ADNOC Distribution – Company Fact Sheet
ADNOC Distribution delivered significant value for its shareholders in 2019
And will continue to show outstanding value creation with combination of: Smart growth; attractive dividend policy and low exposure to oil price volatility
ADNOC Distribution in Numbers
Fuel retail sites in the UAE
Convenience stores
Vehicle inspection centers
9.67bn liters
Fuel volumes
Fuel retail transactions
Non-fuel retail transactions
Company Profile

ADNOC Distribution is the number one retail and wholesale fuel brand and convenience store operator in the United Arab Emirates.

We are currently the sole fuel distributor in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and have a dominant market position in the northern emirates of Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain. We began our expansion into Dubai in 2018 and operated six fuel station as of 31 December 2019. We will continue to grow our network in the UAE and Dubai in coming years.

We are also the leading marketer and distributor of fuels to commercial, industrial and government customers in the UAE. We provide aviation fuel and refueling and related aviation services to strategic customers throughout the UAE as well as refueling and related services to civil aviation customers at seven airports in the UAE.

To further compliment the services we offer at our fuel and retail stations, we operate the only government-authorized vehicle inspection centers in Abu Dhabi and offer car care services such as lube changes, tire changes and car washes at many of our locations. In addition, we lease space at our service stations to restaurants and other service providers, including major household brands such as McDonalds, KFC and Starbucks.

ADNOC Distribution established in 1973, as a wholly owned subsidiary of ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company), an integrated energy company owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi that operates across the hydrocarbon value chain, including exploration, production, storage, refining, marketing and distribution.

ADNOC Distribution shares are listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) under the symbol ADNOCDIST.


Empowering daily life, ADNOC Distribution excels at meeting the nation’s energy needs and sustaining its growth.


Our profit centric orientation and commitment to superior quality allow us to continue meeting the energy needs of our customers.


Our vision is to be a leading world-class fuels and retail business by offering enhanced customer choice and convenience in an evolving world of mobility.

We recognize that the success of our business can only be achieved by placing our customers at the center of our offering. Our customer-centric focus is an integral part of our transformational journey from a fuel retailer to a retail destination offering more than just fuel. Our strategy maps out how we will provide smart solutions to our customers’ evolving needs, while delivering sustainable and profitable growth and providing attractive returns to shareholders.

Key pillars of our strategy:

  • Customer and digital leadership.
    Improving the customer experience is central to our success. We achieve this by understanding what services customers’ value and thus enhance our offers to meet their needs. We differentiate our offering through speed, convenience, service offering, digital experience, price and loyalty.

    We are uniquely positioned to introduce products and services to our extensive customer base that boost customer satisfaction and loyalty, while driving incremental revenue and profitability. A number of customer experience initiatives we recently launched include an innovative ‘ADNOC On the go’ fuel station, a new ‘ADNOC Rewards’ loyalty program, a next generation ‘ADNOC Oasis’ convenience store and multiple digital payment options.

    The use of advanced technology is key to leveraging our position as the number one retailer in the UAE. For example, our proprietary smart technology allows pump activation and seamless payment processing without pump attendants, should the customer choose. At our newly refurbished next-generation ADNOC Oasis store, customers can also “tap and go” with self-payment option, while ‘ADNOC On the go’ neighborhood stations offer new digital technologies to enhance customer experience right from the ordering stage until the payment.

  • Profitable growth.
    We continue to implement a clear and deliverable strategy, with a target to grow EBITDA to over US$1bn by 2023. We aim to achieve this by increasing profitability, consolidating our market leader status in the UAE, enhancing our product range and expanding geographically. We intend to boost our top-line growth in both fuel and non-fuel through the acceleration of our domestic expansion in the UAE, particularly in Dubai. We also expect to grow internationally, where we see opportunities that can deliver against our investment criteria of more than 15% internal rate of return.

    To achieve our long-term growth objective, we are focusing on the following key areas: Network expansion in Dubai, Premiumization, Commercial growth, Lubricants growth and Non-Fuel Growth.

  • World class efficiency.
    Our focus is consistently around operational excellence, efficiencies and optimization throughout our organization. We are optimizing our expenditures to become an increasingly efficient organization and balancing a reduction in our costs whilst maintaining a high level of customer service.

    In the fuel retail business, we are pursuing network-wide performance analysis while executing operational improvement initiatives. In the commercial business, we are undertaking strategic initiatives to develop and improve the business including product portfolio and price optimization.

    In the non-fuel business, we are pursuing network-wide improvement initiatives including convenience stores category management, supplier negotiations and car services optimization.

    We have made significant progress in rationalizing our cash OPEX and optimization of CAPEX to build our new stations. However, there is still room for significant improvements.

  • Performance Culture.
    We are building on ADNOC’s legacy by instilling a performance-led culture that views everything we do through a commercial lens. People are at the core of our strategic imperatives. Throughout the transformation, we focus on the development of a highly skilled, world-class work force and encouraging a strong sense of responsibility and commitment. By investing in our people, we are enabling the successful execution of our strategic priorities.
At a glance
2019 Revenue
AED 21,337m
2019 Gross profit
AED 4,978m
2019 Gross profit margin
AED 2,839m
2019 EBITDA margin
2019 Net Profit for the period
AED 2,218m
2019 Net Profit Margin for the period
Chairman of the Board
H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
Ahmed Al Shamsi
Mohamed Al Hashemi
Petri Pentti
Stock Market Information
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)
ADX symbol
AED (United Arab Emirates Dirham)
International Securities Identification Number (ISIN)
Reuters Instrument Code
Bloomberg symbol
Initially listed in the stock market on
December 13, 2017
Number of shares outstanding
Market cap as at 12/07/2020
AED 37,250,000,000
Retail Business
Retail Segment

Fuel ADNOC Distribution is the UAE’s leading operator of retail fuel service stations, operating in 382 domestic locations as of 31 December 2019. We are the only operator of retail fuel stations in Abu Dhabi and a dominant operator in the Northern Emirates. We have expanded presence in UAE and now operate six fuel service stations in neighboring Dubai emirate as of 31 December 2019. We are the only fuel provider to operate in all seven emirates, as well as having two stations located in Saudi Arabia.
We are also active in the retail sale of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG) and automotive lubricants. Non-Fuel Our non-fuel activities comprise convenience stores located at fuel service stations, as well as value added services such as car washes and lube changes. ADNOC Distribution is the UAE’s largest convenience store retailer by number of stores.

Allied Services Segment
Rental properties Our Allied Services segment manages and leases retail space within our service stations. Our tenants occupy more than 900 properties, offering quick service restaurants and supplementary products and services including banking and automobile insurance.
Major tenants include well-known global brands such as McDonald’s, Starbucks, KFC, Subway and Burger King. Vehicle Inspection Our 26 vehicle inspection centers are the only authorized providers of government-mandated annual vehicle inspections in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Commercial Business
 ADNOC Distribution is the largest supplier of diesel and gasoline to commercial, industrial and government customers in the UAE wholesale fuels market.
We also sells lubricants (engine oils and greases), used by commercial, industrial, marine and government customers for motor vehicles as well as for other engines, machinery and equipment.
 We provide fuel distribution services and aircraft refueling operations to ADNOC’s civil aviation customers. In addition, we also sell aviation fuel, and provides refueling and related services, to strategic aviation customers in the UAE.