This chapter includes the following articles.
The region’s GDP is set to double by 2030 with various sectors, including oil and gas, power generation, infrastructure and transport, and tourism, expected to drive this growth. The government has identified these sectors as having particular potential for investment and can offer competitive advantages in terms of resources, geography and development needs. The region is home to both the world’s largest sour gas project and the biggest concentrated solar power project. In addition, a rising population is expected to drive real estate demand in coming years, while the region is increasingly looking to boost visitor numbers by promoting its natural beauty in an effort to attract tourists.
This chapter contains an interview with Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region.