UAE: Abu Dhabi Transport Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2017

The transport sector in Abu Dhabi is gearing up for further progression, with a new strategy taking the emirate towards a smarter future for its airports, highways and harbours. Developments in the region are linking the emirate ever closer to its neighbours, with transport systems transforming the Gulf into a more integrated, multi-modal corridor, and Abu Dhabi into an increasingly vital hub...

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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Plans to expand Abu Dhabi’s ports network are moving ahead as local cargo traffic holds steady despite the slowdown in global shipping volumes over the past year.

 

In what ways will the Department of Transport and the Department of Municipal Affairs merger create efficiencies going forward?

 

Securing a sustainable aviation sector is one of the principal aims of the Abu Dhabi Plan and the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 long-term development strategy. This inclusion in such a holistic, integrated plan demonstrates the leadership’s understanding that aviation can hold the key to growth in a series of other interconnected industries...

 

Abu Dhabi City is today undergoing a dramatic change and expansion, yet this is just the most recent stage of a process that has been under way for many years. Over the last few decades the UAE’s capital has been transformed from a small collection of government buildings, harbour facilities, houses, markets and mosques into a major city. The...

 

What are the biggest priorities for infrastructure development and integration going forward?

 

The transport sector in Abu Dhabi is gearing up for further progression, with a new strategy taking the emirate towards a smarter future for its airports, highways and harbours. Developments in the region are linking the emirate ever closer to its neighbours, with transport systems transforming the Gulf into a more integrated, multi-modal...