Umm al-Quwain is located along the coast of Arabian Gulf North of Ajman, stretching over a distance of 24 kilometers long between Sharjah to the west, and Ras Al Khaimah to the east. The city is vibrant and has the Ruler’s office, government offices, banks, multi-national companies, commercial markets, seaport, and research centres on pisciculture, which aid in the development of fisheries.
The economy of Umm Al Quwain depends primarily on on fishing, pearl diving, agriculture and breeding of livestock. Fishing is the key contributor to the economy the emirate as the emirate is a major exporter of seafood throughout the Middle East and Europe. Its economy has been diversified by the construction of the Ahmed Bin Rashid Port & Free Trade Zone. It opens a whole new world of economic opportunities in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain promoting industrialization in the emirate. This free zone was established in 1998 and is located on the West Coast of the United Arab Emirates. It was developed to promote the dynamic growth of the region and serve as a global trade center for local and foreign investors. Since its inception, passing through extensive developments, Ahmed Bin Rashid Free Zone has risen as a flawless opportunity for the establishment of startups and expansion of the already established businesses in the UAE.