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Umm Al Quwain free trade zone

About Umm al Quwain Free Trade Zone

Established in 1998 Umm Al Quwain free trade zone provides an ideal environment for company formation to small businesses, SMEs and clognomerates. The free zone is located in close proximity to all of UAE’s primary seaports and only an hour’s drive to Dubai’s international airport. Umm al Quwain free trade zone has consistently developed its infrastructure to make it in line with modern standards. This feature combined with its favourable policies make the free zone an attractive option for local and international investors. 

Advantages of Umm al Quwain free trade zone

  •  Strategic location with access to sea and airports 
  • Ideal environment for small businesses and SMEs 
  •  State of the art infrastructure facilities 
  • 100% foriegn ownership and repatriation of profits 
  • No corporate or personal tax 
  • Quick and simple set up process 
Advantages of Umm al Quwain Free Trade Zone

Steps to set up an Umm al Quwain Free trade zone company

Choose the type of business 

The first step when setting up a company in Umm al Quwain is to decide on the license type and business activity you wish to engage in. The type of licenses available include;

  1. A commercial license 
  2. A service license
  3. A industrial license
  4. A consultancy license
  5. Freelance permit   

Submit the application 

The second step is to submit an online application for company set up. The application form lets free zone authority know the specifics of your business. The type of legal entity your company will take must also be determined. In Umm al Quwain free trade zone you will find the option of setting up three types of companies  


  1. A free zone limited liability company with a minimum of two and maximum 50 shareholders 
  2. A free zone establishment company that is owned by a single shareholder
  3. A branch of a foreign or local company

At this stage investors are also required to submit a few documents such as a business plan and NOC if required. 

Get your license  

After submitting the required documents, the license fees must be paid. The license certificate normally takes a few days to be processed. Companies must also choose the appropriate office space for their company. Umm al Quwain has a number of off

Documents required for Umm al Quwain free trade zone company set up

  • Passport copies of company owners  
  • Copy of incorporation 
  • Proof of address of the owners 
  • Passport size photographs 
  • Application form 
  • Business plan
Documents Required for Business Set up in Dubai

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Business set up in DMCC Dubai, especially for first time business owners can be a difficult and time consuming process. Our team is well equipped at managing the entire incorporation procedure. We can provide valuable assistance that will save you time and effort in the company formation process allowing you to focus on making your business a success.

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