Creative Zone: Move to Abu Dhabi today!

Designed on the principle of making setting up a business in Abu Dhabi easier and faster, Installation in Abu Dhabi caught the attention of the region’s business community. Launched earlier this year, the online portal is a great testament to successful public-private partnerships that have the potential to change the way business is done effectively.

Supported by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and business start-up company, Creative Zone, Setup in Abu Dhabi is a one-of-a-kind platform that offers entrepreneurs and investors a one-stop-shop for all their activities. requirements, from business creation to growth and commercialization. Users can find the integrated business solutions that entrepreneurs need during the pre- and post-start-up phase, such as banking, insurance, legal advice, tax and accounting, HR services , IT and digital solutions and logistics, to name a few.

All of these services are provided by the platform’s 25+ channel partners at preferential rates, and businesses have the added benefit of taking advantage of the many introductory deals and other offers they offer. The platform benefits from partnerships with some of the most advanced and important companies in the world such as Microsoft, DHL, Zoho, Etisalat, ADCB, Telr.

Besides services, Setup in Abu Dhabi has also made it easier for start-ups to access investors and funding opportunities through collaborations with accelerators such as Khalifa Fund, Emirates Angels Investors and Sandooq Al Watan. For strategic training programs, their start-up commercialization partners, Vestigos, help companies validate their idea or strategy, perform due diligence, ensure they have a lean and agile approach, and create a state-of-the-art business plan. this increases their chances of attracting investor interest.

The facility in Abu Dhabi complements existing projects and initiatives aimed at promoting investment in the emirate, including Investor Care, which was launched by the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) to help large entities to obtain funding, licenses and resources; and MAAK, a pioneering service that accompanies investors throughout the journey, from receiving the investment request to starting their commercial activity.

Laura J. Boyer