Hamriyah Free Zone Authority was established by an Emiri decree issued in November 12, 1995. It is located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, which gives the free zone a unique geographic and time zone advantage backed by a secure and fully convertible currency and a multi-access to neighboring and global countries through land, sea and air. Hamriyah Free Zone is fast becoming one of the cornerstones of the United Arab Emirates industrial development. As the Next Generation Free Zone, Hamriyah Free Zone is ensuring that its management is flexible and dynamic besides being an investor oriented free zone.

Core Sectors: Generalist free zone with focus on trading manufacturing and logistics industry

HFZA Advantages

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Straight forward business set-up process
  • Wide range of licenses across different sectors including aviation
  • Three seaports and international airport
  • Competitive pricing with low operating costs
  • Exemption from personal, income and corporate taxes
  • Exemption from import/ export duties and low freight charges
  • 25 year leases available, renewable for a further 25 years
  • Strategic location to access global markets
  • Developed infrastructure

Types of Licenses

  • Commercial
  • Professional
  • Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing


  • Warehouses
  • Virtual office, flexi desks and offices
  • Purpose built office accommodation, warehousing and factory units


Unparalleled Access To World-Class Business Services

  • Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA)
  • Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • From AED 150,000 however, AED 50,000 recommended to be paid up within the first year of operation.
  • 1 week
  • Tax and duty exemption
  • Required however, can be waived for a fixed fee of AED 1,000