Company Formation ServicesBusiness Setup in Sharjah Mainland

Set up your business in Sharjah mainland and we at Connect Middle East are trusted business advisors to ensure fast and efficient mainland company formation in Sharjah.

Sharjah is a flourishing economy, one that attracts entrepreneurs from all around the globe. Its strategic location has proven it to be an ideal location with reliable relations, business networking and trade access, making it a best place as a business center. Sharjah is a member in several trade agreements, ensuring that goods manufactured in the UAE are exportable without customs duties.

The government policies in Sharjah are favorable towards budding businesses, and have hence gained the faith of global investors, contributing to the rapid expansion of business in Sharjah. With a decade of industry experience, Sharjah has also grown into a center for arts and culture. The emirate balances both economic and social development by creating human-centric experience in coexistence with the development of physical assets and infrastructure.

Advantages of

Setting up
business in Sharjah

We are one of the trusted business specialists providing company formation in Sharjah region. Due to its business friendly environment, Sharjah Mainland attracts budding entrepreneurs and businessmen from all around the globe.

We will help you in finding a genuine UAE national who can act as a local sponsor. We will guide and advise you throughout, from finding a suitable location for your company to information on licensing and approval processes. We will help you get through issues regarding bank accounts and also arrange visas for your investors and company employees.

100% tax exemption
100% repatriation of profits
100% foreign company ownership
no foreign exchange controls
No corporate or income tax

Economic Zones
in Sharjah

Connect Middle East provides commercial advice and business services to help companies in UAE grow. It is the perfect option if you are looking for business setup services to help you in the journey of building a new company. In the same way as most cities in the United Arab Emirates, you can select one of the two main economic zones (or jurisdictions) to establish a business in Sharjah: Mainland or Free Zone.

Sharjah Free Zone

To sum up, it is possible to set up a company in Sharjah in any of these three free zones : Sharjah Airport Free Zone, Hamriya Free Zone & Sharjah Media City Free Zone

Mainland companies Sharjah

Sharjah Mainland comprises geographical areas established by the UAE Government departments for commercial purposes. Indeed, it is considered one of the most advanced jurisdictions of Sharjah with standardized statutory policies

activities in Sharjah

Acquiring a business license in the UAE is often an arduous task that involves getting approval from the government and economic department and get a clearance from several agencies of the UAE. among the business licenses you can apply for, there are:

Industrial License

To take part in any manufacturing or industrial activity, such as manufacturing, processing, packaging, assembling and fabrication.

Commercial License

This license is destined for all kinds of trading activity, such as import, export, trading and E-Commerce.

Professional License

Especially for service suppliers in the fields of teaching, law, medicine, etc. Therefore, this includes Business consultancy, management consultancy, marketing consultancy, IT consultancy, design consultancy, etc.
Limited Liability Company
This is one of the most chosen business entities by the investors. It is necessary to take into account that the number of partners must not be over 50 and not less than 2. The liability of the partner is restricted to the investment in the business.
Partnership Company
In the case of the partnership company in Sharjah, it must be among two or more individuals, and they are responsible to the extent of their sections to the company's legal responsibilities.
Local Service Agent
They are separate businesses that are being administered by a single person. If the owner is not a United Arab Emirates or GCC national, then there must be a local service individual who is a UAE national.
Public/Private Shareholding Company
A Public Shareholding Company is the one with share wealth divided into equally valued tradable percentages. On the other hand, a Private Shareholding Company is subject to rules relating to public joint-stock companies.

What is the process to set up
a company in Sharjah

To start a business in Sharjah, as in any other part of the world, obeying the procedures and legal bureaucracies is crucial. Nevertheless, Connect Middle East is able to assist you in this process by taking care of all the required legal procedures and documents necessary for the company registration in Sharjah.

STEP 1Assign a Local Sponsor

Establish the type of business activity that your company would be leading. Then, Find a local sponsor. Finally, Select a legal form and structure for your business

STEP 2Obtain the initial approval from the DED

Submit a company registration application along with the planned name of the company to the Department of Economic Development (D.E.D.). Organize the company's documents with the D.E.D. to acquire a trade license

STEP 3Select & Register a Trade Name

Gain the initial approval of the government. Get an authorization for location and examination from the Municipality. Get the company's tenancy contract and Memorandum of Association (M.O.A.) signed up by a public notary

STEP 4Pay Fees & Submit Documents

Provide the required paperwork to get a payment voucher delivered. Complete the licensing requirements and pay the license fee to obtain a trade license



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