This chapter includes the following articles.
Developing Abu Dhabi’s domestic transport infrastructure and broader transport industry has been one of the government’s priorities over the past decade. At the same time, the rapid expansion of the local aviation and maritime shipping industries has contributed to the emirate’s growing reputation as a transit and logistics hub. Further expansion is under way to meet the need of anticipated population growth, with the population set to reach 2.6m by 2030, up from just 0.9m in 2008. The emirate’s ongoing transport projects are creating significant opportunities for local and international investment, while developments in the air transport segment are set to considerably boost Abu Dhabi’s international connections. This chapter contains an interview with Tony Douglas, CEO, Abu Dhabi Airports.