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    2024 Circulars
    2023 Circulars

    Circular no (01) of 2023
    Effective date 12 April 2023

    Penalties for late filing of annual accounts

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    2022 Circulars

    Circular no (01) of 2022
    Effective date 03 March 2022
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 2 of 2022

    Preventative measures for events, tourism attractions, and social events

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    Circular no (02) of 2022
    Effective date 18 March 2022
    Status : Superseded by RA Circular No.6 of 2022

    Preventative measures for events, tourism attractions and social events (updated)

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    Circular no (03) of 2022
    Effective date 14 May 2022
    Status : Superseded by RA Circular No.6 of 2022

    Preventative measures for hotels and tourism establishments (updated)

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    Circular no (04) of 2022
    Effective date 14 May 2022
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 5 of 2022

    Requirements for hotels and tourism establishments during the mourning period

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    Circular no (06) of 2022
    Effective date 28 September 2022
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No.7 of 2022

    Updated COVID-19 preventative and precautionary measures for all ADGM licensed entities on Al Maryah Island.

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    2021 Circulars

    Circular no (1) of 2021
    Effective date 04 January 2021
    Status : In force

    Economic Substance Update – Filing Deadline Extension

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    Circular no (2) of 2021
    Effective date 04 January 2021
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular no.3 of 2021

    Serving of Shisha in ADGM

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    Circular no (3) of 2021
    Effective date 17 January 2021
    Status : Superseded by RA Circular No.6 of 2022

    Serving of regular and single-use Shisha in ADGM

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    Circular no (4) of 2021
    Effective date 26 January 2021
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 12 of 2021

    Covid-19 testing of staff of selected activities and vaccinations

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    Circular no (5) of 2021
    Effective date 05 February 2021
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 11 of 2021

    Shopping mall and retail store operating requirements - capacity restriction updates

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    Circular no (6) of 2021
    Effective date 05 February 2021
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 9 of 2021

    Cinema operating requirements in ADGM

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    Circular no (7) of 2021
    Effective date 09 February 2021
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 18 of 2021

    Health and safety requirements in parks on Al Maryah Island

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    Circular no (8) of 2021
    Effective date 28 February 2021
    Status : In force

    Obligation to obtain and maintain Temporary Work Permits for non-employees

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    Circular no (9) of 2021
    Effective date 08 March 2021
    Status : Superseded by RA Circular No.6 of 2022

    Updated cinema operating requirements in ADGM

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    Circular no (10) of 2021
    Effective date 10 March 2021
    Status : Superseded by RA Circular No. 21 of 2021

    Updated restrictions on events in Al Maryah Island

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    Circular no (11) of 2021
    Effective date 08 June 2021
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 16 of 2021

    Mall Operating Requirements - Family seating update

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    Circular no (12) of 2021
    Effective date 08 June 2021
    Status : Superseded by RA Circular No.6 of 2022

    COVID 19 testing of staff of selected activities and vaccination update

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    Circular no (13) of 2021
    Effective date 13 June 2021
    Status : Replaced by Circular no.22 of 2021

    Health and Safety Requirements for Offices Updated

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    Circular no (14) of 2021
    Effective date 14 June 2021
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 21 of 2021

    Green Pass Using Alhosn App

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    Circular no (15) of 2021
    Effective date 29 June 2021
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 19 of 2021

    Procedural requirements for retail businesses when a staff member tests positive for COVID19

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    Circular no (16) of 2021
    Effective date 19 July 2021
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 20 of 2021

    Food and beverage establishment capacity reduction

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    Circular no (17) of 2021
    Effective date 19 July 2021
    Status : Superseded by RA Circular No.6 of 2022

    Entertainment centre capacity reduction

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    Circular no (18) of 2021
    Effective date 19 July 2021
    Status : Superseded by RA Circular No.6 of 2022

    Parks capacity reduction

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    Circular no (19) of 2021
    Effective date 22 July 2021
    Status : Superseded by RA Circular No.6 of 2022

