This chapter includes the following articles.
In both Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE, diversification away from the hydrocarbons sector is a key component of economic planning, and the emirate is moving to increase the role of non-oil exports in its trading profile. This will largely be supported by continued investment in the emirate’s port infrastructure, industrial and free zones, and the connectivity between the two. Agreements with Chinese authorities are expected to both boost port capacity in the emirate and help to build a foreign direct investment pipeline from China. This chapter contains interviews with Mohamed Thani Murshed Al Rumaithi, Chairperson, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce; and Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Global Market.