The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF-Zone) was set up in 1995 and is the premier business destination of the UAE. Situated in the Emirate of Sharjah, the industrial powerhouse of the UAE, the SAIF-Zone is the location of over 4,500 companies from 91 countries.
Investors consider Sharjah as a hub of Middle East and precisely due to this, hundreds of thousands of companies are being set up in a short span of time.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.
Strategically located at the cross roads of major trade routes linking the east and west, the SAIF-Zone is a business hub that offers access to more than 2 billion consumers across the GCC, CIS, Indian sub-continent, parts of Africa and the Mediterranean.
The ‘Sharjah Link’, a unique trade bridge, gives businesses an unmatched logistical advantage. Straddling the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean, this link makes the SAIF-Zone the ideal business hub to the Middle East.
SAIF-Zone is also conveniently located adjacent to the Sharjah International Airport, the largest air cargo hub in the Middle East and North Africa.
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.
With its simple one window solution to all investor requirements, the SAIF-Zone offers fast and simple processing of relevant licenses within 24 hours, sponsorships and visas for all staff, and simplified customs procedure.
Legal services, international couriers, traffic and licensing offices, workshops, and access to 50 international banks, restaurants and post office, transportation to and from the city are also available within the zone. Access to low-cost energy and labor, budget accommodation for on-site workforce, consultancy services and computer training, make it the perfect base for any type of business.