    Requirements when retail staff test positive for COVID19 – quarantine period update

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    Circular no (20) of 2021
    Effective date 15 August 2021
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No.25 of 2021

    Mall operating requirements – staff entrances update

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    Circular no (21) of 2021
    Effective date 20 August 2021
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No.23 of 2021

    Updated preventative measures and operating capacities

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    Circular no (22) of 2021
    Effective date 02 September 2021
    Status : Replaced by Circular No.24 of 2021

    Health and safety requirements for offices – Abu Dhabi Government entity update

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    Circular no (23) of 2021
    Effective date 07 September 2021
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 26 of 2021

    Updated options for access to malls and other public areas

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    Circular no (24) of 2021
    Effective date 14 September 2021
    Status : Superseded by RA Circular No.6 of 2022

    Health and safety requirements for offices – capacity update

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    Circular no (25) of 2021
    Effective date 14 September 2021
    Status : Superseded by RA Circular No.6 of 2022

    Mall Operating Requirements – age restriction removal

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    Circular no (26) of 2021
    Effective date 30 November 2021
    Status : Replaced by RA Circulars No. 27 and No. 28 of 2021

    Updated events access measures

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    Circular no (27) of 2021
    Effective date 30 November 2021
    Status : Superseded by RA Circular No.6 of 2022

    Access Requirements and Operating Capacities

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    Circular no (28) of 2021
    Effective date 14 June 2021
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 29 of 2021

    Preventative Measures for Events & Exhibitions

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    Circular no (29) of 2021
    Effective date 29 December 2021
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 01 of 2022

    Preventative measures for events, exhibitions and social events

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    Circular no (30) of 2021
    Effective date 31 December 2021
    Status : NA

    Requirements for New Years’ Eve events

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    2020 Circulars

    Circular no (1) of 2020: Mourning Announcement
    Effective date 12 January 2020
    Status : N/A

    Mourning Announcement

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    Circular no (3) of 2020
    Effective date 09 March 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 16 of 2020

    Temporary restriction on face to face classes for education and training providers

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    Circular no (4) of 2020
    Effective date 11 March 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 2 of 2021

    Ban on Serving Shisha

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    Circular no (4) of 2020
    Effective date 11 March 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 2 of 2021

    Ban on Serving Shisha

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    Circular no (5) of 2020
    Effective date 12 March 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circulars No. 6 and No. 20

    Events Restriction - Hotels and Tourism Establishments

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    Circular no (6) of 2020
    Effective date 15 March 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 20 of 2020

    Temporary Restriction on Events in Al Maryah Island

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    Circular no (7) of 2020
    Effective date 14 March 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 12 of 2020

    Temporary suspension on cinema and electronic and entertainment venue activities in Al Maryah Island

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    Circular no (8) of 2020
    Effective date 17 March 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 17 of 2020

    Temporary closure of Mosques and Prayer Rooms

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    Circular no (9) of 2020
    Effective date 18 March 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 35 of 2020

    Health and Safety Obligations on ADGM Licensed Food Establishments

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    Circular no (10) of 2020
    Effective date 19 March 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 11 of 2020

    Suspension of spas, lounges and entertainment facilities

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    Circular no (11) of 2020
    Effective date 22 March 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circulars No. 33, No. 36 and No. 37 of 2020

    Temporary precautionary restrictions concerning hotels, restaurants, grocery stores and parks

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    Circular no (12) of 2020
    Effective date 25 March 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 19, No. 35 and No. 36 of 2020

    Suspension of shopping malls and other precautionary requirements

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    Circular no (13) of 2020
    Effective date 28 March 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 36 of 2020

    Temporary suspension of dining in hotel restaurants and cafes

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    Circular no (14) of 2020
    Effective date 29 March 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 27 of 2020

    Maximum proportion of staff working in office

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    Circular no (15) of 2020
    Effective date 05 April 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 39 of 2020

