The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF-Zone) was set up in 1995 and is the premier business destination of the UAE. Covering a wide cross section of industry, companies include some of the biggest names in the field of IT services, media, consumer durables, light to medium manufacturing and a host of other companies.
In its commitment to providing investors with the perfect conditions for business operation, the SAIF-Zone is constantly upgrading its value-added services, infrastructure facilities, technical and scientific expertise and the availability of ‘state-of-the-art’ facilities. Sharjah International Airport, recipient of the best international air-cargo award for 1998 instituted by the European Institute for Transport Management (EITM), has created a niche for itself as cargo-oriented complex with authorities working in alliance with airlines, freight forwarders and shoppers to provide a user-friendly environment for movement of freight traffic. Sharjah international airport dominates a charter operation sector and handles more export volumes than any other airport in the region. Lufthansa airlines, which runs its seconds largest cargo hubs out of Sharjah (after Frankfurt, Germany), operates 360 flights and moves more than 48,000 tones of cargo per month.
Sharjah Airport International Free is situated in the emirate of Sharjah, near the Sharjah Airport, UAE.
Type of license:
- Service License
- Industrial License
- Trading License
Type of activity:
Almost any activity is permitted by AFZ as long as the activity is environmentally friendly and in accordance with local rules.
- 100% foreign ownership
- 100% repatriation of capital and profits
- 100% exemption from income and corporate taxes
- Global and regional communications with excellent air, land and sea links.