Umm Al Quwain Free Zone (UAQ)

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone is located 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, Umm Al Quwain FTZ is an investor-friendly, progressive free-zone established mainly to favor SMEs and micro-businesses, which will benefit from advantageous set-up costs, 100% company ownership and zero currency restrictions. UAQ offers flexibility and ease of doing business, investor-friendly climate, excellent growth opportunities and cost-effective leasing options for office space and warehousing.

Core Sectors: Focus on trading and services.

UAQ Advantages

  • 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 with excellent customer support
  • Hi-tech facilities including office, warehouse and land availability
  • Ideal location for SMEs and micro-businesses
  • Close to two 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

Types of Licenses

  • Commercial
  • General Trading
  • Freelance permit
  • Service
  • Industrial


  • Offices
  • Virtual desks and shared desks
  • Warehouse units
  • Plots of land available for lease


Unparalleled Access To World-Class Business Services

  • Umm Al Quwain Free Zone (UAQ)
  • Umm Al Quwain Free Zone
  • 0% corporate and personal tax
    100% company ownership
  • Not required
  • 1 week
  • Tax and duty exemption
  • Not required however, recommended as best practice to maintain proper books of accounts