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Abu Dhabi boasts first-class infrastructure and unparalleled global connectivity, making it a premier international destination. Its exceptional qualities make it an ideal location to live, work, and conduct business.

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Latest initiatives ADGM Announces Incentive Initiative for Existing Al Reem Island Businesses Transitioning to ADGM ADGM Marks Its Presence on Al Reem by Hosting its First Community Event on the Island
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Latest news ADGM Continues Efforts to Ensure a Seamless Transition for Al Reem Businesses with Second Community Event ADGM Announces Fee Revision for Commercial Licences Starting 2025
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Highlights ADGM, the Region's Leading Climate Finance Hub, Announces its Role as Principal Partner at COP28 ADGM Implements its Sustainable Finance Regulatory Framework
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    About ADGM

    About ADGM

    ADGM (Abu Dhabi Global Market), a leading, award-winning, International Financial Centre

    ADGM operates across Al Maryah Island and Al Reem Island, an area of 14.38 million sqm, making it one of the largest financial districts in the world.

    With its expanded district, ADGM attracts a diverse range of businesses, from financial institutions, asset management, fintech, corporations and professional services firms. It provides a comprehensive suite of business solutions, encompassing different legal structures, company registration and incorporation, regulatory guidance and oversight, dispute resolution, and access to a vibrant community of like-minded professionals.

    Since its inauguration in late October 2015, ADGM has earned global acclaim for its robust, progressive regulatory frameworks, its English common law legal framework, and its incorporation and business services. By fostering collaboration and understanding the specific business requirements of its diverse community, ADGM has pioneered numerous industry-first initiatives, both regionally and globally.

    Serving as a catalyst for change, ADGM continues to enhance its world-class business environment. An environment that nurtures growth and fosters innovation, creating an active community, and supports economic diversification in alignment with Abu Dhabi's vision for the future.

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    A vibrant community in the heart of Abu Dhabi

    The financial district includes prominent landmarks such as ADGM Square, The Galleria Mall, Four Seasons Hotel Al Maryah, Rosewood Abu Dhabi Hotel, the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Hospital, and the commercial, residential, and retail outlets in Al Reem Island. The world-class facilities combined with the choice of lifestyle opportunities, not only enhance the business landscape but also provide an enriching experience for individuals exploring, working, and living in the district.

    ADGM Square has been a key focal point of the IFC, representing a dynamic and vibrant space for various events, gatherings, and cultural activities. The four office towers on the ADGM Square provide state-of-the-art facilities for businesses, attracting both local and international organisations, while the ADGM Authorities Building, with its unique ‘trapezoid’ structure, represents a symbol of governance and oversight.

    Following the expansion to Al Reem Island, ADGM became one of the largest financial districts in the world. Al Reem is a vibrant island with three distinctive districts, Tamouh, Najmat and Shams, each offering residential, commercial, and recreational activities, including Al Fay and Reem Central Park. There are several excellent educational institutions in Al Reem, including Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Repton Abu Dhabi, and Nord Anglia International School.

    Four independent authorities Responsible for the registration, incorporation, and licensing of legal entities in ADGM, and supporting all governmental related services. Ensuring a fair, efficient, and transparent marketplace through its progressive and robust regulatory framework, governance, and oversight. Independent courts of the First Instance and of Appeal, overseeing the jurisdiction of ADGM, with a legal framework based on direct application of English common law. The Authority combines strategic and support functions to enhance ADGM's community and its services.

    Our Jurisdiction

    The International Financial Centre extends across Al Maryah and Al Reem Islands, covering a total area of 14.38 million sqm, making it one of the largest financial districts in the world. With direct application of English common law, ADGM is an independent jurisdiction operating in line with international best practices.

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    Our Initiatives

    ADGM places the highest importance on enacting positive change through action and has led several initiatives to support diversity, sustainable finance, national and professional development programmes.

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    The Abu Dhabi Lifestyle

    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, conduct business, invest, and work.

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    ADGM takes a leading role as an international financial centre, from providing pioneering frameworks, nurturing strategic partnerships, to innovation, and creating opportunities for its community to thrive.

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    Interested in a career at ADGM? All open positions are posted on our job portal so remember to check-in regularly. If there is no opening that matches your profile, simply create a candidate profile on the system and complete all the resume fields. We will get in touch should a suitable opportunity that matches your skills open up.

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