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Investor Journey

Investor Journey

The Investor Journey programme is an initiative by Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) facilitating ease of conducting business in the capital via a seamless integrated experience for investors.

How to set up a business through Investor Journey?

With just three main steps to complete your business set-up, Investor Journey is designed to seamlessly kick start your business in Abu Dhabi online, with minimal physical touchpoints.

  • Identify requirements
    Information, documents, fees and timelines
  • Register business
    Apply and obtain your licence
  • Set up operations
    Obtain all necessary documents to operate

Key benefits

  • Cost effective
    Fixed flat-fees for ADDED commercial licenses capped at AED 1,000 covering 6 activities
  • Integrated process
    All services in one platform with minimal physical touchpoints
  • Time-saving
    Step-by-step process and quicker approvals
  • Maximum efficiency
    Simplified requirements and unified procedures
  • Safe and secure
    Investor Journey ensures safe transactions in every step of the way

Features on the Investor Journey platform

  • Business Simulator
    Seek clarity and instructions on how to go about setting up a business in Abu Dhabi through a quick questionnaire
  • Licence Finder
    Identify suitable legal forms and licence types, followed by an easy application process for obtaining trade names and licences
  • Investor Compass
    Identify location for business via an interactive map
  • Certificate of Conformity
    Obtain a Civil Defence Certificate of Conformity
  • Business Bank Account application
    Apply for a business bank account via integrated tool by leading banks

To learn more visit: Investor Journey

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