From The Report: Abu Dhabi 2023
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Abu Dhabi’s transport sector is an important driver of economic growth. The completion of stage two of the Etihad Rail network and the imminent opening of a new terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport are among the sector’s key milestones. This sector has experienced significant gains, with tourism and commercial activities rebounding in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Abu Dhabi continues to pioneer innovative solutions, such as autonomous vehicles, water taxis and artificial intelligence-driven traffic management, aimed at easing congestion and reducing pollution. However, the deployment of advanced technologies also presents regulatory and partnership challenges. Navigating these hurdles will require agile regulators and robust public-private collaboration.

Innovation not only benefits Abu Dhabi residents, but also offers valuable insights for observers around the world who are keen to learn from the emirate’s experiences in pioneering modern transport solutions.
This chapter contains interviews with Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport; and Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and Group CEO, AD Ports Group.