Following the royal decree of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Sharqi, Number 4 of year 2007 under the administration of Fujairah Culture and Media Authority whose chairman is His Highness Rashid Bin Hamad Al-Sharqi, a new business park was launched in the Emirate of Fujairah called Creative City operated by Fujairah Media.
Creative City creates an environment for individuals and businesses working in the media, consulting, communications, design and technology fields. Creative City will complement existing media clusters in the region and further facilitate creativity in all fields
Creative City has a mission to permit, nurture and breed creative geniuses in a comfortable zone. Its mission is to create an environment conducive to the growth of the artist hidden within.
To this end, Creative City provides licenses to individuals within a Free Zone economic environment. It regulates and processes all government formalities, work permits and visas. The emphasis is on nurturing talent without the conventional fetters of renting an office or recruiting staff at the initial stages. The idea is on creating an entity that will eventually grow to a full scale enterprise.
The idea has caught on fast. Entrepreneur artisans have registered in droves and the management has been equally responsive. For those who have not yet perceived the benefits of this Free Zone entity, we solicit your approach.
Licenses are available under the categories of:
- Broadcast management
- Media & Marketing Services
- Music & Entertainment
- Filming / Production / Post-Production Information Services
- IT Services
The creation of any new entity always has initial hurdles and Creative City has weathered it brilliantly. A team of dedicated personnel make sure that nothing is wanting in terms of attention. Availability of staff is full time and the current working hours stretches into two complete shifts to handle the welcome influx.
Creative City has strategically teamed up with virtual zone, a business initiative that gives one the luxury of operating virtually with the efficiency of a full-fledged office.
It is designed especially for individuals or clients wishing to keep costs as low as possible favoring start-up and smaller companies.
TV / Radio Production & Broadcasting Services:
- TV Play-out
- Uplink Services
- Studios rent and setup
- Art Production equipment
- Graphic Design services
Incorporation is essential for clients in order to secure status as a legal entity, obtain credit and raise capital. The procedure for incorporation is simple, free of red tape and involves minimal costs. Once the client submits the required documents as per legal checklists, CC issues the Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC) a
Certificate of Incorporation.
Amendment to the company Register Services:
Once the client is registered and licensed with the authority, the company may apply for changes in the company register including Share transfer, Capital Increase, Change of Directors, and Change of Company Name. The approved changes by CC are recorded in the company register.
Registration and Licensing Services:
The Licensing Section of the CC provides FZ-LLCs and Branches of UAE Companies/Establishments or Branches of Foreign Companies with a license to operate in the free zone. Licenses are provided for a period of one year and renewable on a yearly basis. If the services and activities of the applying company are approved by the authority, the licensee will be granted a license to operate in the free zone.
License Renewal and Amendment Services:
The licensing section provides the service of renewing company licenses on a yearly basis. If the licensee wishes to amend the license details, such as Manager Name, Company Location or License Segment/Activity, this request also needs to be submitted to CC to change.