UAE: Abu Dhabi Industry

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Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates that comprise the UAE, in terms of both its land mass and economy, and home to the majority of the country’s energy production and reserves. While the emirate is home to the world’s sixth-largest proven oil reserves, financial buffers have helped it diversify and yield steady non-oil revenues.


When Abu Dhabi’s government looked at the future course of the economy’s development, preparatory to publishing the emirate’s long-term master plan, Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, one area they were keen to see expand exponentially was petrochemicals.


At present, some of the world’s largest steel and aluminium outfits are no longer based in Europe, North America or Asia, but in the UAE. This is the result of regional economic dynamism and careful long-term planning by the UAE’s leadership, with the government of Abu Dhabi playing an essential part in that strategic thinking. Indeed, the Abu...


Encompassing everything from petrochemicals to food processing and aerospace to automotive parts, Abu Dhabi’s industrial sector has branched out significantly in recent years. Guided by the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and the broader 2016 Abu Dhabi Plan, along with its own sector-specific development strategy, industry is now at a key...


How is the local steel market expanding its products and applications for various industries?


Many of Abu Dhabi’s light and heavy industrial businesses are located in its specialised economic zones (SEZs), which have proven popular because of the range of attractive benefits they offer. Although the benefits may vary from zone to zone, in general they include the possibility of 100% foreign ownership, something not currently possible...

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