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  • 0% corporate and personal tax
  • 100% company ownership
  • low-cost business setup options
  • No currency restrictions
  • No hidden costs
  • Hi-tech infrastructures such as offices, warehouses, and land availability

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UAQFTZ- the Answer to all your business needs

UAE is the hub for global business growth and endless business opportunities. For entrepreneurs wishing to start a business in the UAE, the UAQ FTZ is an excellent choice.

From a customer-friendly approach to dynamic, smooth procedures that focus on your individual requirements, our business setup services provide tailored packages to your business. Whether you have a great business idea or you are an entrepreneur looking to grow your business, we can help you begin your journey of launching a business in the UAE from anywhere around the world.

Umm Al Quwain

What makes us UNIQUE?

The UAQ FTZ is enhancing the choices open to expat investors. The diverse range of company activities, tax benefits, low-cost startup options, modern infrastructure, and access to international trade routes are all favourable aspects. 

We have been assisting international and local entrepreneurs in registering, expanding, and maintaining businesses in the UAE for over 35 years.

About Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone

Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ) 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 just 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, Umm Al Quwain is a friendly, progressive and prosperous emirate within the United Arab Emirates.

Types of License

Getting a business license is the most important thing to do if you want to start your business in the UAE. This establishes the nature of your corporation and your company’s legitimacy. Categorise your business according to the list provided by UAQ Free Trade Zone and you are ready to apply for your business license.

Commercial License
Commercial License

A business engaging in the purchase and sales of goods in the UAE or outside the UAE are granted commercial licenses. Commercial licenses authorise the import, export, storing and distribution of items specified on the license.

Commercial License
General Trading License
General Trading License

General Trading License comes under the broader category of commercial license. This enables the licensee to trade in a wider range of activities and gives the freedom and flexibility to trade in any commodity which is permitted within the UAE.

General Trading License
Service License
Service License

The UAE offers great opportunities for service providers and the services sector is one of the key drivers in the economic growth of the UAE. In UAQ Free TRade Zone, Service Licenses help service companies to incorporate companies, market and distribute their services.

Service License
Freelance Permit
Freelance Permit

A freelance license or work permit allows an individual to operate as a freelance professional, and conduct business in one’s birth name as opposed to a brand name or company. It is designed for individuals who operate in technology, media and film sectors, and is issued to talent roles, creative roles and selected administrative roles.

Freelance Permit
Industrial License
Industrial License

A company incorporated in the UAE will need a business license if it is involved in the process of manufacturing and production, where natural material is transformed to finished goods. A physical office or warehouse is mandatory for Industrial Licenses and the UAQ Free Trade Zone offers leasable land units with the lowest operating costs in this region for industries.

Industrial License

Value-Added Opportunities for your Business Setup

We also provide a variety of additional services such as office spaces, low-cost warehouses, and land for development, all of which will help customers expand their business opportunities.

Industrial Land

We offer plots of land in different sizes, for short and long-term lease, for companies to construct their own facilities – commercial and industrial.

The size of the land plots range from 2500 Sq. m upwards.

UAQ Port Freezone
UAQ Port Freezone

Office Space

Shape your future with our well-planned, impeccably designed executive offices and co-working spaces.

We provide cost-effective, accessible, and top-of-the-line commercial office spaces to meet your business needs.


Our prominence as a logistics hub in the region, makes it vital for us to offer our stakeholders pre-built warehouses on rental basis of various sizes for storage and light manufacturing activities.

Our warehouse facilities are equipped with industry-recommended alarm systems and 24-hour CCTV cameras, making it the ideal storage space for all of your business needs.


UAQ Port Freezone

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