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Abu Dhabi cuts business set-up fees by over 90%

July 27, 2021
finance & economy

Move aims to boost competitiveness and ease of doing business

Abu Dhabi has cut business set-up fees by 94 per cent to 1,000 dirhams ($272) as part of efforts to boost competitiveness and ease of doing business in the emirate, the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) said.

The move, which will come into effect from Tuesday, 27 July, was made in collaboration with other government entities, including the Abu Dhabi Chamber. Several fees have been removed entirely while others have been considerably reduced, ADDED said in a statement.

Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, the chairman of ADDED, said: “We hope this significant change in fee structure helps to further ease the setup process for new and existing investors.”

License renewal fees for existing business owners have also been reduced to 1,000 dirhams, the agency said. However, federal fees will continue to apply.

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