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Umm Al Quwain Free Zone

Our Commitment

  1. Your Company in Umm Al Quwain Free Zone formed within 7 working days. *
  2. Competitive and transparent pricing
  3. Complete confidentiality
  4. UAE Residency Visa for you and family members
  5. Setting up your Umm Al Quwain Free Zone company with a bank account including eBanking and debit card
Dubai Multi Commodities Center Company

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone Main Characteristics:

Company type Free Zone Limited Liability
Governing corporate legislation Umm Al Quwain Free Zone Authority
Information published relating to company officers Company director names are not disclosed
Confidentiality Complete confidentiality
Accounting requirement No accounts and auditing are required
Taxation No corporate or personal taxation
Legislation Umm Al Quwain Freezone Company regulations
Standard currency UAE Dirhams pegged to USD
Time to form 7 working days
Communication Efficient communication
Local sponsor requirement Not needed
Foreigner ownership 100%
Residence visa issuance Residence Visa issued
Number of directors needed A minimum of one director required for Umm Al Quwain Free Zone Company
Located close to the primary seaports in the northern part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the emirate of Umm Al Quwain (UAQ) is an ideal place for trading and setting up business in the UAE. It is one of the prime economic and trade centres of the country. The emirate also offers equipped business districts, good communication & technology infrastructures, and efficient cargo handling services in addition to excellent logistics facilities.

Founded in 1987, with the support of the Umm Al Quwain government, the Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ) is one of the earliest free zones established in the UAE with the aim to lead innovation in terms of new business opportunities and new industries. The free trade zone offers a lot of business opportunities and perks for SMEs, young business enthusiasts and emerging entrepreneurs.

UAQ FTZ has emerged as a major hub for import-export investments and activities with the countries of the Middle East, Far East, Europe and Asia-Pacific, mainly due to its geographical location favourable to international trade and commerce, strong logistics, well-established transportation facilities, the presence of liberal trade regimes, simple administrative procedures, and a flexible legislation that aims to promote economic growth and attract foreign direct investment.

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone Benefits:

  • Strategic location in the heart of Dubai and next to the airport
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure
  • World-class facilities
  • Single window convenience for administrative services
  • Investor-oriented management

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone Tax Incentives:

  • 100% corporate tax exemption
  • 100% personal income tax exemption
  • 100% import & export tax exemption

Investment Incentives:

  • 100% foreign company ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • No currency restrictions

Information concerning Umm Al Quwain Free Zone


Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ) is located in Umm Al Quwain, a friendly, progressive and prosperous emirate with modern infrastructure. Renowned for its desert landscape, it is also a popular leisure destination within UAE, and is located just 45km from Dubai.

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