Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development works, according to the powers, roles and responsibilities in Law No 7 of 2018 Concerning the Reorganization of the Department of Economic Development, on achieving sustainable economic development in Abu Dhabi by adopting knowledge-based economy principles and regulating the business sector and the economic affairs. 

DED Building

It proposes the relevant policies and statutes, depending on studies and research based on the latest statistical data and local, regional and global indicators for all main strategic sectors as determined by Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.

In addition, the Department prepares strategic programs and plans and development projects at the economic development level by adopting the best economic and administrative practices, employing the best human resources and using global technology and expertise in this area. It ensures the economic interests of Abu Dhabi by cooperating with specialized regional and international agencies and organizations, creating an economic environment based upon accurate and transparent information and using technology, so that the companies and establishments can benefit from the information technology. And grasp the available investment opportunities in Abu Dhabi. It also provides a suitable investment atmosphere by contributing to the preparation of marketing and promotional plans and spreading economic and investment awareness.


Chairman's Message

Chairman's message

H.E. Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri

Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

The economy of Abu Dhabi has occupied an outstanding position and attained a high level of competitiveness in many sectors thanks to the excellent performance delivered by the non-oil sectors – especially those on which Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 has focused and set their contribution to the GDP to become 64% by 2030 – which have already contributed to more than 50% of the Emirate GDP.

Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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

Our Values

Leadership: Perform a pivotal role in enhancing and activating 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