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About Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

A Thriving Global Market Ranked Among the World’s Largest Financial Districts

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is a leading International Financial center, established by a UAE Federal Decree; ADGM Free Zone operates across Al Maryah Island and Al Reem Island, an area of 1,438 hectares, ranking as one of the largest financial districts in the world. ADGM Free Zone strives to create a world-class business environment that nurtures growth, fosters innovation, and supports economic diversification consistent with Abu Dhabi’s vision for the future. With its expanded jurisdiction, ADGM Free Zone attracts a diverse range of businesses, financial institutions, and professional services firms. It provides a comprehensive suite of business solutions, encompassing company formation, regulatory support, dispute resolution, and access to a vibrant community of like-minded professionals.

ADGM Free Zone operates under the regulation of three independent authorities: the Registration Authority (RA), the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), and ADGM Courts. These authorities jointly create a business-friendly environment that adheres to international best practices, gaining recognition from major financial centres, regulators, and associations worldwide. The financial district boasts landmarks like ADGM Square, The Galleria Mall, Four Seasons Hotel Al Maryah, and Cleveland Clinic Hospital, among others on Al Reem Island. These premier facilities enrich both the business environment and the lifestyle of its inhabitants. ADGM Square, a central hub in the IFC, hosts various events and houses modern business facilities, attracting global firms. The uniquely designed ADGM Authorities Building symbolizes governance. With its expansion to Al Reem Island, ADGM is now a significant financial hub. Al Reem offers residential, commercial, and leisure zones, featuring attractions like Reem Central Park and top schools such as Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.

Why Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)?

An International Financial Center in the MENA Region for Business and Fintech

The ADGM is one of the UAE’s two premier international financial centers. Since its inception in 2015, it has swiftly ascended to be recognized among the world’s top 25 financial hubs. Factors like ADGM’s innovative SPV regime, advancements in fintech, and the introducing of the region’s inaugural crypto-asset regulations have played pivotal roles in its rise to prominence.

ADGM is Abu Dhabi’s prime hub for both living and professional endeavors, loaded with perks and efficiencies. By setting up a presence in ADGM, financial firms can enjoy a prime spot in the UAE’s capital, accessing the growing MENASA sector. It enables service providers to serve global corporations at Abu Dhabi’s dynamic epicenter. For retail businesses, it’s a stage to captivate the upscale market segment with ease.

Benefits of Setting Up a Business in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

100% foreign ownership allowed

Attracts international investors seeking autonomy and control over their ventures.

No restrictions on capital repatriation

Enjoy unrestricted capital repatriation, providing financial flexibility.

No restrictions on foreign employees

Fosters a diverse global workforce, creating an inclusive and collaborative environment.

Zero tax for 50 years on profits, capital, or assets

Provides businesses with a competitive edge and long-term financial stability.

Zero tax on personal income

Attracts professionals and entrepreneurs seeking favourable financial conditions

Highly regarded, independent regulator

This reinforces its commitment to international standards and financial integrity.

Distinct from the UAE civil courts

ADGM provides a distinct legal framework, offering clarity and autonomy for businesses.

Risk-based regulatory approach

Ensures regulatory measures are proportionate and tailored to the specific needs of businesses.

Business Activities of Abu Dhabi Global Market Free Zone (ADGM)

A World-Class Ecosystem to Help Your Business Grow

With streamlined set-up procedures, modern infrastructure, and a diverse range of office spaces, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) facilitates business initiation in Abu Dhabi across various sectors. These include Banking, Capital Markets, Wealth and Asset Management, FinTech, and Corporate offices. Furthermore, you can offer services in areas such as Corporate and Transaction Banking, Private Banking and Wealth Management, Investment Banking, Money Services, Digital Banking, Brokerage, Market Infrastructure, Virtual Asset Activities, Securities, Investment Management, Funds and Fund Management, Asset Servicing, FinTech, the ADGM RegLab, the ADGM Digital Lab, Corporate Headquarters, Corporate Treasury, Family Offices and Foundations, Professional Service Providers, Tech Start-ups, and Associations. Additionally, ADGM supports business operations related to Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs). SPVs are designed to be passive holding entities that isolate financial and legal risks by safeguarding specific assets and liabilities.

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