Safeguarding Abu Dhabi’s natural resources for a sustainable future.

EAD regulates and enforces Abu Dhabi's environmental laws to protect biodiversity and preserve the quality of life for a sustainable future.

Starting as a small group of pioneering ecologists in 1996 working in the harsh desert environment, we have grown – breaking down barriers and pushing the limits of science and conservation.

We are now the largest environmental regulator in the Middle East, continuing the strong legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan by exemplifying his values of conservation.

Our proudest achievements include setting up the Sheikh Zayed Protected Areas Network, recording 100 unknown invertebrate species and leading the region in banning gargour fishing nets – while our mandate is focused on regulation and direction of policy with transparency.

But our work doesn’t stop there. It’s as much about the future as it is about the past.

Each year, we carry out thousands of compliance inspections and assess and characterise risks to develop a better understanding of environmental risks in the emirate.

The prosperity of Abu Dhabi has relied on our natural resources. The environment is our foundation and our history. Join us in making it our future.

Vision Mission Values
Our Vision

"A sustainable, well-protected and healthy environment that enhances quality of life."

Our Mission

“To protect the environment and promote sustainability, through innovative environmental management, and impact-oriented policies and regulations, in collaboration with our partners and the broader community.”

Our Values

Partnership & Teamwork
Initiative with Innovation
Ownership & Accountability


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