ABOUT HAMRIYA FREE ZONE
The fastest-growing industrial zone in UAE is the Hamriya Free Zone. Based in Sharjah, it is a 24 sq. km. land that was established in 1995 November, by an Emiri Decree. Being part of the third-largest emirate in the UAE, Hamriya Free Zone is home to several industrial and commercial properties. It harbours a 14-meter deep water port that continues to expand.
IN A NUTSHELL
- Largest growing free zone in Sharjah, UAE
- A 24 sq. km. land established in 1995 by an Emiri decree
- Houses several industrial and commercial properties
- Has an ever-expanding deep water port and a harbour
- A tax-free and smartly managed area designed for businessmen
- Offers easy access to Emirates Road (E611) and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (E311)
Hamriyah Free Zone is a community specifically designed for investors and businessmen. It is a tax-free area that encourages people to establish a business in an environment that is flexibly managed and full ownership of the company. The area also ensures that the business owners are free from the repatriation of profits, capital and commercial levies.
For a detailed analysis of the properties and community, read All About Al Hamriya Free Zone in our blog.
Properties in Hamriya Free Zone
Hamriya Free Zone is rich in industries along with several offices, shops and warehouses. The types of industries you will find in the area include food businesses, oil and gas companies, building materials, steel, textile, chemicals and several more. There is a special area “food-park” dedicated to only food businesses and offers a comprehensive range of services beneficial for the particular business type; these services include food-testing labs and certification house for Halal Food.
You get a wide range of pre-built warehouses and offices in the commercial sector, along with several amenities such as parking space, lobby and IT requirements that come equipped with the units. The shops for rent in the area are not that grand, built on approximately 350 sq. ft. of the area with AED 20k average rents. Hamriya Free Zone is also home to several residential properties.
Rental Trends in Hamriya Free Zone
The residential side of the area houses several apartments for rent. These apartments range from studio to 3-bedroom units with a 400 sq. ft. to 900. sq. ft. The rental prices range between AED 15k to AED 40k, depending on the size of the unit.
Sales Trends in Hamriya Free Zone
Strictly for commercial usage, you can buy commercial plots and factories in Hamriya Free Zone. A 4000 sq. ft. of large commercial plot is available on the average price of AED 550k, whereas a factory occupies 35,000 sq. ft. of land and is available in AED 4M, on average.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in Hamriya Free Zone
For commercial and residential properties, the parking bays are strategically developed to offer easy parking accessibility to residents and workers. Moreover, the streets also allow free parking when necessary.
Public Transportation in Hamriya Free Zone
Al Ittihad Street E11 runs through the community, so any travel to and from the street is quite convenient. Public transport is readily available through buses. The nearest bus station is Jurf Industrial Area stop, 6 minutes of drive from the area. Umm Al Quwain Bus Stop is also on the highway that passes through Hamriya Free Zone, at an 8-minute drive.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets in Hamriya Free Zone
For grocery shopping, one can rely on the neighbourhood as there are several available in proximity. These include Wadana Grocery, Al Arabia Supermarket, Paradise Supermarket, Blue Supermarket and more.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in Hamriya Free Zone
The closest churches from the area are GO Church and Winners Chapel International Ajman, available in a 14-minute straight drive on E11.
Local mosques are available at walking distance for Muslims. Popular mosques in the area include The Nourain Mosque, Uthman Ibn Affan Mosque and Masjid Hamriya Free Zone Phase 2.
Schools and Universities in Hamriya Free Zone
The closest nursery schools are located in Ajman in Al Hamidya and Al Jurf communities, not far from Hamriya Free Zone. The top-rated ones are Canadian Nursery Ajman and Al Waradia Nursery. As for the primary and secondary education, Hamriya Elementary School for Primary and Secondary Education serve the community. Schools in the neighbourhood include The Elite American Private School, The International School of Choueifat in Umm Al Quwain and SAIS, one of the best schools in Umm Al Quwain.
Clinics and Hospitals in Hamriya Free Zone
As opposed to schools, several medical facilities serve the area. These include Al Rafi Clinic, Right Health Al Sanaya Clinic, Khalid Lala Medical clinic, Right Health clinic and Al Bustan Medical Centre. All of these are available under 7 minutes of driving. The closest hospital from the area is Thumbay University Hospital, 14 minutes away.
Though the area is part of Sharjah, one of the best things is its location. Hamriya Free Zone is right in the centre of all the emirates, offering easy accessibility to Ajman, UAQ and Dubai. The main E11 passes through the community and makes commuting no hassle for residents and workers. The area’s immediate neighbours include Al Jurf Industrial Area, Sharjah Waterfront City and Al Zahiya community.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls in Hamriya Free Zone
Ajman China Mall is the closest mall from Hamriya Free Zone, available in a 10-minute drive. Besides several clothing stores, you will find furniture stores, hardware outlets, and many international brands on wholesale rates. Another popular mall, City Centre Ajman, is 13 minutes away from the area. Both these malls are considered as the top malls in Ajman.
Restaurants in Hamriya Free Zone
When it comes to dining, Al Hamriya Free Zone boasts several dining places and restaurants that offer all dine-in, takeout and delivery options. A few locals’ favourite restaurants include Rozana Restaurant, Red Chilli Restaurant, Al Aroos Restaurant, Shams Al Afghan Restaurant, Five Star Palace Restaurant, Zouk Restaurant and many more. Those craving Chinese food can head to Wan Jia Long, just 8 minutes away from the central community.
BEACHES NEAR HAMRIYA FREE ZONE
Hamriya Free Zone’s northern side is connected with the Arabian Gulf naturally since the area is home to Hamriya Port Town and right next to it is Al Hamriya Public Beach. Here residents can go and enjoy a fun-filled day playing beachy sports and thrilling activities. The smooth white sand and the rocky bank also provide for an ideal picnic spot, where you can plan a barbecue party with family or friends.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Hamriya Free Zone is next door to Al Talla Camel Racecourse. Locals who love the thrill of camel racing are often seen here betting on their camels. For other outdoor activities, some of the local favourite destinations include the Bollywood Parks, Legoland Sharjah and Motiongate.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents will find several parks situated in proximity where families and individuals can go and unwind their daily stress in a natural green atmosphere amidst nature. These few parks include Al Hamriya West District Park, Al Hamriya East Community Park, Sports Park in Al Hamidiya community and Al Jurf Family Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Ajman.
For fitness facilities, visit the nearby gyms including Alriffa Fitness Gym, Xmen Gym, Blue Star Gym and several more. The closest spa centre is Lotus Spa 8 minutes away, while Wasel Hairdressing Salon is one of the top-rated ones for personal grooming.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Al Free Zone is largely a commercial area; however, there are many residential properties available too. Considering it is a freehold area, these properties are sold out rather quickly.