Welcome to Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone

Fastest Growing Business Hub in the UAE.

We are a transformative government Business Licencing Authority in UAE that empowers entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, freelancers and dreamers to pursue their growth goals. Strategically located in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain, we are home to businesses of all sizes – micro, small, mid-sized enterprises and corporates – spread across 150+ nationalities.

We prioritise our investors in all our actions and this is what makes us a highly sought-after business destination in the MENA Region, as we have built an environment that meets the needs of diverse businesses.

Whether you’re looking at setting up your business, expanding to newer markets or just scaling up your facilities, we are here to help you find easier ways to do business.

The benefits

Why Us?

Located just 30 min from Dubai, we are fast becoming the destination of choice for global corporations, entrepreneurs and startups alike because of our SME-friendliness, favourable tax laws, low cost of living and labour, access to affluent consumers, top-notch infrastructure, speedy development, tech-savvy workforce and access to global markets.

As a government organization directly operated by the UAE emirate of Umm Al Quwain, the UAQ Free Trade Zone offers great business stability and 1500+ business options.


Your Business in 3 Steps

Umm Al Quwain’s stable economy, open investment climate and low costs of living and labour make it a strategic business base with the MENA region.

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Our Services


Getting a business license is the most important thing to do if you want to start your business in the UAE. This establishes the nature of your corporation and your company’s legitimacy.

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Commercial License

A commercial license enables businesses to engage in the buying and selling of goods within or outside the UAE.

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Industrial License

An industrial license in the UAE allows companies to engage in manufacturing, processing, production activities within the industrial sector.

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Service License

A consultancy license in the UAE is for entities offering expert or professional advisory services in various fields.


We also provide a variety of additional services such as office spaces, low-cost warehouses, and land for development, all of which will help customers expand their business opportunities.

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Finest Office

Shape your future with our well-planned, impeccably designed-executive offices. 

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Leasable Land Plots

UAQFTZ industrial land provides a solid foundation for manufacturing, exports, and re-exports, ensuring sustainability and global market access.

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Offers a range of ready-to-move warehouses for rent for storage and light manufacturing activities.  Available in a variety of sizes and are fitted with office space. 

Support Service

As a one-stop shop solution for all business needs, we provide a comprehensive range of competitive business services for startups, medium enterprises, and large business concerns.

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Whether you are hiring within the UAE or want to hire a foreign workforce applying for a UAQ Free Zone visa is rather simple.

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In today's adverse economic conditions, we help SMEs in obtaining financial support and access to simple and convenient banking solutions

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Post Licensing

Our team handles the affairs of business license renewal, business license or share amendment very professionally.

UAQ Port

Seaports have served as commercial hubs for years (if not millennia), and they remain vital to the current global economy, as marine connectivity is required to keep the supply chain running smoothly.

Business Support

We at Amaal are here to support business growth of UAQFTZ clients by providing a wide range of value added services through one channel.


Continuing Development

Umm Al Quwain’s stable economy, open investment climate and low costs of living and labour make it a strategic business base with the MENA region, Subcontinent, Far East and European markets all within easy reach.

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