Abu Dhabi Government Media Office

The Abu Dhabi Government Media Office (ADGMO) is responsible for communicating the vision and news of the Abu Dhabi Government and its leadership locally, regionally and internationally.

About ADGMO

Established under a law issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates-in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, ADGMO aims to connect the Abu Dhabi Government with the community and Abu Dhabi with the world by delivering accurate, engaging and timely news.

ADGMO has various functions including coordinating with relevant government agencies and entities, developing and implementing media policies and plans for local government, providing the media with accurate news and information related to Abu Dhabi and the government and communicating with all segments of society.

The Media Office focuses on developing Emirati human capital and supports the government’s commitment to provide the local talent with the skills of the future and ensure a global competitive edge.

Welcome Note

Abu Dhabi has achieved major advancements and successes over the past few decades, thanks to our wise leaders’ guiding vision elevating the capital to become one of the best cities to live in and reside worldwide.

Various media outlets have contributed to developing the emirate’s reputation by directly communicating with the community, and playing a key role in disseminating the government’s vision, values, as well as its rich and unique culture; reinforcing its competitiveness on the global stage. Abu Dhabi has taken steady steps towards achieving leadership status in all fields, and it pleases us to announce the launch of the official website of the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office, fortifying the emirate’s its media presence. The launch is in line with our leadership’s ambitions to found media platforms of the highest credibility, and that emphasizes cooperation to protect our national gains, while maintaining our social values and achieving sustainable growth in the United Arab Emirates.

We have worked to develop the official website of the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office as a link between the government and the community, reflecting the core values of the emirate that are based upon excellence, peace, and harmony on a global level. It achieves this by sharing Abu Dhabi Government’s initiatives and updates, its departments, authorities, and institutions, all supported by innovative digital platforms that are in match step with the developing media renaissance, keeping you informed on all matters concerning Abu Dhabi.

The Abu Dhabi Government Media Office has put forth its expertise to activate government communications in the emirate, offering innovative media content through various digital platforms to fulfill the requirements of modern media as well as the public’s expectations, raising the level of national media outlets. This was done to deliver strategic media messages inside and outside the nation, reflecting the emirate’s true essence and established principles, and reinforcing its reputation, regionally and globally.

The media office is responsible for producing comprehensive content that verifies the stories about Abu Dhabi and presenting the government’s efforts to keep pace with the rapid developments it achieves to reach levels of distinction in all fields. Through this, the media office becomes an effective and impactful element that contributes towards disseminating a complete picture of the economy, entrepreneurship scene, lifestyle, education, job market, residency, research and development, and transportation, and does so in a creative manner that achieves Abu Dhabi’s vision of continuing work on establishing a secure and confident community, and building a competitive and sustainable economy that is open to the world.

About Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the federal capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the home of government.

It is the largest emirate in the UAE, occupying 67,340 square kilometres. It consists of more than 200 natural islands and three regions: Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain in the east and Al Dhafra in the west.

Abu Dhabi city is the commercial and cultural centre of the emirate. Located on the coast of the Arabian Gulf, it consists of several islands, including Yas Island, home to many leading entertainment attractions, and Saadiyat Island, which is where Louvre Abu Dhabi is located.

In Al Ain there are several sites of cultural importance – including UNESCO world heritage sites – and also Jebel Hafeet, which is Abu Dhabi’s highest peak at 1,240 metres above sea level. Al Dhafra is an important centre of agriculture, and hosts the famous annual Date Festival. There are also a number of oil and gas fields in the region. Abu Dhabi lies between the latitude 22.40◦ and 25◦ in the north, and longitude 51◦ and 56◦ in the east. It borders the Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has a population of 2.9 million people. The people of Abu Dhabi are renowned for the hospitality and the pride they feel for their heritage and tribal history, which stretches back over two millennia to the Stone Age, when human settlers are believed to have first arrived.

The Bani Yas tribe, from which the ruling Al Nahyan family is directly descended, first settled around the Liwa Oasis in 1761. Until the discovery of oil in 1958, Abu Dhabi’s main export was pearls. Modern Abu Dhabi is a global business and tourism destination of choice and attracts significant foreign direct investment. The emirate is home to more than 200 nationalities, who together form an inclusive, welcoming and diverse community.

Thanks to government, citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi enjoy world-class standards of health, education, housing and food security. The emirate is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of oil and gas. Daily production capacity is 3.5 million barrels of oil and 10.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas.  Abu Dhabi is also an alternative and renewable energy pioneer. For example, the world’s largest solar energy field, Noor Abu Dhabi, is located in the emirate, as is leading renewables incubator Masdar City. 

In recent decades, Abu Dhabi has harnessed wealth generated by oil and gas to advance the economic and social development of its people. 

Today, the government seeks to diversify the economy. To do so, it pursues policies that enhance the role of the private sector to create opportunity, stimulate innovation and unleash the potential of the individual. 

About Abu Dhabi Government

The government of Abu Dhabi is committed to upholding the highest standards in the service of all people within the emirate.

Our fundamental priorities are the wellbeing, education and security of everyone in Abu Dhabi.

We seek to maintain a thriving innovation-led, knowledge-based economy, able to generate and safeguard prosperity for generations to come, in which all people can realise and harness their full potential.

We recognise our responsibility to invest continuously to develop infrastructure and facilities within the emirate in order to build upon Abu Dhabi’s reputation as a world-class destination in which to work and live, or to visit.

As a government, we are defined by our history and heritage. We are eager to go on championing all aspects of our culture throughout the world as we forge ever deeper relationships based on trust with other governments and peoples, for the purpose of advancing humanity.

Additionally, we are mindful of the need to promote and achieve increased long-term environmental sustainability in Abu Dhabi to protect our habitat and to live in harmony with nature.

The speed of Abu Dhabi’s social and economic development in recent decades has been rapid. We are proud of the role government has played in facilitating economic and social progress throughout the emirate, and in leading decisively through regional and global crises.

Today, as we work unceasingly to fulfil the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi and father of the nation, the government is enthusiastic to seize the opportunities the emirate has worked so hard to create, and to maximise the benefits for everyone.