Doing Business in Abu Dhabi
The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) is proud to announce that the Abu Dhabi Government has achieved a reduction of 71% in requirements to start a new commercial business, making it significantly easier to set up a new venture in Abu Dhabi across all types of commercial activities.
A special taskforce launched in April 2021, led by ADDED as part of its ‘Investor Journey Program’, has coordinated with more than 20 government entities and the private sector to achieve a reduction of 71% in requirements across all activities. The reduced requirements, which act as pre-requisites to starting operations for a new business, reduce time and cost needed to embark on a new venture.
– As part of ongoing efforts to enable the private sector
– Led by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, in collaboration with multiple government entities including Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry
As a result of collaborative efforts led by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), in collaboration with multiple government entities including Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, business setup fees in Abu Dhabi emirate have been reduced to AED1,000 – a reduction of more than 90 per cent. Licence renewal fees also have been reduced to AED1,000.
The new fees include six activities within the business licence, and will cover all fees from Abu Dhabi Government entities such as ADDED, the Department of Municipalities and Transport, membership fees for Abu Dhabi Chamber, CoC (Certificate of Conformity) issuance fee, and fees required by Abu Dhabi regulating entities dependent on the type of business. Several fees have been removed entirely while others have been considerably reduced.
Abu Dhabi Government Services
A unified system helping you find Abu Dhabi government services and information.
The Abu Dhabi Government is keen to provide all possible means of convenience to the Emiratis and residents; following the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to provide the best governmental services to the UAE nationals, residents and investors, and enhance the country’s development.
The portal and the TAMM – Abu Dhabi Government Service Centres enable customers to complete a group of governmental services through one point of contact, without the need to visit the different Government entities to finalize the relevant transactions, by providing smart innovative solutions that enrich the customer experience, in accordance with the best global practices.
National Sterilisation Programme Abu Dhabi-2021
In a further precautionary measure to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee is undertaking the ‘National Sterilisation Programme’ in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, starting from 19 July 2021.
Under the programme, sterilisation will take place daily between midnight and 5am. During these hours, traffic and public movement are restricted.
The public must stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary to go out, or to get essential supplies, such as food and medicine. Those who wish to step out of the house in the emirate of Abu Dhabi need to apply for a movement permit through the website of Abu Dhabi Police.
ADDED Introduces Exporter Capabilities to ATLP via “Abu Dhabi Export Gateway”
Platform to Collect Trade Data and Provide Exporters with Tools, Insights to Better Target Overseas Opportunities
The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and Maqta Gateway, the digital arm of Abu Dhabi Ports, part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy, has announced the incorporation of Abu Dhabi Export Gateway as part of the Advanced Trade and Logistics Platform (ATLP).
ADNEC launches “Tourism 365” to support the growth of Abu Dhabi as a tourism destination and enhance its regional and global positioning
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), part of ADQ, has launched “Tourism 365”. The new company will create experiential travel opportunities for tourists coming to Abu Dhabi, and enhance the emirate’s regional and global positioning in the wider tourism sector.