The Future Economy...The Leaders’ Vision for a Sustainable Future

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development presents the first virtual edition of The Future Economy, under the theme “Abu Dhabi Economy...The Leaders’ Vision for a Sustainable Future”. The event aims to explore the latest basic trends in the economy and investment to develop a clear vision for the post Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting Abu Dhabi as a preferred destination for investment.

Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, has undergone a major economic transformation over the years. Because of the magnificent vision of Abu Dhabi’s leadership and their paramount commitment to enriching the lives of its people, the city has significantly developed to become globally competitive in terms of its economic, social, and cultural impact on the world.

Abu Dhabi’s strengths and forward-looking perspective were further demonstrated during the onset of the pandemic, responding immediately to address the economic challenges brought by the global outbreak. Witnessing the necessity to take vital steps to ensure business continuity and maintain economic stability, the government of Abu Dhabi launched different initiatives and stimulus packages geared towards supporting businesses and individuals, to enhance Abu Dhabi’s competitiveness of business knowledge and innovation, and lifestyle.


  • The Key initiatives launched by policy makers during Covid-19 and the impact it has had on people and the economy.

  • A spotlight on what makes Abu Dhabi the preferred destination for business and Foreign Direct Investment.

  • Showcasing successful business of Abu Dhabi and their achievements before and during COVID-19 and what is in store for the future.

  • Post COVID-19 strategies by businesses and policy makers.

  • Promote FDI legislation, Strengthen the FDI Environment and create more Investment Projects and Opportunities in Abu Dhabi.​



Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) regulates the business sector and leads economic initiatives to achieve knowledge-based, diversified and sustainable economic growth. This role is in line with Law No. 7 of 2018.

ADDED proposes the best policies based on the latest research and statistical data from local, regional and global indicators, to drive growth and diversity across various sectors that advance Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.

The Department also prepares strategic programs by adopting the best economic and administrative practices, employing the best human resources and using the latest global technology and expertise in this area. It advances the economic interests of Abu Dhabi by cooperating with regional and international partners, creating smart synergies built on transparency, innovation and knowledge exchange. All this benefits the business ecosystem and makes Abu Dhabi’s investment globally attractive. A competitive investment climate is further enhanced by promoting the emirate’s business-friendly strengths worldwide.

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