To make the UAE one of the safest countries in the world, Abu Dhabi Civil Defence or ADCD, and many more authorities in the country were established. ADCD is a government entity that mandates and provides safety and security for the country and the people. It is committed to deliver the highest level of safety protection standards in accordance with international and local guidelines, and procedures. The authority also recognizes the significance of enhancing their public service performance through implementing more developed strategical and high-quality standards and regulations that includes Abu Dhabi Civil Defence approval services for every kind of business and developmental project.
One of the responsibilities of the Abu Dhabi Distribution Company or ADDC is to provide the highest quality of comfort to the society every day throughout the coldest to the hottest season of the year as the major distributor of energy in the capital Emirates. The company always operates in harmony and care with the community trying to plan and maintain proper distribution of water and electricity services to customers in Abu Dhabi, strengthening its technical expertise and excellent customer-care solutions. ADDC is a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company or TAQA dedicated to becoming a leading water and electricity distribution company, and ensuring that people can live and work conveniently.
The Department of Municipalities and Transport or DMT was founded to be responsible for governing the urban planning and transport sectors of the three regional municipalities of the capital Emirate of the UAE. The department ensures the high-quality standards of safety, security, sustainability, and technological innovations of land, air, and maritime transport networks of Abu Dhabi, in line with the highest international standards and the UAE legislation. As the government entity in charge of supporting the growth and urban development of Abu Dhabi, the DMT, and its services will guide, regulate and monitor urban development activities. It aims on enhancing municipal works to provide an accurate and broad scope of services and create high-quality living standards for residents through the comprehensive supervision and management of the municipalities.
Al Ain City Municipality or AACM represents one of various departments within the Municipal Affairs Authority. It was established to directly serve Al Ain Area, which covers Al Ain City and its neighboring outskirts. AACM functions as a government department that is directed to provide a wide range of services to the city. The authority performs its responsibilities following the strategized vision to become a distinguished municipality with an enduring development for the City of Oases. The said vision is foreseen to be achieved by providing prominent municipal services and innovative infrastructures in the city and its outskirts with the help of professional staff and innovative systems. In accordance with the peculiarity and genuineness of the Al Ain Municipality and abiding by the values cooking from heritage, leadership, credibility, quality, innovation, participation, and community service within the objectives of this strategy, it will undoubtedly be fulfilled.
The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is one of the government service departments that is honored to govern every development and construction process with the directive and vision of megastructures and future development plans in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi through the strict implementation of ADM Approval. It was established to function and expand public service in building a large-scale urban renaissance that includes but not limited to general planning for the city, design, construction, and maintenance of modern road networks, lighting systems, implementing sanitation networks, consolidating comprehensive development projects, supporting the Green March, launching the comprehensive agricultural process, and building public markets.
Al Dhafra Municipality is a government authority that is independently responsible for providing public services to any developmental projects and all relevant regulations in the western region with coordination with the Department of Municipalities and Transport or DMT. The Western Region that includes Sheikh Zayed city, Al Mirfa, Liwa, Al Sila, Ghayathi, and Delma are the focal points of the authority services to effectively support any kind of development plans and achievement for sustainable development in the region. Through large-scale infrastructure projects and distinctive innovation, Al Dhafrah Region will be able to support and provide a prominent delivery of sustainable community.
The tourism sector of Abu Dhabi is a big contributor to the economic progress and helps achieve the capital’s wider global objectives. These goals are set to the responsibilities of the Department of Culture and Tourism which directs the continuous growth of the culture and tourism industry of Abu Dhabi. The heritage, language, and landscape of the country define the vision of DCT Abu Dhabi to enhance the authenticity and innovation standing together with its heritage that embraces hospitality, initiatives, and creativity. Promoting the capital Emirate innovative sectors while preserving its culture is a mission that the authority upholds. And by offering a unique experience for residents and tourists, and establish Abu Dhabi as a leisure and cultural destination of divergence, the development of its global reputation will continue to arise.
The National Food Safety Committee under the mandate of the Ministry of Climate Change & Environment - MOCCAE, in coordination with the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority - ADAFSA or formerly known as Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority - ADFCA, are authorities working on implementing Food Safety and executive regulations, which include strict controls and standards to ensure food safety throughout the food industry. The authority aims to establish and develop systems to monitor and inspect food, facilities, and entry ports, create a national food accreditation and registration system, establish a rapid food and feed alert system throughout the food industry, develop local and global technologies for the exchange of information, and raising community awareness of best food customs.
The Integrated Transport Centre or ITC was established for easier access to any relevant regulations for transportation and road services. It is a government entity that is affiliated and supervised by the Department of Municipalities and Transport. ITC Abu Dhabi authority is responsible for any operations regarding public transport, managing parking spaces, traffic monitoring centers, axle weights stations, and logistical facilities of freight surface transport and roads sector in accordance with the approved transport plans in which improves the quality of services offered in the sector.
DOH Abu Dhabi focuses on research and innovation which is fundamental to the growth and development of industries including the health sector of the country. Department of Health Abu Dhabi is a regulatory entity that aims to make the Emirate a centre for medical research and innovation, and guarantee excellence in Healthcare for the entire community. It also shapes the regulatory foundation for the health system, inspections against regulations, enforcement of standards, and encourages the acquisition of world-class practices and performance targets by all healthcare service providers in the Emirate.
