Established in 1969, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry was born out of the need to forge a unified body to support, promote, enhance and protect the business interests of enterprises in the emirate. By doing so, we remain true to our purpose, which is to be the voice of the business community of Abu Dhabi.
Guided by the wise leadership of the UAE, our objectives and tasks are in line with the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, which positions the emirate to be the leading hub of a knowledge-based economy. We are an active strategic partner of the government in strengthening the regulatory framework in the market, drenching it with overflowing high value-adding sectors.
Pioneering this ambitious task, we aim to be the most proactive institution that encourages entrepreneurship to flourish.
As a key institution that helps businesses to craft their own success stories, Abu Dhabi Chamber enjoys its own legal entity to represent the interests of more than 100,000 businesses of all sizes and across industries. They all share one thing—they treat us as their strategic partner, and they count on us to amplify their voice.
During the past 50 years, we have driven the pro-business agenda, making the market dynamic and inclusive. Over the years, our organization steadily grew in an unprecedented scale thanks to the Legislation 27 of 2005, which mandates that all companies in the private sector obtain Abu Dhabi Chamber Membership.
Although Free Zone Registered companies are not bound by this law, we encourage them to be a member in order for these companies to benefit from a long list of services, advantages and incentives including but not limited to gaining credibility; consultation on legal matters and business excellence; access to business arbitration, economic studies and information; invitations and participation in strategic events locally and internationally; access to specialized training courses, seminars, and workshops specifically aimed to support the private sector; guidance in participating in the reputable events such as the Abu Dhabi Chamber’s Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award, where companies showing excellence practices are honored under the patronage of the UAE leadership; and many more.
As every business is an ongoing story—it grows, sometimes changes direction—we make sure that together, we create endless chapters of success. For when we achieve it, not only do we become active partners of our economy, we also lay the foundation for the sustainable future of our nation.