Sharjah Airport Free Zone

About Sharjah Airport International Free zone

Sharjah Airport International Free Zone enjoys a strategic location with direct access to the Sharjah Airport, the Gulf port, and the Indian Ocean. The free zone also enjoys direct access to cargo centres and state of the art warehouse facilities. Due to its accessible and highly connected location SAIF is a great option for investors. SAIF was established in 1995 and expanded to include more than 6000 companies from 140 different nations. Sharjah airport international free zone company formation provides businesses with good operational services designed to facilitate business expansion. SAIF is home to a wide range of business ranging from international trade to industrial activity.

Why Choose Sharjah Airport International Free zone

100% foreign ownership and repatriation of capital

Easy transfer of funds and stable currency linked to the US dollar.

Strategic location well connected to highways, airports, and seaport.

Allows 100% foreign recruitment

Corporate and income tax exemptions

A range of office solutions that can be tailor made to a company’s needs. Office options include flexi desk, office, and suite.

Quick licensing services

24/7 hotline services to assist businesses

Type of licenses for SAIF company formation

General Trading License – Allows the import, export, and distribution of a large range of products

Commercial License – Allows the import, export, and distribution of specific products

Professional License – Allows companies to conduct specified professional services

Industrial License – Is required for the manufacturing and production of goods

Types of business structures

Free Zone Company

  • Must have 1 to 50 shareholders
  • Minimum share capital of AED 150,000

Free Zone Establishment

  • Requires a single shareholder


  • Local or foreign company
  • Must conduct same activity as the parent company

SAIF company set up in 3 easy steps

At LegalWorks we will assist you in every step of the SAIF company formation process from the documentation collection for initial approval to payment of registration and license fees. We hope to make the entire process easy and straightforward for you.

1. Choose your business structure

Our team of specialists will take you step by step through the initial procedures of the incorporation process. We will assist you in determining the license you require according to your business activity and the company structure best suited to your needs. Once this is decided we will help you select and register the company tradename with the Sharjah Free Zone authority.

2. Submit your online application

Once you have completed the initial procedures, the license registration process can begin, and the required documents submitted. For SAIF company set up documents required include a Memorandum and Articles of Association, a comprehensive business plan, Emirates ID, and depositing the required share capital. Companies must also pay a license registration fee that is dependent on the type of company being set up. For a free zone company, the license registration costs AED 10,000 while it AED 5000 for a branch

3. Payment and collection of license

Our team will assist you in the payment of the license fees. The approximate cost of a commercial and service license is AED 7,000. The cost of a general trading license in AED 15,000. Once the payment is processed you will receive your license and can begin running your business

Post licensing

After receiving your license, you can begin the visa process and rent an office space for your newly formed company. Sharjah Airport Free zone provides its companies with a range of office options that can also be customized to suit the company’s needs. The type of working spaces includes SAIF offices, warehouses, plots of land, container parks and a jewelry park. Companies with a standard executive office can avail 5 visas while a warehouse comes in four different sizes and includes up to 15 visas. Our team can take you through all office options available and help you choose the right one for your company and number of employees.

Type of office standard office executive office warehouse land
cost AED 5,000 AED 20,000  starting from 125 sq m / AED 60,000 AED 25 / sqm
visa 3 5 15

Cost of company set up

Avail our SAIF company registration services, at LegalWorks to experience the best the free zone has to offer.

Registration fee AED 10,000
Branch registration fee AED 5000
Commercial/service license AED 7500
General trading license  AED 15,000
Employment visa AED 3440
Investor visa AED 4040
Medical Test, Emirates ID, photo AED 1250 

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