It was not so long ago that the Big American Dream became an alluring symbol of freedom, opportunity, and success for all those who dreamt of making it big in a large, fast-growing economy where entrepreneurship and professional skills got amply rewarded. Large, sprawling offices with plush revolving armchairs, glass doors opening onto busy streets, and big bay windows opening to metropolis views became the telltale symbol of business and professional success as portrayed by the blockbuster Hollywood movies of the 70s and 80s. But those halcyon days are long gone, and the dreams have sobered since.
In the cataclysmic upheaval of economies that the world witnessed over the last many decades, the luster and sheen went off the traditional potpourri markets, with migration trends getting reversed, dreams taking on different hues, and paths leading to newer landscapes. With America becoming unachievable for many, and with success and prosperity not a given even for the luckiest, the middle eastern countries were in for their reap.
AT A VANTAGE POINT
If the gold rush was the tipping point for immigration for America, petroleum turned the tables for the Arab world. The rest, as they say, is history. The strategic location of the Arab world, perched right in the middle of the world’s movement of trade and commerce wasn’t the only reason why it went the aerial route in becoming one of the most sought-after regions in the world to live, work and do business.
It was because they wanted people to come. They wanted to attract talent. They wanted industries and cities to be built, assimilate the best of comforts and luxury the world can offer, and businesses to flourish. And indeed, that was what they achieved too, by relentlessly and meticulously chasing their dream of becoming the cultural and commercial capital of the world.
THE ROOM WITH A VIEW
Today, the old analogy of the room with a view has changed. The view that entrepreneurs and businesses seek today is not of the metropolis through the bay windows, but the immersive experience right from the center of the action, a vantage point from where the whole world can be seen and felt. That is what the United Arab Emirates offers, perched right at the center of the east, west, north, and south.
The UAE is the destination of choice for global corporations, entrepreneurs, and startups alike because of favorable tax laws, clean, peaceful, and secure living environments, access to affluent consumers, top-notch infrastructure, speedy development, a tech-savvy workforce, and access to global markets.
Welcome to Umm Al Quwain Free Zone, the perfect ecosystem for businesses for whom the room with a global view is integral to success and non-negotiable for those dreaming to make it big.
SPRINGBOARD TO SUCCESS
For those thinking of expanding their business footprint to other regions of the world, and those thinking of shifting office to a more strategic, favorable, and future-savvy location, there cannot be a better choice than UAQ Free Trade Zone. As an organization directly under the Government of Umm Al Quwain, the UAQ Free Trade Zone combines the UAE advantage with additional benefits of its own for the investors.
These include efficient due-diligence processes to help ensure investors set up their businesses fast, where even a physical presence at the Free Zone office is not required, thus helping save on time, cost, and other resources; relentless pursuit of innovation which ensures that the UAQ FTZ infrastructure is constantly upgraded to suit evolving needs of the clients and the market; strategic locational advantages with excellent connectivity to various leading sea and airports of the UAE; suitability to businesses-at-scale as well as emerging ones or startups; adherence to processes and underpinned by transparency as a guiding principle; a holistic approach that caters to all establishment and scale-up requirements of businesses, availability to quality manpower and access to key residential hubs of the country; and the cosmopolitan culture which forms the bedrock of its philosophy as a Free Zone Authority which caters to global citizens.
Johnson M George, General Manager of UAQ Free Trade Zone beams as he proudly asserts the distinct advantages that make them different. “We have built our Free Trade Zone from the center outwards, meticulously planning and providing all the things you need to establish, consolidate, scale and succeed for your company. And right at the center of it are our clients. We have the perfect ecosystem to suit all types of entrepreneurs, from those who own global corporates wanting to extend their footprint into one of the most promotive business environments, to those who are shifting from a salaried job or a fresher taking a maiden step into the entrepreneurial world. We are turning into the choicest address for startups of various hues, and our doors are always open and inviting.”
LET YOUR DREAMS GROW WINGS WITH UAQ FREE TRADE ZONE
The prospect of owning your own company gives a feeling of sheer exhilaration. And why should it not? You invest your time, money, and business skills acquired over life into your own business, and it often becomes a make-or-break moment. What people often overlook is the fact that working for a company and owning one are different ballgames altogether. More often than not, you get rude surprises in terms of cost overshoots, laborious paperwork, regulatory diligence delays, availability of skills and resources, etc.
This is where a single-window approach, transparency, dual-licensing framework, etc. become the determinants of success for a startup. UAQ FTZ understands business at various stages of their life and has frameworks suiting each one of them so that success is by design and not by luck.
Thus, for businesses who want to make it big with speed, scale, and sustainability in their favor, no other ecosystem provides a room with a better view than UAQ FTZ.
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