The demand for warehouses is high in the UAE region. The post covid period saw changes in ownership laws, encouraging many entrepreneur newbies to start with confidence and hence a sudden surge in demand for warehouses. Sharjah has several spacious warehouse spaces for rent. Knowing the different types of warehouses available makes it easier to finalize the one that is right for your business. You can read more about the different types of warehouses available for rent here.
Here are some important factors to consider when renting space in Sharjah.
Where to look?
The ideal location of the warehouse would be that it is easily accessible when it comes to storage as well as distribution. It is an added advantage if you have facilities for fuel refills, restaurants, or food outlets close by.
You can also consider the available warehouses in different zones, depending on where you need a warehouse. If you can avail a warehouse space in the free zone, there are the benefits of 100%foreign ownership and tax exemptions.
Sharjah has warehouse spaces for rent in the SAIF zone (Sharjah International Airport Free Zone), Industrial area, and Al Hamriyah free zone. You can check out the complete list of locations here.
What are the requirements?
A valid trade license is a must before looking for storage space for rent.
If you plan to look for commercial spaces in the Sharjah free zones, there would also be other formalities to obtain permission.
It would be helpful to have a warehouse with modern infrastructure with office spaces and toilets. You can check on the amenities that come with the warehouse.
Parking facilities are another essential factor that has to be considered. You will need parking space to park your private vehicles and the warehouse trucks for loading and unloading.
There are several rules and payment options when considering a warehouse on rent. It would be beneficial to be aware of any hidden costs like insurance, basic maintenance, etc., that could be fine print in the contract.
The warehouse size should match your requirement, so you don't end up paying for additional space.
A warehouse with good security features guards monitoring 24x7, and CCTV cameras ensure your goods' safety.
Considering all of these factors, you can finalize a warehouse that best suits your requirement. It is important to ask everything to the warehouse owner, from the basic details of the lease to even the possibility of a rental hike during your lease period before signing the deal. You must also have all valid supporting documents supporting your business to be eligible for warehouse rental space in the UAE. Real estate agents and brokers can help you find a suitable warehouse for rent.
If you are looking for a simple solution for availing storage space for your business, then Cargoz would be your solution. Unlike traditional leasing, which comes with more than one formality, non-flexible contracts, Cargoz offers flexible solutions for all your storage needs. Looking for a warehouse in Sharjah? Get in touch with us now.