• Transport

    OBG examines all aspects of local transport infrastructure, including sea, air and land. Our analysis within the transport sector reviews the major projects under way and planned, such as airport expansions, port plans, public transit systems, road construction and rail networks.
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Ports play a central role in the economic development of Abu Dhabi, contributing 3.6% of the emirate’s non-oil GDP in 2017, a value-added contribution of Dh19.6bn ($5.3bn). Closer ties with a number of international partners coupled with the growing needs of a diversifying domestic economy are driving the expansion of the emirate’s seaports, with a...

The aviation sector is experiencing rapid growth worldwide, propelled by booming tourism industries, lower airfares and the push for greater connectivity in an increasingly globalised economy. Middle-class expansion has also spurred growth in air travel, as more people are able to afford flights for holidays or business-related travel. According to...

With major port, airport, road network and railway projects under way, Abu Dhabi’s transportation sector has become a major focus of investment in recent years. International investors and developers are playing a central role in infrastructure planning, construction and management, which is seen as a strategic priority driving the emirate’s...

Abu Dhabi’s economic and demographic growth over the past decades has necessitated the development of a sophisticated surface transport network. Major road projects have continued to make progress in 2018, with an upgrade to crucial east-west arterial connections completed, and improvements to rural and urban roads ongoing. Government masterplans...

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2019

With major port, airport, road network and railway projects under way, Abu Dhabi’s transportation sector has become a major focus of investment in recent years. International investors and developers are playing a central role in infrastructure planning, construction and management, which is seen as a strategic priority driving the emirate’s economic growth and diversification initiatives....