Masdar City, planned and expected to be completed between 2020 and 2025, is a model arcology in Abu Dhabi that inspires sustainable urban development to be the first-ever carbon-neutral, zero-waste city, and special economic free zone in the world founded by clean technology and renewable energy organizations. The city focuses on a more innovative pursuit for renewable energy and other relevant technologies through welcoming companies, entrepreneurs, and investors for academic research, development, and operations within the free zone. It is designed to integrate sustainability giving attention to efficient water conservation meant to create an exemplary greener urban living.
Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi or KIZAD is a special economic zone in Abu Dhabi that offers industrial zone infrastructures, environment, and operation opportunities to maintain and develop local and international business setups. It provides exclusive benefits like spacious size, world-class infrastructure, free zone and non-free zone solutions, dedicated investor support, tax-free environment with competitive operating costs, and strategic location with access to local and international trades. KIZAD also extends to the needs of everyday life in the Business District area with various facilities such as mosques, hospitals, banks, hotel apartments, civil defense, associated retail, food and beverage outlets as well as other related community facilities and services to meet the daily demands of people living and working in the zone. The KLP or KIZAD’s Logistics Park offer non-free zone warehouses ready to be leased which gives a practical choice for setting up operations. These services contribute to make KIZAD one of the world’s leading port-integrated industrial zones and a prime hub for manufacturing, logistics, and trade across multiple sectors.
The Industrial City of Abu Dhabi or ICAD is a free zone located in the suburbs of Abu Dhabi city with five diverse clusters in great locations. This free zone offers high-quality infrastructures, reliable utilities, communication networks, and accessible transportation connectivity to local and international trade markets. Investors probing to setup light to heavy industries ranging from steel and metals to construction material, logistics, food, and oil and gas may choose from the various plot sizes in different clusters within the zone. ICAD is under ZonesCorp, one of the Abu Dhabi Ports Companies and the largest operator of purpose-built Economic zones in the UAE. It provides a cluster-based industrial ecosystem that creates collaborations, enhancement of efficiencies, valuable chain benefits, and supports business growth.
Al Ain Distribution Company or AADC is a public service company and a fully-owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company or TAQA registered and incorporated in the UAE with Head Office at Al Ain City Municipality. It is the sole distributor and supplier of water and electricity in Al Ain City and the surrounding rural areas in the Eastern Region of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. The company’s public ventures include ownership, operation, and maintenance of the water and electricity distribution network assets, meter reading, and services for the supply of water and electricity.
Resolution No. 17 of 2005 issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, may God protect him. The Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company was created to safely collect and treat or dispose of wastewater or any solid and liquid waste generated from residential and industrial facilities under the jurisdiction of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. As a government company that provides public service, ADSSC works to develop the development and infrastructure projects the necessary resources, in accordance with the standards and regulations, to perform efficiently with high quality and with international standards.
Reem Developers is one of the prime developers in Abu Dhabi and the authorized entity of Al Reem Island that contributes to the capital’s refined cityscape in accordance with the Emirate’s 2030 vision. It delivers pristine quality projects, building symbolic masterpieces that are crafted with creativity, efficiency, and functionality. Their projects redefine vital living in serene locations with the presence of unified natural aesthetics and innovation. With their diversified project profiles in acclaimed communities namely Rawdhat Abu Dhabi, Najmat Abu Dhabi, and Nalaya villas, the quality of conceptual essence established a bar of standards.
Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zones, located next to Abu Dhabi International Airport, offers various facilities to meet immediate business requirements through its business center, logistics park, and business parks respectively at the three main airports of the capital. The number of facilities at the Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Ain International Airport, and Al Bateen Executive Airport extend a one-stop-shop for products and services that business investors are opting for. ADAFZ owns, operates, develops, and manages the free zones around the Abu Dhabi Airports.
Abu Dhabi Airports Company is a part of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad profile of major ventures across the emirate’s economic sectors. ADAC was created to lead the redevelopment of the capital’s aviation infrastructure which plays a vital role in the government's future economic visions. The company sets ventures to aggregate a comprehensive implementation of its mandate.
Every licensed consultant and contractor working in Abu Dhabi will be allowed to work in particular sectors and for projects up to a particular size. Permits, approvals, and NOCs required are dependent on which municipality where the site is located, respectively, the Abu Dhabi Municipality, the Al Ain Municipality, or the Western Region Municipality. The government launched the NOC Program that aims at simplifying, streamlining, and optimizing all procedures and processes related to No Objection Certificates between all concerned stakeholders in Abu Dhabi Emirate and across all sectors, and to make permits, approvals, and NOC acquisition processes more efficient and less costly.
Acquire AUH Malls Approval for fit out and other construction works from specific malls such as Abu Dhabi Mall, Marina Mall, Khalidiyah Mall, Yas Mall, Capital Mall Approval, Makani Mall, Dalma Mall, Al Qana Community, Masdar City Center, Bawadi Mall, and many more all around the capital with the help of experts at AD Approvals, to successfully set up your business such as restaurants, cafes, retail shops, offices, or of any kind.