Department of Economic Development was established in January 3, 1995 under the Emiri Decree No. (1). At that time, it was known as the "Department of Economic Development in Umm Al Quwain." On December 27, 2009, with the blessing of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, the department's name was changed to "Department of Economic Development" has been re-drafting tasks aims to meet changes in the economic sector and to develop and push the economic agenda of Umm Al Quwain.