UAE: Abu Dhabi Articles & Analysis

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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An expected increase in oil prices, combined with sustained growth in the non-oil sector, should drive economic expansion in Abu Dhabi in 2018, allowing the economy to rebound from a relatively flat performance in the previous 12 months.

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Abu Dhabi’s tourism sector marked a significant milestone earlier this month, with the official opening of its landmark cultural project, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, on November 11.

Abu Dhabi has moved to strengthen its growing vocational education and training sector, linking with an international risk management partner to improve the emirate’s occupational health and safety methods.

Renewable energy projects both at home and abroad continue to constitute a growing part of Abu Dhabi’s investment portfolio, as the emirate pursues what has long been a central part of its diversification strategy.

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Given its arid climate and limited groundwater reserves, Abu Dhabi is in the process of ramping up efforts around both water conservation and wastewater treatment.