Business & Finance Update

Culture and Tourism Department – Abu Dhabi reduces annual tourism licensing fees, and sets its roof at 1,000 dirhams. The new fixed drawing structure applies to current and new businesses. This initiative is part of the forestry efforts to accelerate the growth of the tourism sector #in_Abu Dhabi.
‎‏@dctabudhabi has reduced the annual tourism business licence fee, capping it at AED1,000. The new fixed-fee structure applies to existing and new businesses and is the latest initiative to accelerate the growth of the tourism industry #inAbuDhabi.

Economic Development Department – Abu Dhabi reminds commercial companies of the need to refrain from commercial marketing via direct telephone within the Emirate. Enforcement sanctions are imposed on violators by the rule of law to protect consumer rights and privacy.
‎‏@AbuDhabiDED has reminded businesses not to conduct telemarketing in the emirate. Violators will be penalised, ensuring the protection of customers’ rights and privacy.

The Governmental Documents Department, in coordination with the Emergency and Crisis Management Committee in Abu Dhabi Emirate, approves the condition for vaccination and dose supported for the entry of all government employees to work, as of Monday, January 10, 2022.
The decision is enforced on all governmental authorities in the Emirate, and the procedure is exempted from those who have a certified medical excuse as decided by the specialized health authorities, and this update aims to strengthen preventive and precautionary measures in government parties and institutions, and to maintain public health.

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority is working with Telecommunications and Trend Micro to promote cybersecurity capabilities of government authorities in #Abu Dhabi through the Cyber Eye initiative, which uses technology is the first of its kind to detect cyber threats in case of them, and to perform Effective proactive counterparts.


Doing Business in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi announces 71% reduction in requirements to start a new commercial business

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.

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Abu Dhabi reduces business setup and licence renewal fees to AED1,000

– 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.

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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.

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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.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis, and Disasters Committee has approved allowing only those vaccinated to enter some public places, after vaccinating 93 percent of target groups in the emirate and to preserve public health.

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.

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Effective today, 15 June 2021
Approves Usage of Al Hosn green pass for SAFE ENTRY to the malls, hotels, gyms, public parks & beaches, entertainment centers, restaurants, and cafes.
Make sure to have your regular PCR to make your al hosn always updated.
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