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The Capital of the United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, the bustling high-rise capital of the UAE, is a melting pot of culture, history, heritage, nature, beaches, luxury, wildlife and shopping. The city proudly holds its centuries-old heritage close while making way for modern additions to its stunning landscape. Whether you love touring museums and heritage sites, sand dune bashing, visiting natural islands or luxury living, there’s something for everyone in Abu Dhabi.

The Middle East's Destination for Business

Awarded the ‘Middle East’s leading Meetings and Conference Destination’ accolade, Abu Dhabi is also an ideal location for business. The Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau is set up as a dedicated partner to support the development and promotion of business events to elevate the emirate as a dynamic global business events leader.

The Premier Destination for Events

While in Abu Dhabi, be sure not to miss out on the fabulous array of events happening in the city. From culture and lifestyle, business or sport, this bustling city caters to the interests of visitors throughout the year. To view the complete calendar of upcoming activities, please visit

Helping you to call Abu Dhabi home

The Abu Dhabi Residents Office is a division of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), established to support the Emirate's thriving international community. The office is dedicated to helping new residents settle into Abu Dhabi and supporting the integration and harmonisation of the international community with the local culture and society. Please visit

The Abu Dhabi Advantage

Capitalising the future, through endless opportunities

Abu Dhabi is the perfect gateway to the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, offering world-class infrastructure with connectivity across four time zones. The capital of the UAE has been regarded as one of the best places to live, do business, invest, and work.

Positioned as a global business hub with policy and regulatory reforms that enhance the ease of doing business, Abu Dhabi offers a strong and stable economy that supports long-term, sustainable growth of companies within the private sector. Businesses in the capital also access several other benefits if they are based in Abu Dhabi Global Market, an award winning international financial centre

Tax friendly environment

Businesses registered at ADGM enjoy 100% ownership, 0% corporate and income tax as well as no withholding tax and restrictions on repatriation of profits.

English Common Law

ADGM has an independent legal jurisdiction with its own civil and commercial laws, with direct application of English Common Law. ADGM Courts supports both digital and in-person hearings and has broad, robust cross-border collaboration.

Setting up made easy

ADGM caters to the needs of a broad range of business types, uses and industry sectors, and entities can setup and register to obtain an ADGM commercial licence through a fully digital process. The IFC also offers highly flexible solutions for structuring asset holding and investments through special purpose vehicle arrangements and can provide UAE Golden visas offering up to 10 years residency.

Political and economic security

Abu Dhabi was named the most liveable city in the Middle East and North Africa and voted the safest city in the world for the 5th consecutive year in 2021. The UAE is a leader in steering the Sustainable Finance agenda, hosting the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in 2023.

A world-class lifestyle destination

Abu Dhabi residents enjoy a high-quality of life rich in culture, globally-recognised healthcare and a wide range of outstanding schools including top-ranked colleges and universities such as NYU, Brighton College, Cranleigh and Sorbonne.