Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone

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    Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ) is in Umm Al Quwain, a friendly, advanced and successful emirate with modern infrastructure. Well-known for its desert landscape and unique natural environment, it is also a popular leisure destination within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is located just 45km from Dubai.

    Umm Al Quwain’s stable economy, open investment climate and low costs of living and labor make it a strategic business base with the MENA region, Subcontinent, Far East and European markets all within easy reach.

    UAQ FTZ is situated close to the UAE’s primary seaports and within one hour’s drive of Dubai International Airport and Sharjah International Airport, ensuring easy access to the rest of the world. Thanks to UAQ FTZ’s investor-friendly environment, establishing a commercial base in the UAE has never been simpler. Forward-thinking SMEs and micro-businesses will benefit from advantageous set-up costs, 100% company ownership and zero currency restrictions.


    • Flexibility and ease of doing business
    • Customer-friendly approach
    • Investor-friendly climate
    • Excellent growth opportunities
    • Cost-effective leasing options for office space and warehousing
    • cheap licenses for various activities

    Advantages of using UAQFTZ:

    • 0% corporate and personal tax
    • 100% company ownership
    • Full range of business activities permitted
    • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
    • No currency restrictions
    • 100% import and export tax exemption within the Free Zone
    • Simple and fast registration process
    • Hi-tech facilities including
    • Strategic location
    • Ideal location for SMEs and micro-businesses
    • Close to international airports and major sea ports
    • Special concessions at UAQ’s sea port
    • No restrictions on hiring foreign employees
    • Modern and investor-friendly rules and regulations

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