Business Setup in Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA), Sharjah
Established in 1995, Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) is one of the oldest free zones in the UAE. HFZA is located in the Emirate of Sharjah, north of Dubai, and is easily accessible by road and from the Sharjah International Airport. Additionally, the free zone has access to a 14-meter deep sea port as well as a 7-meter deep inner harbor. Because HFZA has been operating for over 20 years, its infrastructure is well developed, including pre-built warehouses, factories, office units, an international business centre with executive offices, and on-site employee accommodation. HFZA offers commercial, industrial, and service licenses, making it an ideal choice for businesses searching for company set up in UAE.
HFZA’s strategic planning means the free zone’s 22 million square meters is divided into different zones focusing on specific industries or business models. The SME Zone is sub-divided into the 7 Magnificent Zones. The 7 Magnificent Zones include the Oil & Gas Zone, Construction World, Petrochemical Zone, Maritime City, Timber Land, Perfume World, and Steel City. Each zone brings together businesses in related sectors, which allows easy access to supporting industries. Each zone’s infrastructure has been designed to support the target industry’s needs and requirements as well as those of the industry’s support services. Companies in each zone can also choose HFZA’s E-Office package, which gives investors looking for business setup in UAE a choice of packages with an executive office and 4 to 5 visas.
HFZA also offers free zone company formation for businesses not included in the 7 Magnificent Zones. The Hamriyah Logistic Village hosts a wide range of warehouse units with executive offices for companies that need free zone business setup to move products across the GCC and MENA regions. Additionally, the Industrial Zone will provide 144 plots of land for purpose-built development. With micro-businesses (fewer than 5 employees and usually owner operated) growing around the globe, HFZA has created the MB Zone. Focusing on micro-businesses, the MB Zone provides international business company formation for small-scale companies and start-ups.