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Umm Al Quwain Free Zone Onshore Company, UAQ (U.A.E.)

UAQ Free Zone

Umm Al Quwain Freezone Company SetupUmm Al Quwain Free Zone was established by Emiri Decree No: 2 1987 issued on 5.11.1987. It is located on west coast of the United Arab Emirates, some thirty miles north east of Dubai in the Emirates of Umm Al Quwain. Ahmed Bin Rashid Port is a modern port built in accordance with the international navigation regulations. It has 4 Wharves 845m wide covering an area of 400,000 sq.m. The location of Free Zone is such that all the significant sea ports and air ports are within a short distance over a sea or land, therefore enabling efficient access to all parts of the world. The Free Zone complex consist of 845m of quay wall with 400m capable of handling ocean going vessels and 335000m2 of land reserved for light industrial developments. Standard services of water, electricity, communications and labour accommodation together with bonded storage are all available. It is strategically located within United Arab Emirates, which itself enjoys the status of being the commercial and re-export hub for the region apart from Africa and Asia.

Ahmed Bin Rashid Free Zone is a Free Zone of the future where the synergy of location advantages, technology and investor friendly approach ensures a safe, secure, trouble free and prosperous business environment for progressive enterprises.

Location: UAQ, (U.A.E.)
Permitted activity: Manufacturing/Trading activities can be carried out
License available: Industrial/Commercial trading & General trading license can be obtained
Shareholder: Can be individuals or corporate entity
Director: Individuals only (Minimum one. Shareholder can also be director)
Share capital: No share capital is required
Audit: Audit report is not required
Estimated time: 3-5 days for incorporation & setting up a company. Another 10 - 15 days for immigration & registration and thereafter visa may take approximately 7-10 days on normal basis
Key benefits:
  • Ownership, Taxation, Repatriation Advantage.
  • 100% foreign ownership.
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits.
  • No personal income tax.
  • No corporate tax.
  • Cheap energy.
  • Low lease prices.
  • World-class infrastructure.
  • Lowest tariffs in the region.
  • No restrictions for industry/assembly units operating in leased land.
  • Strategic location.
Renewal: License of the company has to be renewed on annual basis. Penalty would be charged by the authority if license is renewed after expiry date.

The approximate cost for setting up a company in UAQ Free Zone is between AED 20,000/- to AED 60,000/- depending upon the type of license and facility selected. Documents required are passport copies of shareholders/directors/manager, bank reference letters, project profile, corporate documents, etc depending upon structure of the proposed company.

GBS provides you consultancy and helps you with company incorporation services at UAQ Free Zone.

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