Abu Dhabi Free Zones

About Abu Dhabi Emirate:

Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (the most populous being Dubai), and also capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest of the UAE’s seven member Emirates.

Abu Dhabi houses federal government offices and it is the seat of the United Arab Emirates Presidency. Its rapid development and urbanisation has transformed the city into a large and advanced metropolis.

Today Abu Dhabi is the country’s center of political and industrial activities, and one of the major cultural and commercial centres in the Middle East.

There are currently five free zones in Abu Dhabi, specialized in Industrial, Trading. Logistics, Sustainable Energy, Communication, Media and IT sectors,

Abu Dhabi Free Zones List:

Main sectors: Industrial/Trading/Logistics


Abu Dhabi Airport Business CityAs part of the Government of Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030 for the Emirate to become a dynamic economy, it has been established Abu Dhabi Airport Business City (ADABC) to own, operate, develop and manage business/logistics parks and business centres around the airports. It provides comprehensive warehousing and fully serviced office solutions to a broad spectrum of business sectors, along with a number of other significant and very unique advantages. More information


Khalifa Industrial ZoneFrom the outset, Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) has been a cornerstone of Government of Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030. It is the means by which a number of ambitious, long-term targets will be delivered, and marks a substantial drive towards diversification of the economy in pursuit of sustainable growth less dependent on the oil and gas industries. It offers industrial zones, logistics park, free zone and non free zone. More information

Main sectors: Sustainable Energy


Masdar CityMasdar City Free Zone is a planned city project in Abu Dhabi. Its core is being built by Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, with the majority of seed capital provided by the Government of Abu Dhabi. Designed by the British architectural firm Foster and Partners, the city relies on solar energy and other renewable energy sources. More information

Main sectors: Communication/Media/IT


twofour54Twofour54 has been created with the objective to nurture media businesses and professionals by means of a fully integrated and supportive tax-free ecosystem that delivers world-class production services and talent development, ensuring the growth and sustainability of the region’s media industry. Through its strategically developed content creation ecosystem, it helps empower media and entertainment businesses to capitalise on opportunities across any media platform through its services. More information

Main sectors: Financial/Business Services


Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is a financial free zone located in al Maryah Island, a vibrant business and lifestyle community and an urban hub in the heart Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE.ADGM is an independent jurisdiction designed not only for financial services, but also for a broad range of professional and business services, with different legal structures. More information

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