In the autumn of 2009, ADCED published the first issue of The Economic Review, a quarterly economic magazine aimed to highlight aspects of economic growth in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and to promote Abu Dhabi as a distinct global economic hub.
The magazine focused in particular on initiatives that promote entrepreneurship by highlighting a number of leading entrepreneurs and their success stories. Articles and reports published in the magazine dealt with economic activities, development projects and other vital issues related to the local economy of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Considering the high values embraced and provided by The Economic Review in terms of production and quality of material, it was nominated to win the first prize in the category for the Best Public Sector Title as part of The International Customer Publishing Awards for 2011, which took place in the British capital, London.
The criteria adopted for giving the awards were based on the magazine's creativity, innovation and effectiveness.
Twenty three issues of The Economic Review have been published since its launch in 2009 until it ceased publication at the end of 2013.