Sharjah Publishing City (SPC), the world’s first publishing and
printing free zone, will have a formal launch at the 2017 Sharjah
International Book Fair. Established by His Highness Sheikh Dr.
Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and a member
of the Federal Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates,
the City offers tenants the opportunity to capitalize on tax-free
privileges while benefiting from a status as wholly independently
owned and managed companies. Companies setting up in SPC
will enjoy the benefits of operating in an ideally placed publishing
hub, with easy access to the Middle Eastern, African, European and
Asian region’s marketplaces.
The city falls under the aegis of the Sharjah Book Authority,
which HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi established
in 2013. The Authority also manages the Sharjah International
Book Fair, the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, and Sharjah