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Abu Dhabi Global Market

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial centre (IFC) located in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, opened for business on 21 October 2015. Established by a UAE Federal Decree as a broad-based financial centre, ADGM augments Abu Dhabi’s position as a global trade and business hub serving as a strategic link between the growing economies of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia and the rest of the world.

ADGM Authorities Building, ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island,
Abu Dhabi,
PO Box 111999,
United Arab Emirates

ADGM’s strategy is anchored by Abu Dhabi’s key strengths spanning over private banking, wealth management, asset management, derivatives and commodities trading, financial innovation, sustainability and more. Comprising four independent authorities – ADGM Authority, ADGM Courts, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority, and the Registration Authority – ADGM as an IFC governs the entire 114 hectares (1.14km²) of Al Maryah Island, which is a designated financial free zone.

It enables registered financial and non-financial institutions, companies and entities to operate, innovate and succeed within an international regulatory framework based on common law. Since its inception, ADGM has been awarded the Financial Centre of the Year (MENA) for four consecutive years for its initiatives and contributions to the financial and capital markets industry in the region.

Powering the future of regulation

From its commencement in 2015, Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) has recognised the tremendous transformative potential that financial technology (“fintech”) can have in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) region.


ADGM Authorities Building, ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island
Abu Dhabi
PO Box 111999
United Arab Emirates

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