Sharjah Media City is located in the emirate of Sharjah, the cultural capital of the UAE. Shams was launched in January 2017, with a vision to be a world-class hub for media and creativity in the region. Shams’ Shar and inspire business growth in the region. The Shams community fosters a vibrant ecosystem for innovation to live, learn and co-create.

As a world-class Free Zone hub for innovation, Shams sets the benchmark for service and support to those wishing to set-up and launch their business with specialised facilities for the creative and media industries.

Our mission is to make creative entrepreneurship accessible to all aspiring startups, SMEs and established companies striving to grow their business both locally and globally. Shams is a dynamic initiative that makes a strong connection with the talented individuals it attracts. As a creative forward thinking community, we will inspire and shape our world and celebrate our many successes; both individually and as a group.

Shams offers smart innovative services, coupled with a holistic community-centered approach. We place great value on localised content and actively encourage entrepreneurial talent from within this thriving community.

We are Shams – a Free Zone quintessentially community brand built from within.