Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF)

Sharjah Airport International Free Zone provides some of the most enticing business incentives in the region, including speed of service and simplicity of process. SAIF-ZONE has a 24 hour licensing service which enables businesses to be up and running sooner than has ever been possible before. The customer base is among the largest in the world from one central hub, with access to more than 2 billion people within a four hour flight and as one of the most dynamic Emirates in the UAE, Sharjah accounts for over a third of the country’s industrial activity.

Core Sectors: Focus on aviation, trading, manufacturing and logistics

SAIF Advantages

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Exemption from corporate and personal income taxes
  • Tax exemption for all import and export
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • 100% free transfer of funds.
  • Straight forward business set-up process
  • Licenses can be issued on the same day (24 hour licensing service)
  • Wide range of licenses across different sectors including aviation
  • Adjacent and connected to the airport
  • State of the art logistics facilities
  • Direct connection to the port

Types of Licenses

  • Commercial
  • Service
  • General Trading
  • Industrial


  • Offices
  • Industrial Park
  • Land On Lease
  • Prebuilt Warehouse
  • Temporary Warehouse
  • SAIF Zone Labor Accommodation​


Unparalleled Access To World-Class Business Services

  • Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF)
  • Sharjah Airport International Free Zone
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • From AED 150,000 recommended to be paid up within the first year of operation
    Not required at inception.
  • 2-3 weeks
  • Tax and duty exemption
  • Not required however, recommended as best practice to maintain proper books of accounts