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ADGM – Abu Dhabi Global Market Free Zone

Abu Dhabi Global Market
Abu Dhabi Free Zone Company Setup

Business Set Up in ADGM

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) free zone is the financial centre of Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Initially created for financial services, it has expanded into a broad range of professional and business services. It stands out from other free zones because it has its own civil and commercial laws.


Entrepreneurs from around the region select this free zone because they have confidence in the legal system that underpins it. ADGM Courts are modeled on the English & Welsh judicial system. The direct application of English common law makes ADGM the first jurisdiction in the GCC to adopt a similar approach to that of other global financial centres such as Singapore and Hong Kong.



ADGM commercial license holders can also apply for a license issued by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (AD DED). This authorizes them to conduct business activities outside the borders of the free zone without maintaining additional facilities in mainland Abu Dhabi.



Benefits of Setting Up a Business in ADGM

  • Strategic location in the heart of Abu Dhabi. It is located within 20 minutes of Zayed Port (Mina Zayed), 35 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, and 90 minutes from Dubai.
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure and some of the highest quality offices in the GCC.
  • Fully digital application process.
  • Dual Licensing scheme with Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development.

Common Business Activities at ADGM

  • Auditing
  • Banking
  • Crypto asset business
  • Corporate offices
  • FinTech
  • Legal services
  • Professional services
  • Wealth management


Prices start at AED 16,000. Please get in touch with us for additional details.

Incorporation Physical Presence Needs

Shareholders do not have to be physically present in the UAE to complete the incorporation process of a company.

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