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About Abu Dhabi Global Market

Abu Dhabi Global Market is an award-winning international financial centre strategically located in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Established by UAE Federal Decree, ADGM’s jurisdiction extends across the entire 114 hectares of Al Maryah Island.

ADGM's four independent authorities - the Registration Authority (RA), the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), ADGM Courts and ADGM Authority - together ensure that its business-friendly environment operates in line with international best practices, recognised by major financial centres worldwide.

Why set-up with ADGM?

Grow and scale in Abu Dhabi’s award-winning international
financial centre, providing an international and supportive business environment.

Low-cost business operations and a favourable cost of living make Abu Dhabi a compelling choice over other global business hub choices

Businesses reach improved profitability, stronger growth and ongoing success by employing a widely available and skilled Abu Dhabi-based workforce

Abundant oil and natural gas reserves plus an increasingly successful strategy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels has pushed the non-oil GDP to 70% in 2020

Forward-thinking economic policies support businesses of all sizes and stages of growth by including financial incentives for innovation or research and development focused businesses

Well-established relationships in the financial community

А dynamic and sophisticated financial services sector

Politically stable and secure

A significant global investment portfolio

Set-up your business today!

Grow and scale in Abu Dhabi’s award-winning international financial centre

ADGM Authorities

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ADGM COURTS

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ADGM AUTHORITY

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SUCCESS STORIES

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure,
you will fail above everyone else's success”

Pure harvest
Meet Pure Harvest, sustainable food and smart farm startup

Pure Harvest, spring boarded to success shortly after registering with ADGM in late-2017, where it embarked on pre-development activities for its initial pilot high-tech, climate-controlled food production facility in Nahel, Abu Dhabi.

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Meet Clara: Legaltech startup reshaping the business and practice of law

Clara is the first Tech Startup licensee to complete the ADGM two-year programme and convert into a fully operational licence within the Abu Dhabi technology ecosystem.

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Abu Dhabi fintech startups futureproof the ecosystem

Abu Dhabi Global Market has recently graduated a number of industry-breaking fintech startups from its highly reputed RegLab, a unique fintech sandbox that is designed to allow entrepreneurs to innovate, experiment, and bring financial solutions to market.

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News

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ADGM FSRA
27/09/2022
ADGM FSRA Issues Enhancements to its Capital Markets Framework including Environmental Instruments, Spot Commodities and Virtual Assets
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ADGM FSRA
27/09/2022
ADGM FSRA implements eKYC enhancements and miscellaneous amendments
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26/09/2022
Abu Dhabi’s investment proposition reinforced at IPEM 2022, Cannes by delegates from the UAE’s capital emirate
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ADGM FSRA
26/09/2022
ADGM FSRA consults on OTC Leveraged Products
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21/09/2022
Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA) signs Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Declaration
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19/09/2022
Teneo expands MENA footprint with additional new office in Abu Dhabi’s ADGM
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ADGM FSRA
13/09/2022
ADGM Strengthens Registration Authority’s Existing Legislative Insolvency Practitioner Framework
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ADGM FSRA
12/09/2022
ADGM’s Financial Regulator Publishes Guiding Principles on its Approach to Virtual Asset Regulation and Supervision
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