Uaq Free Zone

Business Setup in Umm Al Quwain

Umm Al Quwain, a thriving economy, acts as a hub for trading and industrial companies. The emirate’s growing popularity as a feasible investment destination has been attracting businesses from all over, be it on mainland or free zone.

Umm Al Quwain is one of the most cost-efficient free zones in UAE that offers widest range of activities. It is ideal for SMEs and micro-businesses.

Benefits of setting up a company in UAQ Free Zone

  • Strategic Location
  • Affordable Licenses
  • Diverse license options
  • 100 % direct tax free
  • Complete ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits.
  • Cost-effective leasing options

Types of License

Commercial License

Authorizes import, export, distribution and storage of products and can have 10 similar or 3 different product lines

General Trading License

Permits trading across a wide range of sectors, excluding some such as tobacco, alcohol, pharmaceuticals and crude oil

Consultancy License

For entities that offer expert or professional advice

Premium consultancy

Permits consultancy across different sectors that include Real Estate, Tourism, Oil and Gas engineering, Legal, Financial, Investment, Shipping and Logistics and Aviation.

Micro Business Licence

For organizations that do not need a physical office or a visa and is on low budget.

Freelance permit

The license is meant for people who work in technology, media and film sectors, and is issued to talent, creative and selected administrative roles.

Service license

Allows activities such as logistics, courier services, travel agency and car rental.

Major Premium consultancy activities

  • Aviation Consultancy
  • Financial Consultancy
  • Mortgage Consultant
  • Logistics Consultancy
  • Customs Consultant
  • Oil & Natural Gas Exploration Consultancies
  • Chemical & Oil Engineering Consultancy

Major Premium commercial activities

  • Ship Chandlers and charter
  • Shipping Lines Agents
  • Barges & Tugs Charter
  • Sea Freight & Passengers Charters
  • Aircraft & Requisites Chartering
  • Private Airplane Charter

License Fee at Umm Al Quwain

LicensesAnnual Fees (AED)
Trading License (3 Visa)27,500
Consultancy License (2 Visa)21,000
Premium Consultancy License (3 Visa)32,500
Freelance License (1 Visa)18,000
Service License (2 visa)21, 000


Jumeira Consultants will take you through the process of building your in firm in UAQ mainland or free zone. We understand your requirements and customize our services as per your needs.

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