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 and unique flora and fauna, it is also a popular leisure destination within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is located just 45km from Dubai. Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone is a fast-growing logistics and business hub in the UAE with a strategic location and investor-friendly rules and regulations.
The Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone began in 1986 as Ahmed Bin Rashid Port and Free Zone. It was established to complement the activities of the Ahmed Bin Rashid Port which has a long, rich history. From 2018, the Ahmed Bin Rashid Port has been operated by Hutchison Ports, one of the world’s leading port operators and is now known as the Hutchisons Ports UAQ.
The Free Zone is located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, connecting UAQ with the emirates of Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Close to two international airports, the Free Zone is just 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport by road. This makes free zone company setup in Umm Al Quwain particularly advantageous for logistics, warehousing and transportation.
Umm Al Quwain’s stable economy, open investment climate and low costs of living and labour make it a strategic business base with the MENA region, Subcontinent, Far East and European markets all within easy reach.