Umm Al Quwain Free Zone Authority

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April 16, 2024

Local and foreign investors seeking to create and/or operate businesses within the Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ) can take advantage of a shortened registration process. Creating a company is simple and quick with the help of outstanding infrastructure and skilled services. The UAQ Free Trade Zone (FTZ) is a federally licensed free zone that operates under Act No. 6 of 2008, which grants it exclusive powers to administer, manage, and operate the zone for its whole 99-year term. 

What the Umm al Quwain Free Zone has to offer: 

  • Single-window services 
  • A tax-friendly environment 
  • Infrastructure and facility development 
  • Operational technology solutions that are cutting-edge

The Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone in the United Arab Emirates is a free trade zone, located 45 kilometers from Dubai. It is the UAE's first and largest free trade zone, covering 23,000 hectares. It has a total of 208 registered enterprises, 60 percent of which are Emirati-owned, as well as a number of other companies from across the world. It is the UAE's most developed Free Zone, as it creates a unique relationship between trade, agriculture, and resorts to boost their development through a variety of incentives and investment opportunities. The UAQFTZ provides dependable services in a business-friendly atmosphere. 

The UAQFTZ provides a fantastic opportunity for enterprises, investors, and potential investors to do business in the United Arab Emirates. It is one of the world's most important free zones, having other free zones under its umbrella . Dubai International Airport is about 35 minutes away. The UAQFTZ is a one-of-a-kind integrated industrial park that has been meticulously planned and built to give the greatest business environment in the United Arab Emirates. The UAQFTZ is ideally located at a junction of important international trade routes, as well as resources and activity hubs. There is direct access to Jebel Ali from here.

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone Authority allows following types of companies or business entities within its premises:

  • Free Zone Establishment
  • Free Zone Company
  • branch of an existing company

The complete processing time would take 1-2 working days once complete documents are submitted.

The cost of registration starts from AED 8,000 based on the type of entity.

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