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Companies in Abu Dhabi


Hi, Sunil here to discuss the many companies in Abu Dhabi, both local and foreign.

Abu Dhabi is at this time, a popular global business interest.

Many of the big companies both local and international do business here because of the good opportunities and the openness of the city to do business outside of its locale.

If you go around the city, chances are you will find some American companies like General Motors (GM) which is into the automotive industry.

Then there’s General Electric (GE) which is into technology, appliances, energy, insurance and many other business interests.

A popular software company, Microsoft can also be found here.

These companies have American expatriates who manage top positions but their employees are also hired from this city and other countries as well.

The state-owned company ADNOC - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has existed since the seventies to manage all areas of the gas and oil industry.

It has different subsidiaries which venture into chemicals and petrochemicals, maritime transport, oil refining and gas processing and many other similar aspects. Workers are hired with special skills and knowledge about the industry from all over the world.

Abu Dhabi CompaniesOne of the most progressive Companies in Abu Dhabi is the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (ETISALAT) which provides all kinds of telecommunication and media facilities as well as consultancy and contractual services to international companies.

The company features voice, wireless and data communication services.

It employs more than 10,000 people and the UAE federal government owns 60% of its shares.

One of the local companies in the consumer group is the Abu Dhabi National Hotels Co. (ADNH).

It owns three hotels purchased from the government.

Its main activity is the hotel industry but it also deals with industrial food catering, local tourism and travel services.

What a swell idea if you get to stay in one of their hotels! The Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) is a major company around the city and is listed in the Dubai Financial Market.

It is the largest Islamic bank and has 62 branches around UAE. It has international bank affiliations in Pakistan, a representative office in Turkey and was granted a banking license in Jordan. It is also the first bank to include all Islam principles in its banking services.

Turn on your TV and you may be watching a channel operated by the Abu Dhabi Media Company. This is one of the top growing, multi-platform media companies and is under the stock company of the Emirates Media.

Aside from television channels, it handles FM radio stations, too. It publishes the National paper- Zahrat and the Majid and Khaleej magazines. Its activities include broadcast, publishing, digital media, distribution, printing, film and MTV productions. It has over 2000 employees spread over its operating units. Its international affiliations include Cairo and Washington, DC.

To top it all, the big Companies in Abu Dhabi are enough proof to show that this city would become a major player of the business worldwide. So make plans to visit here soon and find out yourself.


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