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NameAbu Dhabi Securities Exchange
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
Number of listed companies62
Domestic market capitalization177,547 million US$
SSE Partner ExchangeYes
Has annual sustainability reportYes
  • ADX has launched its first Sustainability Report in June 2020. The report is aligned with ADXs growth strategy, which aims to increase the adoption of sustainable financing in the Emirate and drive capital towards investments that have positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts.
  • Sustainability Report 2019
  • Sustainability Report 2020
  • Sustainability Report 2021
  • You can find all Sustainability Reports here

ESG reporting required as a listing ruleYes
See Article 76 from the Chairman of SCAs Board of Directors Decision no. (3/Chairman) of 2020 concerning Approval of Joint Stock Companies Governance Guide
Has written guidance on ESG reportingYes


Offers ESG related trainingYes

Market covered by sustainability-related indexNo
Has sustainability bond listing segmentYes
In May 2022, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange announces the secondary listing of Sweihan PV Power Companys green bond (source)

Has SME listing platformNo
Women on boards mandatory minimum ruleYes
There is a mandatory minimum rule of at least 1 woman on boards.
Source: SCA Board on Percentage of Womens Representation on BoardsADX Disclosure ESG Guidance for Listed Companies and ADX Listing and Disclosure Regulations 2022.
Additional information
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Governmental not for profit

Regulatory bodies

Regulatory modelGovernment (Statutory) Model

  • The Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (ESCA) serves as the federal regulator of the UAE and licences and supervises all securities exchanges in the country - including the Dubai Financial Exchange. The ESCA implements regulations for the country's securities exchanges and is able to revoke or suspend the listing of securities. Furthermore, the ESCA implements bylaws for the country's brokers. Accordingly, the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange possesses very little regulatory power and would not be considered self-regulatory.

About the stock exchange

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) was established on 15 November 2000 by Local Law No. (3) of 2000, the provisions of which vest the Market with a legal entity of autonomous status, independent finance and management, and give ADX the necessary supervisory and executive powers to exercise its functions.


Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only)Share