Established according to Law No. (7) of 2018, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) regulates the business sector in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and leads economic initiatives to achieve a knowledge-based, diversified, and sustainable economy. 

ADDED proposes policies and best practices based on the latest research and statistics from local, regional, and global indicators to drive growth and diversity across various sectors in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.
ADDED also prepares strategic programs by adopting the best economic and administrative practices, employing the best human resources, and using the latest global technology and expertise. It advances the economic interests of Abu Dhabi by cooperating with regional and international partners, creating innovative synergies built on transparency, innovation, and knowledge exchange. All this benefits the business ecosystem and makes Abu Dhabi’s investment globally attractive. A competitive investment climate is further enhanced by promoting the emirate’s business-friendly strengths worldwide.






Leading Abu Dhabi’s economic agenda to create a balanced, diversified, sustainable knowledge-based economy.



An organisation focusing on stakeholders and efficiently enabling sustainable economic development in Abu Dhabi to promote competitiveness and ensure prosperity for Abu Dhabi’s population.



  • Leadership: Perform a pivotal role in enhancing and enabling the economy.
  • Interaction: Look for positive and constructive interaction with partners.
  • Innovation: Aspire to develop the culture of innovation.
  • Responsibility: Shoulder the responsibility towards the government, partners, and society.
  • Team spirit: Work with the spirit of one team.

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