Hamriyah Free Trade Zone (HFTZ) is located in Sharjah and is the second largest Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates. It is home to over 6,700 businesses from over 157 countries in the major sectors including petrochemicals, steel, construction and food processing. Hamriyah Free Trade Zone is a sought-after regional base by global investors due to its strategic location that connects major trade routes through Asia, Europe and Africa, and unrestricted access to a growing market of over two billion people.

As one of the fastest growing Free Zones in the Middle East, Hamriyah Free Trade Zone has been awarded the prestigious Superbrand Status in 2017 by the global Superbrands Council. The award is a testament to its reputation as one of the premium business destinations in the UAE.


Entrepreneurs can register their business at HFTZ as one of the following company types:

  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

    A single shareholder limited liability company (LLC). The minimum capital required for incorporating a Free Zone Establishment at Hamriyah Free Trade Zone is AED 150,000 or approximately US $40,000.

  • Free Zone Company (FZC)

    This is a similar incorporation to a Free Zone Establishment. The minimum capital requirement is AED 150,000. Unlike an FZE, it has a provision for multi-shareholding with a minimum of two and a maximum of five shareholders.


  • No Corporate Profits Tax
  • No Personal Income Tax
  • 100% Foreign Company Ownership Allowed
  • 100% Repatriation of Capital & Profits Allowed
  • 100% Exemption from All Commercial Levies
  • 100% Import and Export Tax Exemption
  • 25-Year Leases Available (Renewable for Another 25 Years)

Sharjah is the only Emirate with ports on the east and west coasts of the Arabian Gulf with access to the Indian Ocean, an international airport that connects to over 230 cities, and extensive transport links to the Gulf nations, the Indian subcontinent and the emerging markets in Asian and African countries. Thanks to its prime location in Sharjah, Hamriyah offers great access to Gulf, regional and global markets as well as an affordable cost of living.

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