Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) regulates the business sector and leads economic initiatives to achieve knowledge-based, diversified and sustainable economic growth. This role is in line with Law No. 7 of 2018.

DED Building

ADDED proposes the best policies based on the latest research and statistical data from local, regional and global indicators, to drive growth and diversity across various sectors that advance Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.

The Department 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 in this area. It advances the economic interests of Abu Dhabi by cooperating with regional and international partners, creating smart 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.



Chairman's Message


H.E. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi

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