The UAE’s Strategic Location

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is centrally located between Asia and Europe, making it a crucial link that connects the world and as a gateway to the world’s fastest growing economies. Abu Dhabi’s location and ease of access make it an attractive investment hub, but it is also where you will find the infrastructure, the right partners and customers, an innovative environment, and a wide range of support services for your enterprise.

Abu Dhabi has evolved over the years and has strong foundations today to support your investment plans including:

A strong and stable economy

  • GDP of US$249B in 2019
  • UAE’s economy is among the top 29 globally
  • Abu Dhabi contributes 60% to the UAE’s GDP
  • The largest recipient of FDI in the Middle East

Established infrastructure

  • 80% of the world within an 8-hour flight
  • #1 capital in the world to have 100% fiber-to-the-home connection
  • #2 smartest city in MENA in terms of Smart City Development
  • #12 worldwide for quality of infrastructure

Enabling business environment

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 13 UAE Free Trade Agreements in the framework of the GCC
  • 88 UAE bilateral investment treaties

Innovative Ecosystem

  • 5 specialized free zones for companies and startups
  • 16 research universities
  • Multinational workforce with a 93.4% literacy rate
  • Multiple funding sources and accelerators for SMEs

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

  • Free-zone, where TA’ZIZ is based
  • Legal certainty due to direct applicability of English common law
  • Independent jurisdiction with own civil and commercial laws
  • Independent ADGM Courts

Excellent quality of life

  • #1 happiest city in the Arab region
  • #15 best city for expatriates
  • #1 safest city in the world