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.



  • CUSTOMER CENTRICITY: Provide all customers (internal AND external) with a positive experience at all points of interaction, at all times.
  • TEAM SPIRIT: Embed collaborative ways of working and cooperation as pre-requisites for organizational success.
  • EXCELLENCE: Instill a culture of high performance through setting high & continuously improving work standards, procedures, and systems.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: Consistently deliver on goals and take responsibility towards all relevant stakeholders.
  • INNOVATION: Continuously evolve and deliver on fresh, new, and inspirational concepts across the eco-system.
  • AGILITY: Adjust & respond to emerging challenges quickly and effectively.

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