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Benefits of business setup in the Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQFTZ)

The Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone is situated between Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman, encompassing the contemporary coastal city of Umm Al Quwain and the inland oasis of Falaj Al Mualla. Governed by H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla and H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, it ranks as the second smallest and least populated emirate in the UAE. The zone is rapidly evolving as one of the nation’s premier business centers. Renowned for its scenic landscapes and tranquil beaches, UAQFTZ is also a well-regarded leisure destination, boasting a secure and prosperous business environment across various sectors. Its modern legal framework and infrastructure serve as magnets for increased investments, contributing to its ongoing development.

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    Diverse Business and License Options
    In contrast to other UAE free zones that cater exclusively to specific business activities, UAQFTZ is an all-encompassing free zone that embraces companies from all industries. This fosters a diverse business ecosystem that entrepreneurs can leverage to their advantage. Additionally, the UAQ free zone permits dual licensing, enabling companies to engage in multiple business operations within the zone.
    Location Access
    Proximity to Dubai and Sharjah International Airports provides UAQFTZ businesses with convenient access to neighboring markets for trade and relationship building. Additionally, the free zone is just half an hour away from Dubai and features excellent road networks, ensuring easy access to a significant portion of the country and the region.
    Physical Presence is not Needed
    Setting up a company in the Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone can be accomplished remotely, as physical presence isn't necessary throughout the process. Moreover, the application process can be finalized in as little as two days, making business formation both cost-effective and time-efficient.
    Entrepreneurial Support
    UAQFTZ is recognized as an ideal location for startups and SMEs, offering economic support and minimal operational costs to give these small businesses in the UAE a competitive edge. It also imposes no restrictions on foreign hiring and boasts future-focused infrastructure that is continuously improving.

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    Types of Licenses Offered by Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone

    Commercial License
    This license enables businesses to participate in selling, distributing, importing, or exporting goods within or outside the UAE. Companies operating within Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone with commercial licenses can have three distinct product lines, or up to 10 similar product lines within specified industries.

    General trading License
    This trade license is an expanded version of the commercial license, allowing free zone companies in UAQFTZ to engage in a broader spectrum of permitted activities and trade commodities.
    Service License
    By acquiring this license, companies can provide their professional services within the UAQ free zone. These services may include logistics, courier services, consulting, and other similar offerings.
    Industrial License
    For manufacturing operations in the UAE, an industrial license is required, which typically includes the need for a physical office or warehouse.The UAQ Free Trade Zone provides cost-effective land units tailored for industrial purposes.
    Freelance Permit
    A freelance license or work permit allows individuals to work as independent professionals using their own name rather than a company or brand name. This type of license is designed for professionals in the technology, media, and film sectors, encompassing roles in talent, creative work, and certain administrative functions.

    Required Documents and Steps to Obtain Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone License

    Required Documents

    Identity Proof & NOC
    Copies of Address Proof for Shareholders
    Personal Profile of the Shareholders
    Bank Statement of Shareholders

    Steps to Get Your Business License

    Choose a license type
    Choose valid business structure
    Pick an office space
    Pay license fee
    Get your business license and start your business

    Business Entities Permitted in Umm Al Quwain Free Zone

    FZE is a legal entity that is owned by a single shareholder. It offers 100% ownership of the shareholder and business processes that are applicable within UAQFTZ.

    Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

    FZE is a legal entity that is owned by a single shareholder. It offers 100% ownership of the shareholder and business processes that are applicable within UAQFTZ.

    Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

    FZC is again a legal entity but is owned by multiple shareholders. There can be a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 shareholders. The entity aims at providing rich services within the UAQFTZ.

    Free Zone Company (FZC)

    FZC is again a legal entity but is owned by multiple shareholders. There can be a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 shareholders. The entity aims at providing rich services within the UAQFTZ.

    Free Zone Company (FZC)

    A branch company is an extension of a parent company registered out of UAQFTZ. The parent company is allowed to work within UAQFTZ under its name and legal structure. This option is ideal for established companies looking to expand their operations into the free zone while preserving their corporate identity.

    Branch Company

    A branch company is an extension of a parent company registered out of UAQFTZ. The parent company is allowed to work within UAQFTZ under its name and legal structure. This option is ideal for established companies looking to expand their operations into the free zone while preserving their corporate identity.

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    YABS Can Help You with Your UAQFZ Business Setup Process

    From business setup to licensing procedures, YABS will help you every step of the way. Managing documents and handling vast paperwork is not an easy task and requires full attention. This is where YABS can come into play by handling all the complicated tasks relating to your business setup. With YABS, you can take away your worries and focus on important tasks that will help your business grow.

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