Overview

We are the Abu Dhabi Investment Office – ADIO.

Our team helps investors and companies of all sizes establish their business, grow and develop in Abu Dhabi.

As the central government hub supporting investment in Abu Dhabi, we are committed to growing the emirate’s private sector and diversifying its economy.

In fostering Abu Dhabi’s innovation ecosystem, we enable opportunities that support long-term, sustainable success for investors and businesspeople based in the emirate and across the region.

H.E. Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi
H.E. Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi

Director General of Abu Dhabi Investment Office

A message from the Director General 


Abu Dhabi’s rise as an international business and lifestyle hub has been unprecedented. Today, the emirate is a global force and a modern city where business can be conducted with ease, where growth can be a real possibility and where life can be lived to its fullest.

Recently ranked as 12th globally in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Subnational Report, Abu Dhabi is a place where investors can succeed, companies can flourish and innovation is not only welcomed, but embraced and nurtured.

Thanks to a business-friendly environment with advantageous tax rates and a diverse talent pool in a safe and prosperous location, Abu Dhabi is the city of choice for international business and global citizens.

In the emirate’s knowledge-based economy, companies have access to a thriving talent pool of Emiratis and expats of all ages. Abu Dhabi offers opportunities to people at every stage of life and proudly boasts a population made up of over 200 nationalities, attracted by a high quality of life, a city safe for its residents and visitors and a tolerant, welcoming approach to diversity. 

Abu Dhabi’s innovation ecosystem, comprising business enablers and startup accelerators, provides the ideal environment for frontier technology and advanced manufacturing. Moreover, world-class universities offer innovative collaboration in the fields of research and development.
It is our economic stability combined with a transparent regulatory environment that gives investors and businesspeople the confidence to focus on building long-term growth. And we invite you to be a part of it. 

The Abu Dhabi Investment Office is ready to help companies and individuals turn their ambition, ideas and creativity into sustained success.

This is an invitation to your future. We look forward to welcoming you to our ever-expanding and dynamic family.

Welcome to Abu Dhabi.

Our purpose, vision & values
Our purpose
Our purpose

What: We promote, attract and facilitate investment into the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

How: We offer tailored and personalised investor care, guidance and support, coupled with structured financial and non-financial incentives.

Why: To empower investors to make a real difference for themselves, Abu Dhabi and the world.

Our vision
Our vision

Build an investment destination in Abu Dhabi that inspires innovators to create, achieve and grow.

Our values
Our values

We are authentic
We are an organisation trusted by our investors, our partners and our employees. We don't act through false promises, but with integrity and authenticity at all times.

We are innovative
We are bold and brave, willing to try new things and explore new opportunities. Much like our investors, we dare to be different and challenge the impossible.

We are passionate
We believe in the Abu Dhabi journey and that of our investors. We reflect the passion of innovators that call Abu Dhabi home now and in the future.

We are empowering
We enable creativity, innovation and ambition through our investors and partners. We provide the tools, data, facilities and access that allows innovators to realise their ambitions.

Latest news

Buildings
New virtual licence

Abu Dhabi’s Virtual Licence enables non-resident foreign investors to easily obtain an economic licence to do business in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Digital Tool
Investor journey portal

Investors seeking new investment opportunities in Abu Dhabi can access the Investor Journey portal, an all-in-one business creation platform that facilitates new business ideation, execution and support.

Musataha
Musataha land

Government land in Abu Dhabi is available to private investors via Musataha partnerships, which grant investors Musataha rights to develop a particular plot of land for a defined time period.

Our Role
Abu Dhabi pre-qualifies nine companies for Phase 2 of Road Lighting LED PPP project tender

In collaboration with Department of Municipal and Transport, ADIO has pre-qualified nine companies for Phase 2 of Road Lighting LED PPP project tender.

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