SAIF Zone is also known as the Sharjah Airport Free Zone. This unique free trade area is known for being one of the oldest free zones dedicated to UAE business setup opportunities since its inception in 1995. SAIF Zone has one of the most developed facilities in the form of offices, land and warehouses.
SAIF Zone In A Nutshell
The vision of the SAIF Zone is: To be the ideal business hub for businesses to collaborate, grow and prosper in the region.
The mission of the SAIF Zone is:To provide businesses with the best possible supportive, environment to grow.
SAIF Zone is integrated in the three major values: community, connection and convenience.
Benefits of having a business setup in SAIF Zone
- Quick clearance of goods
- Networking and growth opportunities
- Promotes sustainable practices
- Well connected 24/7 round the clock emergency services available
- Infrastructure and facilities enabled to support various types of business niches
- Ease in hiring the best talent along with foreigners
SAIF Zone is famous for having a board of well-known investors including:
Facilities offered by SAIF Zone
SAIF Zone has 3 main types of offices.
A completely furnished area followed by an executive suite office fit with advanced IT/telecommunications infrastructure. – 8 visa quota involved
SAIF Executive Office
An unfurnished, easily customizable area covering all utility costs and an advanced IT/ telecommunications infrastructure. – 5 visa quota involved
A suitably placed, completely furnished and committed executive desk space with advanced IT/ telecommunications infrastructure on an independent basis. – 3 visa quota included
SAIF Zone is known for providing tailored storage solutions through their pre-built warehouses. The warehouses aim to cater high quality storage for heavy duty activities.There are also WC and offices provided within the warehouse facility. All existing warehouses are offered in the following sizes: 125sqm, 250sqm, 400sqm and 600sqm.
With land facilities at SAIF Zone, you have the choice to construct facilities in the form of warehouses or factories to facilitate your business operations. There is accommodation available on-site for staff too.
A fully equipped and completely specialized jewelry manufacturing unit makes sure that you can execute many functions without having to go to multiple locations.
SAIF Zone offers specifically allocated spaces for containers to be parked easily.
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- How to Set Up a Business in IFZA
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License Options in SAIF Zone
There are various types of business licenses to choose from when it comes to setting up a business at SAIF Zone. The following are some business licenses you can choose from:
This type of business license is divided into 2 types of categories of business licenses.
With this type of business license under the commercial category you get to trade in a variety of business activities including
• Storage or Warehousing
This type of business license covers a top limit of having 3 product choices of resonating preference under the following options for items:
• Storage or Warehousing
With this type of business license you can participate in service oriented business activities specifically mentioned on the license from the following:
- Consulting in business
- Freight and shipping processes
With this license you can participate in industrial oriented business activities such as:
- Import of raw material
- Packaging and export of intermediate and / or finished product
*Permission from the SAIF Zone Health & Environment Department is necessary.
Requirement for Business Setup
Basic documents to start your dream business at SAIF Zone include the following:
- Passport copy
- Passport size photo
- Bank reference or statement
- Business plan
*Note: that the above mentioned are basic requirements. Case to case variations depending on the type of business activity and business license require tailored documents. To know exactly which documents you may need to submit, contact us.
The steps to formation are as follows:
- Submit your application with required documents
- Activity and name approval process
- Official company registration
- Clear dues and payments
- Collect final registration certificate, license and lease agreement
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SAIF Zone Fees
The costs associated with starting a business at SAIF Zone depend on the type of business license you choose to acquire along with how many UAE Resident visas you need.
The basic license cost for choosing to have a business set up in SAIF Zone starts from 13,500 AED for a trading or services license.
21,000 AED would be charged for the other mentioned types of business licenses.
*Note: these are basic costs which are subject to change without notice. Also, costs are not limited to the above mentioned. To know more about various types of fees and costs that may be incurred, contact us.
Pro’s & Con’s of Company Formation in SAIF Zone
With the endless options to choose from when picking a free zone, each free zone comes with its own pro’s and con’s.
- It is a top free zone in the city of Sharjah
- Top notch facilities for industrial activities
Not as advanced and accelerating as other free zones offering similar business activity opportunities in other cities of the UAE, e.g Jafza
Start your dream business in the UAE at SAIF Zone
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