This chapter includes the following articles.
With increasing road, air and maritime transport movements, and the recent launch of a new five-year plan for the emirate’s transport industry, Dubai’s reputation as a major transport centre in the Middle East has continued to grow. In 2016 the emirate saw growth in aircraft, air passenger and air freight movement, as well as in the total number of Dubai Metro and bus system passengers, while the economic contribution from the maritime shipping segment has also increased. The emirate’s success in these and other transport and logistics-related areas over the past decade can be attributed largely to the rapid implementation of ambitious development strategies, with the Roads and Transport Authority launching 29 initiatives under the government’s smart city initiative between 2014 and 2016.
This chapter contains an interview with Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Roads and Transport Authority.