UAQ Free Trade Zone: Leadership

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


Since our inception in 1986, at Umm Quwain Free Trade Zone, we have focused on partnerships, growth, and value. This driving force has helped us become a trusted international business hub in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region.

The UAE government has created an exceptional business climate for foreign investment, and the Umm Al Quwain emirate fully supports this national focus. Our goal is to create a sustainable industrial smart city where small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), fintech startups, research and development (R&D) centers, healthcare and education facilities, technology, logistics, outsourcing, construction, food processing, artificial intelligence (AI), coding, medical, information technology (IT), natural resource, and alternative energy-related industries can flourish and set up their operational and administrative offices.

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

We are continuously expanding our infrastructure and excited to present our new inventory to investors.

Investing in UAQ FTZ is a strategic opportunity for any international business. Let's do business together!

Board Members


Sheikh Khalid bin Rashid Al Mu'alla

Executive Director

Sheikh Mansoor Bin Ibrahim Al Mu'alla

Board Member

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Mualla

General Manager

Johnson M. George

I am pleased to introduce Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ). It is a strategic initiative of the Government of Umm Al Quwain, providing infrastructure and incentives for a thriving business community. Located just 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, Umm Al Quwain is a friendly, progressive, and prosperous emirate in the United Arab Emirates.

UAQ FTZ is an ideal location for Micro Businesses, SMEs, and Conglomerates to do business in a safe and secure free trade zone environment. It is one of the most attractive places for your investments in the region, with our professional services making business registration and licensing quick and easy.

Our investment incentives include 100% foreign ownership, 0% corporate and personal taxes, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no exchange control, and no restrictions on investment in any sector. These demonstrate our openness towards international investors.

We are committed to providing you with the perfect infrastructure for a successful business. We work closely with investors, whom we consider partners, in the development of the Umm Al Quwain economy. You can rely on our support for your secure investments in the Emirate.

With a sound, transparent, and modern legal framework, an open investment climate, low living and labor costs, and easy access to trading partners in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, you have come to the right place. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you to the Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone.

Connect UAQ

Subscribe to our e-Newsletter