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.

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.






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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