UAE: Abu Dhabi Industry Articles & Analysis

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Chapter | Industry from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2016

With proven crude oil reserves of 98bn barrels and an established downstream infrastructure, which has positioned the UAE as the sixth-largest petroleum producer in the world, the country’s industrial landscape is dominated by hydrocarbons activity. In 2014 the Investment Development Bureau identified several targets for future development, including building materials, petrochemicals, metals...

Chapter | Security, Aerospace & Defence from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2016

Abu Dhabi’s security, aerospace and defence industries have become a critical component of the emirate’s ongoing push to both protect critical national infrastructure and its interests abroad, as well as transform itself into a knowledge-based, diversified economy. Total military spending in the UAE stood at 5.1% of GDP in 2012 before rising to 6.1% in 2013 and then moderating to 5.7% in 2014...

Chapter | Utilities from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2016

With the decline in oil prices placing the federal budget under pressure, and demand for power and water increasing at a rapid rate, the authorities have turned their attention toward more effective consumer pricing and demand management. Diversification away from reliance on combined-cycle gas independent water and power producers will have a transformative effect on the supply side of the...

Thanks to business-friendly government policies implemented over the past 10 years Abu Dhabi is now home to a rapidly diversifying economy that is among the largest in the region, with GDP reaching a total of Dh952.68bn ($259.32bn) at current prices in 2014.

Rising demand for processed metals, fuelled by regional infrastructure projects, is set to help Abu Dhabi’s industrial sector build new momentum in terms of both output and sales.

Manufacturing is playing an increasingly important role as the emirate pushes ahead with efforts to diversify its economy to build a long-term growth path that is less dependent on hydrocarbons. Abu Dhabi’s industrial strategy seeks to leverage competitive advantages in resources, location, infrastructure and governmental support to become a leader in a range of sectors...