Start Business in SAIF Zone

The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) was set up in 1995 with futuristic and technologically advanced infrastructure aimed to attract investments to the Emirate of Sharjah. SAIF Zone is also one of the cost effective options of business registration for start up businesses in UAE.

Main Benefits

The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) was set up in 1995 with futuristic and technologically advanced infrastructure aimed to attract investments to the Emirate of Sharjah. The SAIF Zone is built adjacent to the Sharjah International Airport and is also easily accessible to seaports on the Indian Ocean (Port Khor Fakkan) and the Arabian Gulf (Port Khalid).

SAIF Zone is situated at the crossroads of major trading routes linking the East & West. SAIF Zone is a hub that offers excellent sea, land and air transport links with access to over two billion consumers across the GCC, the CIS, Asian sub-continent, parts of Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe.

A stable government, proactive policies, solid industrial base and an attractive incentives package have drawn a very high proportion of foreign investments into SAIF Zone and Sharjah in recent years.

Advantages of Setting Up In SAIF Zone

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

Tax Incentives

Investment Incentives

The companies doing business in SAIF Zone also benefit from the following:

Business Licensing in SAIF Zone

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

Setting Up Process at SAIF Zone

Setting up a business in SAIF Zone requires planning and decision making through different phases. This involves deciding the business activity and confirming with SAIF Zone, 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 SAIF Zone representatives.

Business License Types in SAIF Zone

SAIF Zone offers following business license options to set up a business

  • Industrial License
  • General Trading License
  • Service License
  • Commercial License

Business Infrastructure in SAIF Zone

Business Facilities available for company’s registered in Sharjah Airport Free Zone

  • Pre-built Offices
  • Pre-built Warehouses
  • Temporary Storages Area
  • Land on Lease
  • Bunkers
  • Labor Accommodations