From The Report: Abu Dhabi 2023
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Abu Dhabi, the largest emirate in the UAE, boasts 200 islands and 700 km of coastline. It is a vital player in the UAE’s economic and political landscape, with around 96% of the country’s oil reserves. To propel diversification, the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 is focused on key sectors such as finance, ICT, agri-tech, tourism and manufacturing.
The Abu Dhabi Plan, meanwhile, which was initiated in 2016, aims to create a thriving private sector and enhance business opportunities. Despite headwinds stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, Abu Dhabi is making strides toward a diversified, globally integrated economy. Priorities include knowledge-based sectors like tourism, manufacturing, logistics, health care, education, financial services and ICT. Private sector investment and foreign direct investment are key drivers in this regard. By 2030 non-hydrocarbons sectors are targeted to contribute 64% of GDP, with oil and gas to account for 36%.

This chapter contains interviews with Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Vice-President of the UAE, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court; and Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, President and CEO, UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators.