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Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ) Business Set Up Services

Start your business in the most investor-friendly environment in the UAE. From dreams to reality, make your business ideas a successful one at Umm Al Quwain Free Zone.

Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone, established in the year 1987, is situated in the smallest Emirate of UAE but never fails to impress as it offers all the facilities provided by the other larger free zones. It emphasises on providing necessary support to promote and help entrepreneurial initiatives succeed in their own way. Umm Al Quwain Free Zone company formation is an easy and quick process with transparency in licensing and registration formalities. 

Located at a distance of 45 minutes away from the Dubai International Airport, this free zone isn’t very far away from the venue for the stunning global event, Expo 2020 Dubai, raising the chances for more footfalls. UAQ free zone has become one of the most sought-after business locations for SMEs, startups and conglomerates, equally. Why?

  • Less tax is incurred for those looking to invest
  • Provides more value against investment made
  • Easier and transparent legal framework
  • Connectivity and easy access
  • Provides 100% company ownership

An ideal place for SMEs, freelancers and micro-businesses

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone business setup is on the top of every freelancer, micro-business or SME owner’s mind because it provides the below listed benefits:

Types of business activities and its licenses in UAQ Free Zone

The following categories of business activities are permitted for Umm Al Quwain free zone company registration:

Commercial or Trading

Involved in import, export and re-export of goods like furniture, food & beverages, garments, building materials, etc.

General trading

Involved in import or export of a wide variety of goods and certain exceptional goods like alcohol, tobacco, crude oil, etc. for which special permission must be taken.

Premium consultancy

Render special consultancy services like those related to finance, tourism, engineering, investment, shipping services, etc.


Render services like HR, IT services, accounting or management services.

Micro Business

For those with less finances looking to establish their startups.


For people offering their services via online medium like event planners, photographers and content writers.

The type of license issued to a company is based on the nature of business activity chosen from the above categories. Every company in the UAQ free zone can be involved in three commercial activities (which are not related) with one single license and can have up to 10 related activities under the same license. Whereas, for consultancy companies they are allowed to have two business activities per license.

Types of companies in UAQ Free Zone

  1. Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
  2. Free Zone Company (FZC)
  3. Branch of an existing company

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone Company Formation Cost

Umm Al Quwain free zone company setup cost comprises registration fee, charges for obtaining license, office space and other spaces.

It starts from 13,500 AED and can go up till 32,500 AED, depending on the type of business activity/activities chosen by the company. 

Grab your phone and talk to our company formation expert to know more about our all-inclusive packages.

Choosing the right business activity, getting your general trading or e-commerce license in Umm Al Quwain free zone, or to sort and finalize on the documents required for registration, allow us to assist and guide you throughout the process.

Documents required for company formation in UAQ free zone

  • Copy of manager’s passport
  • Copy of shareholders and directors passport (applicable for FZE and FZC)
  • Proof of address (of shareholder for FZC and FZE)
  • Manager’s address proof (for branch)
  • Certificate of Incorporation (for branch)
  • MOA and Articles of Association
  • Board resolution (for branch)
  • Power of Attorney (for branch)

Process of Company formation in Umm Al Quwain Free Zone

  • Select an appropriate name for the company
  • Completing payments
  • Providing relevant and necessary documents for managers, directors, secretaries, attorneys and shareholders
  • Preparing documents for registration of the company
  • Submitting duly filled company registration application

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