HH Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla

Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain

HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Saud Bin Rashid Al Mu'alla

Crown Prince of
Umm Al Quwain

Board of Directors – Port, Customs & Free Zone Establishment

Sheikh Khalid bin Rashid Al Mu'alla


Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Mualla


Sultan Saeed Sultan
Al Ali

Executive Director

uaq free trade zone authority

Johnson M George

General Manager

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 45 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 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 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 in Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone.

Johnson M. George

General Manager – Free Zone