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UAQ – Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone Authority

UAQ Free Zone
Umm Al Quwain Free Zone Company Setup

Business Set Up in UAQ Free Trade Zone

The Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ) was established in 1987. It was previously known as Ahmed Bin Rashid Port and Free Zone. However, the free zone didn’t take off until a few years ago, when it launched various packages geared towards attracting foreign investment into the emirate.


Renowned for its desert landscape, Umm Al Quwain is a leisure destination within the United Arab Emirates, located 45km from Dubai. Umm Al Quwain’s stable economy and low living and labour costs make it a strategic place for you to launch your next business. With affordable packages for every budget, it’s no wonder that it has become one of the most popular destinations for SMEs and freelancers.


The free zone has some of the most competitive warehouse leasing rates and staff accommodation sites. This makes the free zone an attractive place for manufacturing and global trade.

Benefits of Setting Up a Business in UAQ FTZ

  • Affordable incorporation packages.
  • Fast license issuance.
  • No share capital requirement.
  • No financial audits are required.
  • Every license can have up to 3 commercial activities or ten related ones.
  • Excellent packages for freelancers.

Common Business Activities at UAQ FTZ

  • Accounting
  • Consultancy
  • Ecommerce
  • Events
  • Information technology
  • Logistics
  • New media services
  • Media and marketing services
  • Research and development
  • Software development
  • Web design


Prices start at AED 13,500. Please get in touch with us for additional details.

Incorporation Physical Presence Needs

Shareholders do not have to be physically present in the UAE for the incorporation process of a company.

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