About Abu Dhabi Global Market

An International Financial Centre born out of ambition


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

Since opening for business in late October 2015, ADGM quickly gained global recognition for its robust, progressive and responsive business-friendly ecosystem. Through collaboration, and by focusing on understanding business needs, ADGM introduced many ‘firsts’ both regionally and globally.  As a catalyst of growth, ADGM delivers value to its clients and its peers and contributes to Abu Dhabi's ambitious growth plan and strategy. 

ADGM is an award-winning international financial centre in the UAE
Three authorities register, regulate and apply English common law in ADGM.
Registration Authority
An efficient, business-friendly registration process on par with the world’s leading financial centres.
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Financial Services Regulatory Authority
A regulatory environment of the highest quality which draws on best practice and is fair, efficient and responsive.
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ADGM Courts
Independent courts of the First Instance and of Appeal, overseeing the jurisdiction of ADGM.
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Active registered licences as of Q1of 2021


Workforce on Al Maryah Island

US $75bn

Total assets under management

A vibrant community in the heart of Abu Dhabi.

ADGM, an international financial centre (IFC), is a landmark destination for Abu Dhabi residents and visitors. It boasts an exceptional collection of restaurants, shopping malls, hotels and residences all set against a stunning waterfront backdrop of Abu Dhabi’s skyline.

The first phase of development of the IFC is complete and is the home to ADGM Square, the ADGM Authorities Building, four office towers, The Galleria Mall, Four Seasons Hotel Al Maryah, Rosewood Abu Dhabi Hotel and the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Hospital.

Our Jurisdiction

The International Financial Centre extends over the entire 114- hectares (1.4 Sq Km) of Al Maryah Island.

The island is strategically located in the Capital city of Abu Dhabi with exceptional connectivity to the business district, the residential Reem Island, the cultural island of Al Saadiyat, the entertainment island of Yas and Abu Dhabi’s International Airport.

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