Under the Patronage of

Supreme Council Member
& Ruler of

Umm Al Quwain

HH Sheikh Saud
bin Rashid Al Mu'alla

Crown Prince of

Umm Al Quwain

HH Sheikh Rashid
Bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla


Right from our inception in 1986, at Umm Quwain Free Trade Zone we have invested in partnerships, growth and value. This driving force has helped us enjoy our success today as a trusted international business hub in the Middle East & North African (MENA) region.

The UAE government has crafted a great vision in creating an exceptional business climate for foreign investment and the Umm Al Quwain emirate fully supports this national focus. Our goal is to create an independently functioning sustainable industrial smart city where SMEs, Fintech startups, R&D centers, health, education, technology, logistics, outsourcing, construction, food processing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Codding, medical, Information Technology (IT), natural resource and alternative energy-related industries can flourish and set up their operational and administrative offices.

We have a team and leadership that brings life to our vision of creating an uncomplicated approach to business. We have built a solid foundation on simple and swift onboarding, transparent processes and outstanding cost-effectiveness.

We continue the exceptional growth in our infrastructure expansion and we are excited about presenting always our new inventory to our investors. We have also committed to many ambitious targets that will add greater dimensions to our future expansion.

UAQ FTZ is a strategic opportunity for any international business. Invest in it and let’s do business together!


Sheikh Khalid bin Rashid Al Mu'alla

Executive Director

Sultan Saeed Sultan Al Ali


Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Mualla

General Manager

Johnson M. George

I take great pleasure in introducing you to Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ), which is a strategic initiative of the Government of Umm Al Quwain, with a mandate to provide the required infrastructure and incentives for a prosperous business community. Conveniently located within 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, Umm Al Quwain is a friendly, progressive and prosperous emirate within the United Arab Emirates.

UAQ FTZ is an ideal location for Micro Businesses, SME’s and Conglomerates to do business in a safe and secure free trade zone environment and it is one of the most attractive places for your effective investment in the region. Our professional services make the business registration and licensing process quick and easy.

Generous investment incentives such as 100% foreign ownership, 0% corporate and personal tax, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no exchange control, no restriction on investment in any sector are further evidence of our openness towards international investors.

We look forward to providing you with the perfect infrastructure that will allow you to run a successful business. We continue to work closely with investors, who we see as partners, in the development of the Umm Al Quwain economy. You can bank on our support for your secure investment in the Emirate.

With a sound, transparent and modern legal framework, open investment climate, low costs of living and labour as well as easy access to trading partners in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, you’ve come to the right place. We look forward to welcoming you to the Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone.

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