UAE: Abu Dhabi Industry Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Industry from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2017

Encompassing everything from petrochemicals to food processing and aerospace to automotive parts, Abu Dhabi’s industrial sector has branched out significantly in recent years. Guided by the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and its 2016 update, the Abu Dhabi Plan, along with its own sector-specific development strategy, industry is now at a key turning point, as it begins to implement the next...

While reduced oil prices are undoubtedly a concern for the emirate’s authorities, economic diversification efforts of recent years mean Abu Dhabi is well placed to weather a prolonged period of subdued prices. Vision 2030 meanwhile contains a raft of goals that will further reduce the emirate’s reliance on hydrocarbons, and continue to foster the emergence of a more sustainable and knowledge-based economy in the years ahead.

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When Abu Dhabi’s government looked at the future course of the economy’s development, preparatory to publishing the emirate’s long-term master plan, Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, one area they were keen to see expand exponentially was petrochemicals.

 

At present, some of the world’s largest steel and aluminium outfits are no longer based in Europe, North America or Asia, but in the UAE. This is the result of regional economic dynamism and careful long-term planning by the UAE’s leadership, with the government of Abu Dhabi playing an essential part in that strategic thinking. Indeed, the Abu...

 

Encompassing everything from petrochemicals to food processing and aerospace to automotive parts, Abu Dhabi’s industrial sector has branched out significantly in recent years. Guided by the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and the broader 2016 Abu Dhabi Plan, along with its own sector-specific development strategy, industry is now at a key...

 

How is the local steel market expanding its products and applications for various industries?

 

Many of Abu Dhabi’s light and heavy industrial businesses are located in its specialised economic zones (SEZs), which have proven popular because of the range of attractive benefits they offer. Although the benefits may vary from zone to zone, in general they include the possibility of 100% foreign ownership, something not currently possible...

 

The UAE will soon have its first nuclear energy plant. The world’s largest new nuclear construction site, with four units being constructed simultaneously, is progressing successfully at Barakah, located on the coast around 50 km west of Ruwais.