    Temporary suspension of valet parking

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    Circular no (16) of 2020
    Effective date 05 April 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 38 of 2020

    Health and safety requirements for education and training providers

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    Circular no (17) of 2020
    Effective date 14 April 2020
    Status : Replaced by Circular No. 32 of 2020

    Continuation of temporary closure of prayer rooms

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    Circular no (18) of 2020
    Effective date 22 April 2020
    Status : Expired

    Working hours in the ADGM during the Holy month of Ramadan

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    Circular no (19) of 2020
    Effective date 27 April 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 21 of 2020

    Mall reopening and operating requirements

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    Circular no (20) of 2020
    Effective date 27 April 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No.10 of 2021

    Continuation of restriction on any events in Al Maryah Island

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    Circular no (21) of 2020
    Effective date 06 May 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 23 of 2020

    Mall Operating Requirements Updated

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    Circular no (22) of 2020
    Effective date 14 May 2020
    Status : In force

    ADGM Economic Substance Awareness

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    Circular no (23) of 2020
    Effective date 20 May 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 24 of 2020

    Mall operating requirements updated

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    Circular no (24) of 2020
    Effective date 22 May 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 25 of 2020

    Mall operating requirements updated

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    Circular no (25) of 2020
    Effective date 30 May 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 26 of 2020

    Mall operating requirements updated - timing and refunds / exchanges

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    Circular no (26) of 2020
    Effective date 02 June 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 29 of 2020

    Mall operating requirements updated - capacity

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    Circular no (27) of 2020
    Effective date 10 June 2020
    Status : Replaced by Circular No. 31 of 2020

    Health and safety requirements for offices - updated

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    Circular no (28) of 2020
    Effective date 18 June 2020
    Status : In force

    ADGM Economic Substance Annual Notification

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    Circular no (29) of 2020
    Effective date 18 June 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 30 of 2020

    Mall operating requirements updated

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    Circular no (30) of 2020
    Effective date 29 July 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 33 of 2020

    : Mall operating requirements updated - including capacity, children and fitting rooms.

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    Circular no (31) of 2020
    Effective date 11 August 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 13 of 2021

    Health & Safety Requirements for Offices Updated

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    Circular no (32) of 2020
    Effective date 11 August 2020
    Status : Superseded by RA Circular No.6 of 2022

    Reopening of Prayer Rooms

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    Circular no (33) of 2020
    Effective date 09 September 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 41

    Mall operating requirements updated - cinemas, valet, social distancing in supermarkets

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    Circular no (34) of 2020
    Effective date 17 August 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No.6 of 2021

    Operating requirements for cinemas

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    Circular no (35) of 2020
    Effective date 09 September 2020
    Status : In force

    Licensed food establishments - health and safety requirements updated

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    Circular no (36) of 2020
    Effective date 09 September 2020
    Status : In force

    Hotels and tourism establishments - health and safety requirements updated

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    Circular no (37) of 2020
    Effective date 09 September 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No.7 2021

    Parks - health and safety precautionary measures updated

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    Circular no (39) of 2020
    Effective date 09 September 2020
    Status : Superseded by RA Circular No.6 of 2022

    Valet parking services - health and safety precautionary measures updated

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    Circular no (40) of 2020
    Effective date 24 September 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 17 of 2021

    Operating Requirements for Entertainment, Electronic Games and Children’s Play Venues Updates

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    Circular no (41) of 2020
    Effective date 24 September 2020
    Status : Replaced by RA Circular No. 5 of 2021

    Cinema and valet restrictions removed and supermarket queues updates

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    Circular no (42) of 2020
    Effective date 28 October 2020
    Status : In force

    Economic Substance update – Filing requirements and deadlines

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    Circular no (43) of 2020
    Effective date 20 December 2020

    ESR Filing Portal Go Live

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    2019 Circulars
    2018 Circulars
    2017 Circulars