ADNOC Distribution is the number one retail and wholesale fuel brand and convenience store operator in the United Arab Emirates.
We operate 445 retail fuel service stations and 326 convenience stores (as of 31 December 2020) in the UAE, servicing all seven emirates, and two retail fuel service stations in Saudi Arabia. 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. Our expansion into Dubai began in 2018, with the opening of three fuel service stations. This growth was significantly accelerated in 2020 with 20 new stations opening in the emirate throughout the year.
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 we expanded our vehicle inspection services to the other Emirates in 2020. We also 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.