Number one
for ease of doing business

in the Middle East and 12th globally

Access to global markets
Easy access

to regional and global markets

free registration
100% foreign ownership

for new businesses

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

An award winning International Financial Centre located on Al Maryah Island in the heart of Abu Dhabi, ADGM is an independent jurisdiction that enables registered financial and non-financial entities to thrive within an international regulatory framework based on English Common Law, providing legal certainty to investors and companies with its independent ADGM Courts.

Main sectors:
Banking, Wealth and Asset Management, Capital Markets, FinTech

Non-Financial: Professional Services, Corporates, Family Business, Startups and Retail

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Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD)

Located in the Al Taweela area between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, KIZAD offers world-class transportation infrastructure, including sea, air, road and rail networks, and easy access to local, regional and international markets.

The free zone is linked to Khalifa Port - one of the world’s most advanced deep-sea ports and the region’s first semi-automated port. The port has 20 major shipping lines connected to more than 60 global ports and can accommodate the world’s largest ships, ensuring easy import of bulk raw materials and seamless export of finished goods.

Utility corridors are designed across the zone to allow provisions for power, potable water, telecom, sewerage services and special utilities such as industrial water and feedstock. Furthermore, the free zone’s infrastructure is designed and built to facilitate future rail connectivity through dedicated rail corridors, enabling the integration of rail freight facilities into operating plans.


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Masdar City

Masdar City, the flagship project of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), operates as a special economic zone with a focus on clean technology and renewable energy. It is a low-carbon development and one of the world’s most sustainable urban communities made up of a rapidly growing clean-tech cluster, business free zone and residential neighbourhood.

Masdar City is Abu Dhabi’s fastest growing free zone offering several advantages for establishing clean energy startups, including a service which facilitates easy registration, licensing and recruitment procedures. Companies are also provided benefits including 100% foreign ownership, full repatriation of capital and profits and exemption from import, export, corporate and personal taxes. 

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Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone (ADAFZ)

ADAFZ is a comprehensive business park in the vicinity of Abu Dhabi International Airport, offering commercial offices and business services, plots of land for development, warehousing units and logistics services. ADAFZ is home to world-class warehousing units and aircraft hangers and operates free zones in three main airports: Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Ain International Airport and Al Bateen Executive Airport.

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Set up in 2008, this dynamic media free zone provides the infrastructure and 360 support services for international, regional and local media businesses. twofour54 is a destination for creative companies in Media, Broadcast, Gaming and Communication and offers everything from customisable office space, world-class production facilities to business support services.

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With world-class infrastructure and easy access to markets, Abu Dhabi is the perfect gateway to the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. 
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