Freezones in UAE for Media, Art, and Creative Professionals

Media, Art, and Creative Professions are on a rise in the UAE. To promote the culture of media, entertainment, art, and creativity, UAE has a few Freezones that offer business license and support solutions to the entrepreneurs and freelancers in the media field.

Dubai Media City is one of the most prominent Freezone jurisdiction in the UAE for setting up a creative and media company.

The Dubai Media City (DMC) has grown itself from just a media Freezone to a creative hub.  The Dubai Media City along with the Dubai Studio City, & Dubai Production City is a booming community for media entrepreneurs. 

There are a number of Freezones in the UAE that offer cost-effective business setup offerings for the media industry. They offer a media-specific space for companies in advertising, communication, media, and marketing. These Freezones houses companies ranging from the world’s biggest media brands to budding start-ups.

Here is a list of Freezones that offer media, marketing, creative and freelance license in the UAE apart from Dubai Media City (DMC).

1. Sharjah Media City

The Sharjah Media City (SHAMS) Is a new world-class Freezone and innovation hub for the creative and media people.

SHAMS issues business licenses to media companies, freelancers and entrepreneurs. SHAMS also provide the entrepreneurs and businesses working in the media sector with all required IT and tech support.

SHAMS offers a wide range of business activities apart from the media related works to the investors.

Most Popular Business Activities in SHAMS?

  • Event Management
  • Trading (Garment and Automobile Trading)
  • e-Commerce
  • Film Production/Post Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Investment Consultancy
  • Business/Project Management Consultant
  • Media Companies
  • Marketing Companies

Why Sharjah Media City?

  • Easy business setup with attractive benefits
  • Get your business license in less than 3 working days
  • Flexible office and Desk Space Options
  • Scope of networking, attending seminars, events, and conference conducted by the Freezone
  • Training and media focused education and training facility by the Freezone
  • Extensive business support services and infrastructure support for the media companies to succeed in their operations

The Strategic location of the Sharjah Media City and its proximity to Sharjah International Airport & the business hubs of Dubai make it a popular choice among foreign investors.

Read more on Sharjah Media City here.

2. Fujairah Creative City

Fujairah Creative City is specially formed for providing the required support infrastructure to the media entrepreneurs seeking a cost-effective solution.

Investors in the media, events, consulting, education, communication, marketing, music, and entertainment can greatly benefit out to this Freezone. It also offers Flexi desk or virtual office services for the investors to start off.

Types of Business License available in Fujairah Creative City

  • Publishing
  • Management of Broadcasting
  • Marketing and Media Services
  • Music and Entertainment
  • Consultancy
  • Broadcasting
  • Production/Post-production/Filming
  • Information Technology Services

In Fujairah Creative Zone the business setup process can be executed remotely via a registered agent. The investors need not be physically present in the UAE for the company formation in the Fujairah Creative Zone.

All documentation submission can take place online and license issuance is initiated within 3 working days. Once the company license is issued you can apply for the residency visa and corporate bank account.

3. Ajman Media City

Ajman Media City Freezone is aiming to create a world-class business environment for media entrepreneurs. With the innovative and flexible processes of company formation, Ajman Media City is an investor-friendly location.

Ajman Media City offers one of the most economical business license packages in the UAE.

Business Benefits for Media Companies in Ajman Media City

  • 100% foreign ownership with profit repatriation & tax-free income
  • Confidentiality in company ownership and privacy in details of shareholders, company management, & company information
  • Simple business registration procedure
  • Various business license types & business legal forms available
  • Customized office solutions, Flexi-desk & virtual office setup

They have a hassle-free business setup and visa processing, and you can get your business registered within less than 3 working days.

Read more on Ajman Media City here.

4. RAKEZ Media Zone

The RAKEZ Media Zone provides the media firm owners and professionals in the field a platform to start their media and creative initiatives.

In UAE, there is a huge demand for media production, TV & Radio Broadcasting, event management, animation, music& entertainment as well as publishing. The RAKEZ Media Zone provides the required ground support for the media entrepreneurs to kick-off their ventures.

RAKEZ Media Zone also links the media suppliers and vendors to the media companies. It, in turn, helps in building a synergy and trigger business growth.

RAK Media Zone Advantages

  • A global media hub with world-class infrastructure
  • Business-friendly registration process
  • Low operational costs
  • Access to global talents and networking opportunities
  • State-of-the-art media centers
  • High tech communication facilities
  • Flexible office spaces and shared working units

5. twofour54

twofour54 offers more than just an office space for your media company. The support ranges from specialist workspaces to unique tools and assurance to help businesses succeed in their media-related ventures.

Similar to every Freezones the obvious benefits from the twofour54 is the easy licensing & streamlined business setup services.

Along with that the 100% foreign ownership, access to the media centers, networking with industries big names and other start-ups.

two-four 54 also offers freelancing license to start off your business and then opt for a license and set up your office. It offers a cost-effective office space solution for entrepreneurs.

There are multiple options like Flexi-desk, shared workspaces, executive offices, working from the media center, etc.

If you are looking for a media hub in Abu Dhabi, twofour54 is the perfect place to set up your media establishment.

UAE is house to various Freezones specialized in certain business activities or industry types. You can choose where to set up your store based on your exact business requirements and nature of business.

For any assistance on company formation in the UAE, reach out to us!

Contact: Aurion Business Consultants

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Marketing Consultant working with Aurion Business Consultants. Likes to write on business support services, current market trends, and the latest business updates in the UAE.
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