SHAMS Freezone

Choose SHAMS &
Start Your Company

Sharjah Media City Free Zone (SHAMS) offers smart innovative services for aspiring startups and SMEs, as well as established companies or corporations. Launched as a world-class hub for modern services for those who wish to setup their business within specialized facilities in the media and creative industry, Shams is a dynamic initiative, a forward-thinking and holistic community with the aim of making creative entrepreneurship accessible to all.

What is a SHAMS Licence &
And What Does it Include ?

A Shams limited liability company (LLC) is an independent entity whereby the company structure separates the owners and shareholders from the company. Hence the liabilities of the company, whether arising in contract or otherwise, are the company’s liabilities and not the personal liabilities of the shareholders.
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Determine Business Activity

Insurance Services

Insurance service is protection against loss. Companies that offer insurance service differ from each other in the types of products offered.


this allows the licensee to operate communication with the users of a product or service, and advertise services and products permitted within the UAE

Travel Agencies

This allow the licensee to run and opreate a businesses that sell travel- and tourism-related services, as well as products, to customers.


With this activity you are allowed to operate a company focusing on the act of selling you products to retailers within and outside of the UAE

Bookkeeping and Auditing

With this activity the licensee can operate a company focusing on the activity of record keeping and preparation & presentation of financial statements

Human Resources

This acitvity allows you to establish a company that focuses on managing personel, recruiting, expat services and more.


The licensee can operate a company that manages tv or radio stations, with content permitted within the UAE

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Benefits of SHAMS

Remote Setup

Shams allows shareholders to fulfill the business setup process for a new company without the need to be present in the UAE.

Strategic Location

located just off the E88 and E611 highways, offering easy access to two major international airports.

Broad Variety of Activities

Shams allows a broad variety of business activities and allows for multiple activities under one license.

Capital Repatriation

A DMCC license will allow you to remit all of you company profits to your home country.


Why Aston Advisory Group ?

+10 Years Experiece

At Aston Advisory we have more than +10 Years of experience with assisting business owners like you establishing their company in the UAE. We are experts at business setup within Dubai and can promise a seemless and smooth registration of your company.

#1 Customer Service

We strive towards excellence, which means delivering good customer service in the registration process as well as afterwards. Aston Advisory takes pride in treating each case on a personal level and maintaining easy contact to our consultant via your preferred platform.

No Hidden Fees

Unlike many other business setup companies in Dubai, UAE that promises you prices too good to be true, just to later in the process present you with another price, we make sure to be upfront about the cost and requirements of starting a business in Dubai

Help With Settling

At Aston Advisory we make sure you get the help you need after the registration so that you, your company and loved ones can settle in without worry, this means taking you to registration meetings, helping with UAE phones, and finding a suitable home or office

Customer Reviews





April 25, 2022


Working with Aston Advisory Group has been great. Everything was delivered in one month as planned. Also they went the extra mile to get me an appointment to do the Emirates ID and even...

opened the office on a Saturday for me to be able to meet the bank and do everything on time. So I want to say I am extremely happy and thankful with Aston Advisory Group! Best regards! Martin


September 12, 2021


When taking the decision to re-locate to Dubai and open up a business, I was recommended by several individuals to contact Gareth at Aston, as he and the team are experts at not only...

registering businesses but also in helping to obtain bank accounts and assist with becoming a UAE resident. Without Aston, I can honestly say that I would still be in the application stage. I too, will recommend Gareth and the the team to anyone needing their services.


July 5, 2021


My overall feeling during the whole company setting up process has been that I am in ‘good hands’, all of you could answer any of my questions immediately. You’ve been super responsive at...

any time of the day Gareth’s expertise was a great help during the bank account opening process and I’ve got lot of information about business life in Dubai. Emma was super nice and professional during the visa application process and helpful in any kind of administration issues.

Dr Helen Maffini

May 27, 2021


Aston Advisory Group has been extremely helpful in creating a smooth company opening and move to the UAE. Gareth is very knowledgeable about all areas of freezone companies and life in Dubai...

From our first call until today he and his team have been very helpful, answering all my questions, meeting with me and taking me to all my appointments. It makes things so much easier to have them to help navigate all the parts from start to finish and being able to ask questions and get guidance along the way. Not only was everything done, but it was all very quick and efficient. Highly recommended for anyone looking to set up a company in Dubai. 

Start Your Business Today &
Get Settled in Dubai

Getting started doing business in the UAE and feeling the benifits of it, requires going through a what can seem like an impossible amount of steps, which is why we exist. We make sure your business will be up and running in no time within the UAE, all while you can lean back and focus on what you are best at, managing your company
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