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SAIF Zone: Sharjah International Airport Free Zone


The Most Dynamic Free Zone in the UAE


Sharjah Airport International Free Zone or SAIF Zone is situated in the Emirate of Sharjah and houses some of the best well-known names in the fields of manufacturing, media, trading and IT. SAIF-Zone provides easy access to seaports in the Indian Ocean (Port Khor Fakkan) and the Arabian Gulf (Port Khalid), and is located adjacent to the Sharjah International Airport.


Sharjah Airport International Free Zone company formation provides some of the most appealing business incentives in the region, including speed of service and ease of process. The perception of lengthy and highly governmental procedures to set up in the Middle East can be a serious obstruction to potential investors but SAIF-ZONE has a quick process licensing service which enables businesses to be up and running sooner than has ever been possible before.

The customer base is among the largest in the world from one central hub, with access to more than 2 billion people within a four-hour flight and as one of the most dynamic Emirates in the UAE, Sharjah accounts for over a third of the country’s industrial activity. Its links to the rest of the world are accessible and immediate and regardless of where your customers are based, SAIF ZONE provides you with all the benefits of a personal, corporate tax-free income and competitive advantage of 100% foreign ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits and 100% free transfer of funds. With all of its benefits make an excellent case for SAIF-ZONE’s being your HQ.


Setup Zone can assist in setting up business in SAIF Free Zone. We can aid in all types of company registrations out here, we make it easy for you to start your company. The incorporation of a free zone business is not always a straightforward or easy task. Setup Zone specializes in taking care of the legal and document clearing side of the process.


Why SAIF Zone


Access to ports in the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean


Access to 2 billion consumers across the GCC, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Indian sub-continent, and parts of Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe


Abundant and cheap energy


Sponsorship and visas for staff


Close ties with Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sharjah Expo Center and more than 40 international banks


Competitive structure of fees, property and management


24-hour hotline for equipment and provision of labor


Unlimited and cost-effective work force


International air links across the world via Sharjah International Airport


State-of-the-art facilities including pre-built insulated warehouses in different sizes, fully-furnished and air conditioned Executive Offices (office space), container parking areas, bunker facilities, temporary storage capabilities and plots of land on




License Types

  • Industrial License

    For import of raw material, manufacturing, processing, assembling, packaging and export of finished product (subject to clearance from SAIF-Zone Health and Environment Department)

  • Commercial License

    For import/export, distribution, consolidation and storage of items specified in the license (maximum limit of three similar product lines)

  • General Trading License

    Issued under the Commercial License. For a large number of categories falling covered in this category

  • Service License

    For all types of specified services (unless restricted by the federal or local authorities)

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