ADIA is a public institution established by the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 1976 as an independent investment institution.
ADIA carries out its investment activities independently and without reference to the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
ADIA has no visibility on either the spending requirements of the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi or the activities of other Abu Dhabi-owned investment entities. ADIA’s assets are not classified as international reserves.
Under the UAE Constitution, the natural resources and wealth of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi are the public property of Abu Dhabi. The Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi provides ADIA with funds that are allocated for investment and surplus to its budgetary requirements and its other funding commitments.
ADIA is required to invest and reinvest these funds and make available to the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as needed, the financial resources to secure and maintain the future prosperity of the Emirate. In practice, such withdrawals have occurred infrequently.