ADGM Company Setup

ADGM Company Formation

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is a free zone and international financial center located on Al Maryah Island and Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi. It was established in 2013 and started operating in October 2015. The entire area covers 14.38 million sq.m. of land, making it one of the world’s largest financial districts.
ADGM has four independent authorities – the Registration Authority, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), ADGM Courts and ADGM Authority. These bodies ensure the free zone has a business-friendly environment operating according to international best practices recognized by major financial centers from different parts of the world.
The ADGM setup is preferred by many businesses in the financial, asset management, and professional sectors. The district’s world-class commercial and residential facilities support and enhance the thriving business landscape while providing enriching experiences for everyone working, living and visiting here.
ADGM welcomes different kinds of businesses from various sectors. With our experience and expertise, we can help you navigate the company setup process efficiently so you can have a successful venture here.



Setting up your company in ADGM gives you access to these benefits:

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Easy setup processes
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure, office spaces and other amenities
  • 0% personal and corporate tax
  • Unlimited repatriation of capital
  • No currency and employment restrictions
  • Support for diversity and sustainable finance
  • Types of Companies

    Types of Companies

    If you choose ADGM to set up your company, you can select from among these entities, legal types or structures:


  • Public company limited by shares
  • Private company limited by shares
  • Private company limited by guarantee
  • Restricted scope company
  • Private company unlimited with shares
  • Private company unlimited without shares
  • Branch of foreign company
  • Partnership

  • Limited liability partnership
  • General partnership
  • Limited partnership
  • Branch of foreign limited liability partnership
  • Branch of foreign partnership
  • Branch of foreign limited partnership
  • Cell Company

  • Protected cell company
  • Incorporated cell company
  • Investment Company

    ADGM Company Setup Cost

    ADGM Company Setup Cost

    We provide a wide range of services as part of the setup process, including:

  • License packages
  • Visa applications
  • Establishment card
  • Flexi-desks
  • Bank account opening
  • We can customize our services and packages to ensure you set up your business in ADGM smoothly and successfully. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and get a quote.

    ADGM Company Setup Process

    ADGM Company Setup Process

    When you partner with us, the setup process for new businesses in the ADGM Free Zone is as follows:

  • Firstly, get in touch with our business consultants;
  • We’ll ask for necessary details like your business activity and your goals;
  • We’ll provide legal advice and explain the advantage of ADGM over other free zones;
  • Once settled, we’ll walk you through the ADGM company formation process step by step;
  • We’ll send you an e-form to fill along with a list of documentations you need to submit;
  • Our business consultants will process everything within 5-10 working days.
  • Once approved, we’ll still be here whenever you need us to help and advise.


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    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd -
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    Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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    04 524 7803

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