Free Zone at Umm Al Quwain

Umm Al Quwain has only one Free Zone, Ahmed Bin Rashid Port Free Zone. Ahmed Bin Rashid Port Free Zone, is also popularly known as Umm Al Quwain Free Zone, situated around 45 minutes travel to the north east of Dubai, such that all the significant sea ports and air ports are within a short distance over sea or land, enabling efficient access to all parts of the world.

Umm Al Quwain Free Zone is an ideal location for Micro Businesses, SME’s and Conglomerates to do business in a safe and secure free trade zone environment and it is one of the most attractive places for your effective investment in the region. Our professional services make the registration and licensing process quick and easy.

Companies setting up in Free Zones in Umm Al Quwain are eligible for various privileges and facilities as follows:

  • 100% foreign ownership is allowed
  • Full repatriation of profits and capital are permitted
  • Exemption from personal, income and corporate taxes
  • Exemption from customs duty for goods and services
  • Simplified incorporation process
  • Hassle-free and business-friendly company laws and legal framework
  • One-stop–shop service that provides business partners with a variety of government services, including licensing, visa, traffic and postal services
  • Quick access to Knowledge Workers due to fast-track immigration process

An individual or a corporate entity can set up and do business in Umm Al Quwain Free Zone being registered in any of the following legal forms:

  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE) – entity with one Shareholder
  • Free Zone Company (FZC) – entity with two to five Shareholders
  • Branch of a Foreign Company
  • Branch of a Local Company

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