I had a trade license and visa from UAQ free trade zone and recently cancelled my visa and license after getting approval from RAKEZ for free lancer visa. UAQ FTZ was good but my application is still stuck in RAKEZ for the past 20 days despite pre-approval from immigration. I am not sure what is wrong but for the backup planning, I need to have residence visa. I plan to stay in UAE till March next year but need residence status to continue renting a house and for kids schooling. I think a better option would be to find a business partner who has a company in a free zone such as Fujairah creative city with a spare freelancer visa. Any inputs?