Umm Al Quwain

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone is one of the most cost-effective Free Zones in the UAE. Ideal for importing goods, international trading and services. Located at only 45 km from Dubai, Umm Al Quwain is an Emirate of the UAE with modern infrastructures and is open to foreign investments. It is an ideal base structure for the MENA region, greater Africa and also can be used as a vehicle to serve international transactions.

Why Umm Al Quwain Free Zone Fees & Packages

A few facts about Umm Al Quwain Free Zone

Minimum taxation and double tax agreement treaties
A wide range of licenses and activities
Cost effective Freezone
Gateway of the world
Can be incorporated remotely
  • Thank you so much Harsha and Erano, for all your support and help through the entire process. Really guys you made it so simple for us, could not have asked for more.
    Hamad Gondal
    Irozon LLC
  • I was very pleased with the Service provided by IBG . Staff were very cooperative and even though the project was a difficult one and the Company’s name a hurdle to approve, they had patience and kept cool making it a point that they had a project to complete and complete it in Style.
    Gurdip Singh
    Drumkin Singapore Pte Ltd
  • I found your company (IBG) an experienced, trustworthy and reliable consultant to whom one can recommend to others as well. Wish you all the best and see you again in Dubai next time. Convey my regards to your colleagues and all concerns who cooperated in the successful incorporation process.
    Zoomtell7 Solutions Limited
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    Mohammed AlMoneer
  • I would like to thank you and the team for your great efforts to get my visa stamped today. I must say that you guys have been demonstrating a high-standard, and professional level of service since we have started working with you. We were really lucky to get connected to IBG and to deal with you.
    Ahmed AbdelMoneim Gharib
    Intix Innovation Inspiration


Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone is a friendly and progressive place where you can grow your business with the help of new technology and modern infrastructure. The company can be incorporated from abroad in a short time with the IBG team.

Convenient Location:

When you start your business, it’s very important to choose the right location. The UAQ Free Zone location is the perfect location to set up a Small Scale or Micro business. This place is accessible by more than two billion consumers. Connectivity from the Airport to the emirate is really good.


Umm Al Quwain Free Zone is an amazing place for starting your business. It has world class technology. Buildings are equipped with the best of facilities. You can set up your business without doing much work as the place is fully designed as business place.

Human resource:

Ensuring ideal sourcing of human resources for your business is really difficult, and some country have some specific rules to be followed. But Umm Al Quwain Free Zone is a place where you can choose people from across the world which help in a great way to keep up your business growth.


If you want to start your business in other jurisdictions, you might have to share your ownership with a local partner or a local company, and you will not have the opportunity to hold 100% ownership of your company. But when you do your business at Umm Al Quwain Free Zone you can enjoy 100% company ownership with limited liability up to the value of the shares.

Tax exemption:
Umm Al Quwain Free Zone companies enjoy 0% personal and corporate taxation. There is a federal VAT that will be in force from 2018, however it will only be applicable for business done inside the UAE. As other Free Zones in the UAE, Umm Al Quwain Free Zone entities have the advantage to benefit of numerous double tax treaty agreements.


Umm Al Quwain has a stable economy and businesses are always in a stable economy. Here , the cost of living is less as compared to other places. You can easily start your business in UAQ Free Zone without much hassle.

1Can a free zone company hold its offices outside the free zone?
As per the ruling issued in 2011, entities (a free zone company or a free zone establishment) operating in free zones can open branches in Dubai. As per Law No. 13 of 2011 on business registration and licensing in the Emirate, it was announced that free zone companies are allowed to conduct business within Dubai (outside their free zone) once they have a DED license or set up a branch in mainland Dubai.
2Can a free zone company do business or trade outside the free zone?
A freezone entity can do business in the Rest of GCC and Internationally from its freezone setup. Also, law no. 13 issued in 2011, states that free zone companies can set up a branch in Dubai to trade legally, without the need of a local sponsor. They will, however, need to have a local service agent. According to the law, the local service agent can be a UAE national or a UAE company which will sponsor employees for the Dubai branch of a free zone company at the Ministry of Labour. The local service agent will have no rights of voting or decision-making in the company.
3Can I obtain financing in Dubai?
Various private sources like banks and investment groups provide financing options, given the entity is more than 2 years old and the business owner is a resident of UAE. Neither the Government of Dubai/UAE nor the Free Zone authority will provide any financing.
4Can I transfer or receive money from outside UAE/Dubai?
As per UAE Laws, you are allowed to receive or transfer capital and profits outside the country.
5How many free zones are there in Dubai?
There are more than 40 Free Zones operating in UAE, with over 20 freezones in Dubai alone. IBG Consulting can make things simple for you by helping you choose the right freezone for your business.

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