Set Up Your Company in

SPC Free Zone

Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPCFZ) is one of the world’s first Free Zone concepts dedicated to serving the global publishing and media industry.  

With over 1,500 business activities ranging from publishing, printing, E-commerce, business consultancies, and information and technology, business setup SPC Free Zone gives you access to modern office spaces, state-of-the-art facilities, warehouse facilities, storage areas, and co-working spaces.

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    Advantages of

    Business Setup

    SPC Free Zone

    Premium and Convenient Location

    SPC Free Zone is strategically located in heart of Sharjah City, where you can find spaces dedicated for trading and retail. As such, getting a Sharjah Publishing City license gives you convenient access to various business facilities from the diverse options of business activities in the Free Zone.

    Massive Incentives and Government Subsidies

    Sharjah is the 3rd largest emirate in the UAE. You can get extra incentives, including exemption from all taxes and duties, 100% business ownership, and capital repatriation. The Government of Sharjah also pays for about 70% of the cost of the consumption of water and electricity subsidies.

    Hassle-free Employment Recruitment

    Sharjah free zone companies in SPC have freedom to recruit both local and expat talents for their companies. SPC Free Zone can also provide you with manpower upon request. Employment visas are also facilitated for all SPC Free Zone employee companies.

    Quick and Easy Business Setup

    Company registration and license acquisition are fast and convenient in SPC Free Zone. Depending on the nature of your business, a Sharjah Publishing City license is usually issued within 24 hours.

    Visa and License Flexibility

    SPC Free Zone provides a 10-year license option. In addition to this, Sharjah free zone companies in SPC also give you the convenience and leverage of combining activities from different sectors. The Free Zone also allows to have a dual license structure (Mainland and Free Zone).

    Explore Monthly

    Payment Plans

    with Selected Banks

    Convert your transactions into easy and affordable monthly instalments with our selected range of banking partners. Spend a minimum of AED 1,000 on your credit card issued from any of our participating banks and repay in easy instalments over a period of 12 months.


    Make a minimum purchase of AED 1,000 using your credit card for any services provided by Rapid Zone.

    Call the banking services of any of our partner banks and request to convert your purchase into an Easy Payment Plan.

    Get the option of paying over 3, 6, 9 or 12 months

    *General terms and conditions from the banks will be applicable.

    Types of Licenses Offered

    by DWTC

    These are the three (3) types of licenses offered under Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone.

    Commercial License

    Sharjah Free Zone companies with this license can engage in general trading, retail services, import and export, and other related activities.

    Trading License

    Business activities that involve buying and selling of goods.

    Services License

    Business activities such as business and management consulting, accounting, real estate consultancy, human resources, technical services, and other professional services relied on human skills, ability, and talent.

    E-Commerce License

    Business activities that are performed through an online medium.

    Requirements for Obtaining a

    Sharjah Publishing City License

    For Freezone Establishment (FZE)

    • Application form for Company Registration in SPC Free Zone
    • Passport copy of Shareholders, Directors, and Managers
    • Visa & Emirates ID copy of Shareholders, Directors, and Managers
    • Proof of address of Shareholders (recent utility bill/bank statements, etc.)
    • Passport size photograph of the Shareholder (white background)
    • Memorandum & Article of Association
    • Specimen signature of the proposed Manager

    For Branch Company

    • Company Registration Form
    • Owner Declaration Document
    • Passport copy & photograph of the Manager
    • Proof of address of the Manager
    • Attested Memorandum & Articles of Association of the parent company
    • Attested Certificate of Incorporation of the parent company
    • Attested Board Resolution and Power of Attorney of the parent company
    • Attested business license of the parent company

    Business Structures

    in Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPC)

    Steps in Setting Up Your


    in Dubai South

    Setting up your company in Dubai South is easy and straightforward. However, seeking advice from Creative Zone can help you minimize the time and cost needed for company formation.

    Here are the general steps for establishing your company in Dubai South:


    Choose Company Name

    One of the most important things to learn before choosing a company name is to avoid any offensive or blasphemous language. Choosing at least 3 company names would also be helpful in order to avoid delays if that name is already taken by other companies.


    Choose Business Type

    Rapid Zone can help you by giving assistance and advice on what type of business activities and entity type are suited for your Sharjah free zone company setup. You can combine up to 3 business activities under one license.


    Submit Application

    All details, including business activities, name, and supporting documents, must be submitted to the Rapid Zone representative, who will complete the process for you and ensure a hassle-free experience.


    Make Payment

    The last step in the Sharjah Media City company set up process is paying for the required fees. Once paid you will receive a payment confirmation and license processing timeline. Usually, it takes within a week to get the free zone trade license issued.