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.

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.




Global Leadership in Competitiveness and Economic Diversification.



A Distinguished Organisation Competent in Creating an Incubating Environment for Economic Growth by Empowering the Private Sector, Encouraging Innovation and Strengthening Competitiveness in Abu Dhabi.



·       Customer Centricity: Provide all customers with a positive experience at all points of interaction all the time

·       Innovation: Develop a culture of innovation which rewards creativity and positive disruption

·       Team Spirit: Embed Collaboration and Cooperation as pre-requisites for organisational success

·       Agility: Adjust and respond to emerging challenges quickly and effectively

·       Excellence: Always perform all services at the highest level for the benefit of all stakeholders 

·       Accountability: Consistently deliver on goals and take responsibility for all relevant stakeholders

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