Abu.Dhabi is the commercial capital of the Middle East.


With its world-class infrastructure, enabling regulatory environment, diverse talent pool and unrivalled connectivity to the wider business world, the emirate continues to grow as a commercial hub — one that’s ideally suited to all manner of investment. 


Today, the emirate is recognised as a world-class international destination to conduct business. It currently sits in 12th place globally on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business list, the annual index ranking the UAE capital as the most convenient and accessible location in the Middle East to invest.


As ambitious as ever, local leadership and authorities have been set on making Abu.Dhabi even more attractive to investors, reducing the cost of licensing fees and requirements to set up a commercial business in the emirate.


The Abu.Dhabi Government has recently announced a list of 1,105 commercial and industrial activities that are available for full foreign ownership through one of the emirate’s five free zones and the Abu.Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED). You can access the full list here.


All of this means that there has never been a more perfect time to invest in the emirate. To help you do that, we have put together a short guide to setting up your business in Abu.Dhabi.

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