFZA rules and regulations.

Trade License: allows trading (activities related to import, export and distribution) of products specified in license subject to the regulations of HFZA.

Service License: allows the registered entity to carry out specified services like lawyers, accounting firms and business consultants.

Industrial License: allows to import raw materials, carry out the manufacture of specified products, process, assemble, package and export the finished product to any country.

Business Infrastructure in HFZA

Hamriyah Free Zone Facilities

  • Office units for lease
  • Pre-built Warehouses
  • Land on Lease
  • Harbor
  • Accommodation City


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