Registering with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry

All commercial and industrial businesses in Abu Dhabi must be registered with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ADCCI) unless you are a very small trading outfit or professional. Once your company has been formerly recorded in the ADCCI register, it is entitled to import and export goods in Abu Dhabi. 

The ADCCI carries out a variety of activities to serve the business community in Abu Dhabi, such as registering members, recording information and statistics on companies, attesting members, guiding members and facilitating members’ contacts with industry members to support local and international business networks.

Free zone companies can choose to register and be listed in the ADCCI’s directory and use its services. 

Membership is valid for one year. Check the for further information.


  • Trade licence issued by DED or free zone
  • Commercial or industrial premises in Abu Dhabi
  • Business in operation
  • Sound credit rating 10 years prior to application
  • No theft, fraud or forgery convictions 10 years prior to application

What to bring

  • Passport of the partners/attorney (copy) 
  • Signature card, sealed and signed by the manager/ licensee/attorney/ partners
  • Trade licence (copy)
  • Passport of the licensee/attorney (copy) 
  • Duly attested power of attorney, if applicable (copy)
  • Memorandum of Association, notarised and attested (copy)


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  • Complete and submit application form for membership 
  • Annual fee (varies) is calculated; pay required fees 
  • A certificate of membership is issued (you can request an English version)

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