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Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone

Situated between Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman, the Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone encompasses the modern coastal city of Umm Al Quwain and the inland oasis of Falaj Al Mualla. Operating under the rule of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, with H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, it ranks as the UAE’s second smallest and least populated emirate, steadily evolving into a premier business hub.

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Advantages of Setting Up Your Business in the Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone

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A Wide Range of Business and License Options

UAQFTZ is a general free zone, accommodating businesses across all industries, fostering a diverse ecosystem advantageous to entrepreneurs. Additionally, dual licensing permits multiple business operations.

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Accessible Location

The strategic location of UAQFTZ, near Dubai and Sharjah Airports, facilitates convenient trading and networking with nearby markets. Access to the region is further enhanced by well-connected road networks.

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No Physical Presence Needed

Setting up a company in UAQFTZ can be done remotely, requiring no physical presence. The application process can be completed in as fast as two days, making business formation cost-effective and time-efficient.

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Strong Entrepreneurial Support

UAQFTZ is renowned as an ideal hub for startups and SMEs, offering economic support and minimal operational costs to jumpstart small businesses in the UAE. It also allows unrestricted foreign hiring and boasts future-focused infrastructure continuously improving.

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Transform your transactions into convenient and budget-friendly monthly installments through our chosen array of banking partners. Simply make a minimum credit card expenditure of AED 1,000 from any of our participating banks and repay in manageable installments spanning 12 months.


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Types of Licenses Offered by Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone

Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone offers five (5) license types, depending on the needs of your business in the UAE:

Commercial License

The license enables businesses to trade goods within or outside the UAE. UAQFTZ firms can have three diverse or ten similar products.

General Trading License

This license allows UAQFTZ companies to trade in a broader range of permitted activities and commodities.

Service License

This license enables companies to offer professional services like logistics, courier, consulting, and others in UAQ free zone.

Industrial License

A manufacturing company in the UAE requires an Industrial License, along with a physical office or warehouse. UAQ Free Trade Zone provides cost-effective land units for industries.

Freelance Permit

A freelance license or work permit allows individuals to work as freelancers under their own names, ideal for technology, media, and film sectors.

Requirements for Obtaining the Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone License

For Freezone Establishment (FZE)

Free Zone Company (FZC)

Company Branch

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