An Ideal Business Hub
With the distinction of being the world's first ISO 9001 certified Airport Free Zone, SAIF-Zone has a highly developed infrastructure, providing state of the art services. It is ideally located in the vicinity of Sharjah City, adjacent to Sharjah International Airport.
Its close proximity to major UAE Airports and Seaports on the East Coast (Arabian Gulf) and 120 kms to the West Coast (Indian Ocean) of the UAE is a vital strategic advantage especially for export, import and industrial establishments.
Located adjacent to the best Airport in cargo operations in the Middle East and North Africa, it is also the Middle East cargo hub for Lufthansa and the Airport International Counsel (ACI) ranks it to be one of the best ranked (ranked 29th) airports in the world in cargo operations.
These integral links give investing companies direct access to a potential market covering over 1.6 billion consumers from the Middle East, Iran, Asian subcontinent, East Africa and the emerging markets of the CIS countries. Companies based in SAIF - Zone have direct access to both the East and West coasts and sea-air transfers can be made in 6 to 8 hours.
Speed, safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness are Sharjah's unique selling points as a cargo hub. The UAE accounts for the highest volume of sea-air cargo handled in Asia with Sharjah International Airport accounting for the highest volume of sea-air tonnage movement.
SAIF- Zone Advantages
- 100% foreign ownership and repatriation of funds with no currency restrictions
- No personal income or corporate tax
- Sponsorship/visas for all staff with no restriction to a 100% expatriate workforce along with an economical wage structure
- Low cost accommodation for on-site work force
- Administration and Management services
- Highly qualified bilingual staff
- 24 hour hotline for hire of equipment and cargo movement
- Abundant and inexpensive energy
- Modern telecommunication infrastructure
- Land for unrestricted development, pre-built warehouses in different sizes with office space, furnished office suites with reception and temporary auxiliary warehouses available on lease.
Our Growth Path
Number of companies registered with SAIF Zone rose from 55 in 1995 to 382 in 1999 representing companies from 50 countries.
PO Box 8000, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tel : +971 (6) 5570000 Fax : +971 (6) 5571010