Shams Rolls Out Incentives for Entrepreneurs

Press release
Published January 27th, 2021 - 08:39 GMT
Shams Rolls Out Incentives for Entrepreneurs
Sharjah Media City.
Sharjah Media City has rolled out a number of initiatives to support and encourage those embarking on their entrepreneurial careers. 


Sharjah Media City (Shams), a world-class media hub for innovative facilities and services, has rolled out a number of initiatives to support and encourage those embarking on their entrepreneurial careers. 

The incentives include a 35% reduction on standard visa packages- which include general trading services, and consultancy and media activities- as well as a 50% reduction on media packages. Freelancers can also benefit from the incentives, by availing a 50% reduction on a zero-visa package. Entrepreneurs can reap the benefits of these incentives until 31st January 2021. 

H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City (Shams), said: “Shams is keen to continue extending support to those who are starting their own business, and we are dedicated to being a lending hand of support to these entrepreneurs. Shams continues to ensure that individuals are able to embark on their business journey and overcome any financial hurdles.”

Al Midfa continued, “As a leading innovative and creative hub in the region, we strive to pave the way for freelancers and businesses as they enter the business world. Our mission is to create an environment which inspires these achievements. There is so much emerging talent and creativity in Sharjah, and Shams is proud to support and nurture this as much as we can, in an effort to support the emirate’s wheel of economy.” 

Background Information

Sharjah Media City (Shams)

Sharjah Media City (Shams) was launched in January 2017 to act as a catalyst for creative and media businesses to grow and thrive. Aiming to be a world-class media hub for innovative facilities and services, Shams covers a wide range of business activities available for those wishing to embark on their entrepreneurial journey in the UAE.

Our vision is to be a world-class hub for media and creativity in the region. Our mission is to make creative entrepreneurship accessible and inspire business growth. We foster a vibrant and connected ecosystem for innovators to live, learn and co-create.

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