Why Choose Umm Al Quwain (UAQ) Free Trade Zone

The UAE is fast becoming the destination of choice for global corporations, entrepreneurs and startups alike because of favourable tax laws, clean, peaceful and secure living environments, access to affluent consumers, top-notch infrastructure, speedy development, tech-savvy workforce and access to global markets. As an organization directly under the Government of Umm Al Quwain, the UAQ Free Trade Zone combines the UAE advantage with additional benefits of its own for the investors.

Excellent Startup Accelerator

The Emirate’s proactive economic support for startups, the Free Zone’s geographic accessibility, minimal operational expenses and low living costs offer startups high-performance potential as it accelerates their growth in the critical, initial years. This makes it an ideal location for SMEs and micro-businesses.

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The Benefits

Extensive Economic Benefits

The Free Zone offers many financial advantages that include:

  • 0% corporate and personal tax
  • 100% capital and profit repatriation
  • 100% company ownership
  • No currency restrictions
  • 100% import and export tax exemption within the Free Zone and outside GCC countries.
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Invaluable Investor

Invaluable Investor Support

  • Progressive and investor-friendly rules and regulations
  • Simple and fast registration process with excellent customer support
  • No restrictions on hiring foreign employees
  • Special concessions at UAQ’s sea port
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Quick, Easy & Remote Setup

At UAQ Free Trade Zone, efficient due-diligence ensures that investors set up their businesses fast. Quick documentation enables speedy completion of registration at the free zone and you could be a business owner in just two days. No physical presence is required at the Free Zone office for company formation, thus helping you save on time, cost and other resources.

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Future-focused Infrastructure

A constant drive for innovation ensures that the Free Zone Authority is always upgrading its infrastructure to suit future needs of the market. The Free Zone is currently under the second phase of development and more projects that align with the government’s ambitious initiatives are underway.

The free Zone has fully serviced industrial land, warehouses, offices and flexible/virtual office leasing options with top-notch facilities that suit any size and type.

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Strategic location, Access to Global Markets

The Free Zone’s convenient location offers access to over two billion population and a strong base from which you can build international ventures.

Strategically located near UAE’s primary seaports, Dubai International Airport and Sharjah International Airport, the UAQ free zone allows you to trade with the global businesses conveniently. The Free Zone is just 30 minutes from Dubai, the business capital of UAE.

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Great for Logistics

Great for Logistics

Superb road infrastructure is a key highlight of Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone. Located beside the state highway E 311(Mohammed Bin Zayed Road) , UAE’s longest road, UAQ free trade zone is a great location with significant logistic advantage in connecting to the other Emirates and to the GCC Countries.

An important seaport, Umm Al Quwain’s Hutchison Ports provides a four-berth facility with an 845-metre-long quay, making the UAQ Free Trade Zone a great location for import and export. This is a key entry-exit point for container, general, Ro-Ro and bulk cargo in the northern part of United Arab Emirates. Businesses at UAQ Free Trade Zone get special concessions at UAQ’s sea port.

Versatile Business Ecosystem

Versatile Business Ecosystem

The Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ) is suited to both emerging and established businesses as it has progressive policies and fast-developing infrastructure that feeds a diverse business ecosystem.

UAQ FTZ allows all kinds of legal business activities to help you run any business of your choice. From freelancing to consulting, e-commerce, general trading, manufacturing, assembling or repacking you can establish any kind of business here.

Versatile Business Ecosystem
Dual licensing

Dual licensing

Investors can also leverage the dual licensing provision at UAQ FTZ, which allows you the flexibility to conveniently conduct multiple business operations in the Free zone. For this, you need to first get a company setup for your chosen primary business activity and then add a new license to your existing company. This offers investors scope for diversification, improves time efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Transparency

Transparency

The Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone has a strict but transparent regulatory framework that protects the investors’ interest whilst also providing a level of economic stability.

Transparency
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A one-stop-shop for business in UAE

UAQ FTZ makes life easier for investors by acting as a single point for a gamut of services like immigration, licenses and approvals, customs, facilities, visas and employment, thereby easing all the legalities required for you to operate your business from the Zone

Strong Expat Community

Strong Expat Community

A cosmopolitan culture and world-class facilities make UAE home to many expats. For the same reason, businesses can choose from a variety of talent pools available in the country.

Strong Expat Community

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